The main reason for such a tragedy in "A Rose for Emily", was that her Dad had spoiled her from the very beginning. When Miss Emily had wanted something she got it. Her father wanted her to have the best upbringing and the best everything for his little girl. He also set the mood for the tragic event in the story because any beau she had come to call on her, he would run them off. No one was good enough for his little girl. When Miss Emily's dad passed on she was left a sum of money and respect from the entire town. The way the town treats her after her father passes is very interesting to how they think about her. The whole town think, she is crazy old hag and just put up with her.
in the critical analysis by Milinda Scwab, she states that one of the reasons Miss Emily has had such a tragedy in her life is she lost time."When we first meet Miss Emily, she carries in a pocket somewhere within her clothing an 'invisible watch ticking at the end of a gold chain (Scwab 215)" By this she is meaning that Miss Emily Grierson is fixed on passing time and the past, then why does she need a watch? The watch and chain represents that she is able to control her own time and matters. For instance when the alderman comes to get her taxes she simply does not pay them. Her father did the town so well that she believed that his doing went for her also. The way every one gives her what she wants with out arguing is respect for an elder.
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