After mourning for her dead father she meets a boy named Homer Barron, and Emily begins to like him. Everyone was worried about what she was doing. Emily buys arsenic and the town rumors have it that she is going to kill herself. To change the scene and make it look like a wedding, Emily buys a couple of things like man's toilet set and clothing and people think she is getting married. When Homer entered the house, he never came out.
Emily’s father played a role in her isolation. Her town believed she was crazy because of the way she and her father carried themselves, the fact she had never married, and the way she dealt with grief. Throughout her life, her father turned away countless numbers of suitors, even well into her 30s, around marrying age. “None of the
The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
Truman Capote uses variety of language devices to vividly develop Perry Smith in his novel In Cold Blood. These language devices include, diction, similes and symbolism. Throughout the novel diction is used to develop Perry Smith’s character, and suggest reasons for the murder. When Smith explains what happened that night at the Clutter’s family home, he tells agent Alvin Dewey about his moment with Nancy Clutter. The phrase "[He] pulled up the covers, tucked her in…" expresses a calm and cozy tone which contrasts with the situation.
A Mistry of Emily’s Life. In the story “A Rose for Emily”, the author William Faulkner tells about a mysterious small, fat woman Emily Grierson. After her father past away and her sweetheart is gone, Emily has a mental breakdown and is entirely cut off from the outside world; people hardly see her at all. The whole town is very curious to see the inside of her house, to penetrate Emily’s world and exchange a few words with the Negro who is her cook and gardener. People tend to see what is inside of a big, squarish frame house which still decorated in a style of the seventies and it is the only house in a whole town that is alienated.
He shows interest in Emily romantically although she is a thirty something year old woman. Barron does not seem serious about Emily, Emily not knowing this to her he represents love. In Thomas Dilworth's scholar journal, "A romance to kill for: homicidal complicity in Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" states that to her he was the only insight or example of love since her father ran offed every man that was interested in her. The symbolic meaning behind Barron was long lasting love that Emily craved. As a sign of control of her love in the relationship she poisons him it is not clearly stated but it is inferred after he disappears from the town without a trace.
After I have read and reread the short stories listed in the Complete section of this week, I find that A Rose for Emily intrigues me the most. I think it is probably due to the way the story is narrated. I like the way it is framed in a first-person point of view but also relies on the feelings of many. In the nearly 90 years since William Faulkner produced A Rose for Emily, many writers, scholars and critics have written about the intriguing story and have produced many different opinions regarding the meaning of the title, the plot and numerous others points in the story. I have read this classic short story over and over and have drastically different ideas of why Emily did what she did depending on the point of view that I have at the time of the reading.
She had a relationship with an old lover. But in the story it started when her father was living he kept her in isolation and mostly in the home, meaning didn 't let her get out. When reading this I imagine that Miss Emily was depressed meaning sadden about being kept isolated and of her father’s death. In the reading story sure Miss Emily was lonely, depressed, and confused mindset. For years the town neither makes her pay nor harasses her with tax notification letters to pay her taxes, until now.
Thus, Emily doesn’t really know or have a way to truly express herself. There are terrible secrets everywhere, like Homer Barron’s corpse. Barron’s corpse shows how detached and unresolved Emily was. She was afraid of letting go of the things she loved. She never accept her Mr. Grierson’s death.