“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner (1930)
Emily was found crazy, by her over reaction to her fathers death and her man fleeing, left alone with nothing but her house. At first she said that her father didn’t die, which the town for the town people seem kind of ok reaction. After a while started to never come out of the house and these people where worried about her and her depression and poor her, etc; but no one seemed to do anything about it. But when the house became grotesque of dust and repulsive smells then they thought she was crazy living in that filth, the house started rotting as she did. How she later is described like a “small, fat woman in black, with a thin gold chain descending to her waist and vanishing into her belt, leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold head. Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her”. When she was young she was thinner and know like this and gray peppered hay seem she has gone crazy, not caring about hygiene and own health. So much that the town people had to enter as burglars to get rid of the smell, which I myself find that the town gave off some crazy just by doing this kind of things instead of being afraid to go up to her. One f the reasons the town acts these way is because of the class group she is supposed to be in or considered is in, and they over react to the decay of the house but especially because of knowing that Toby with her, she with that type of class person disrupts their class structure and they can’t handle it, this I why they send the cousins with complaints to the house. Since “William Faulkner (1897-1962), who came from an old southern family, grew up in Oxford, Mississippi” he lived in that discrimination and society of those times and has a pretty good idea of how people thought being in deferent classes. But what I think is that she is not necessarily has gone mad, but has blocked her mind of anything better...
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