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A Rose for Emily: Character Analysis of Emily Grierson

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that her father was dead in her home for days straight.

Miss. Emily’s behavior throughout the story concludes that she was desperately lonely and that she longed for the companionship of someone who would never betray or leave her. The more and more we got to know Emily the more we questioned the sanity of everyone involved. Though this story is told through the eyes of others I don’t think we would have gotten much more information from Emily herself. Regardless, in the end we figure out once and for all that her grasp of reality is gone and was probably gone before the story ever begun.

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