A Rose for Emily: Abandonment Issues and Distorted Principle of Reality
Desertion Issues and Distorted Idea of Truth In the short story A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner. The character Emily Grieson was a socialite of her town. Naturally with this status there is a particular reputation she has to maintain. She not just represents her household name but in sense individuals as well. Considering that she is such a dominant figure, the townspeople positioned her on a high pedestal and are extremely judgmental of her actions. She lived a really remote and controlled life.
Her father, a selfish and controling guy, thought that none of the young men who concerned court her was good enough. So he drove them all away. When he lastly passed away, Emily was very ravaged. She never developed any genuine relationship with anybody, so it was like her world entirely crumbled. Her dad’s death caused her to established Desertion issues and Distorted Principles of Truth. The death of her daddy in a sense to her was desertion, since he dies leaving her to fend for herself. She was left in a world that she really didn’t fully understand.
He kept her sheltered from everyone. When he passed away, she didn’t want to accept the fact that he was dead. It took the townspeople three days to convince to quit his body. They felt really sorry for her. But did nothing to consoled her. They were thankful due to the fact that now she would understand like other individuals, what it felt like to count cents. According to the Townspeople the Grierson household had a streak of basic madness alone with a ridiculous pride. Her great-aunt likewise went crazy. “The Griersons held themselves a little expensive for what they actually were”( 271 ).
After her father was buried, Emily became really sick for a while Campbell 2 She kept herself locked up inside the house. When she finally came out of the house, her look was different. She cut her hair short, as if it was a symbol of a clean slate for her. She was single, all she had actually left was her house and her Negro servant Tobe. Throughout that summertime the town had an agreement to for paving the sidewalk. The building company included a male called Homer Barron, a worker from the north.
He was a male that drew attention to himself. He was extremely well recognized quick in the town. The town individuals were shock when they learnt that he and Emily were hanging out together. They couldn’t think that a Grierson would be seriously interested in a male like Homer, a worker from the north. Her father was the only male figure that she understood and he died leaving her to take care of herself. So it was actually no surprise that she fell for the very first guy that showed her some interest and feeling. They went on Sunday drives together. She loved him and wished to wed him.
He also knew that she wanted to get wed. Which is why he made the said “he liked males” and “he was not a weding man”( 271 ). When Emily recognized it was time for homer to leave, she felt herself going on the brink of solitude once again. She felt that if he left he would be the second guy that abandon her. So she chose to poison and keep him permanently. In her mind she would have the one thing she constantly desired and that was friendship. Even if it was with a dead corpse. This was the start of Emily’s distorted concept of reality.
Although the story leapt around a lot, it was simple to presume that she was rather psychotic. She went to the jewelers and bought a male’s toilet set in silver with the letters H. B. on each piece and a complete outfit of guys’s clothing, consisting of a nightshirt. She knew that Homer had no objective on wed her. So she produced a dream that they were wed. A dream that even the town people thought, Campbell 3 after they were apparently wed that was the last time the town saw Homer, the night he participated in Emily’s home. The Townspeople never ever really came in contact with Emily.
They focus on her and her family’s life that they didn’t realize or care to see that something was incorrect with her, specifically when she went to the druggist and specified “I desire some poison”( 272 ). The druggist then informed her that by law he is needed to understand what she is going to utilize it for. She then gazed him down as if to intimidate him until he gives up and he did without an answer from her. Everybody believed that she was going to use it to kill herself. Which they believed would be the best thing for her to do. However as time passed by, they understand that she had no intention to toxin herself.
When she died a couple of years later on in one of her downstairs room. They discovered her with her head propped on a yellow and moldy pillow. She was sick but nobody knew since her Negro servant didn’t talk to anybody and after her death he vanished. They offered her a funeral service and everybody attended. They decided to wait some time prior to they go upstairs in her house to the area that was blocked off. When they entered the room, it was provided for a bridal. As they entered more into the space, they saw a male laying in the bed, rotten beneath what was left of his ightshirt and the 2nd pillow next to him had an imprint of a head. We can now presume Emily was sleeping with the dead body of Homer Barron. In conclusion, Miss Emily was so desperate for love that she was driven to devote a criminal act to have her requirement for loves satisfied. However twisted as it may appear, if we look back on her life, and how everybody in the town abandoned her. We actually can’t blame her for the way her life ended up, due to the fact that all she had was herself. So she did what she felt she needed to and in her mind it was the best thing to do.