Women are seen as both strong and weak when they show firm determination. In the story, Emily goes through hardship when her father dies and her sufferings add on when Homer Baron leaves her. She puts a boundary in her life and shuts everyone out. However, she still goes on living like this. Her strong determination can be seen as a strong trait as she was determined to live and did not end her life despite her grieves. In contrast, Emily’s determination can lead to her being stubborn. Emily is said to be stubborn when she did not let anyone dispose of her father’s body for 3 days. As in the text, ‘She told them her father was not dead’ and did not allow anyone to manage the corpse of her father. This proves that her firm determination has made her stubborn. Thus, Emily’s actions portray the impact of strength and weakness of firm determination.
Furthermore, a woman’s ability to love can impact her when the trait is seen as both strong and weak. Emily has