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Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Emily’s Character Analysis Emily, as the main character in A Rose for Emily , is a classic outsider with the capability to control and limit her real identity to the townspeople by staying hidden. Emily is a silent and mysterious character, and she comes under intense scrutiny by the townspeople. Moreover, the narrator depicts Emily as unstable, tragic and displaying a bizarre behavior (Faulkner 170). Emily has the capability to reinforce her personal laws and conduct, by refusing to pay taxes, buys poison for committing murder and refuses the mailing services. Emily’s character, further demonstrates how an overly protected individual could destroy another’s life to the extent of killing them. Hence, this portrays Emily as a purely tragic figure that the reader can perceive from the outside. According to the narration, the townspeople know the character of Emily better than even the narrator. That is the reason why Emily is referred to as impervious. It is tough to comprehend and penetrate her personality, which is one of the reasons why people fail to understand her. Emily becomes a murderer in her thirties, which is quite tragic. At that breathe, Emily is shadowy and mysterious, not only in the eyes of the townspeople but also to the narrator and the reader. The narrator tells the following information about Emily. Foremost, the narrator portrays Emily as a monument. However, the narrator also pities her character because she is demanding and irritating since she chooses to live her life based on her personal terms. Moreover, the narrator makes Emily a subject of speculation and gossip, particularly when the townspeople complain from the fact that Emily accepts Homer’s attentions without any solid plans for the wedding. Once Emily buys the poison, the townspeople conclude that Emily is going to commit suicide. The narrator also demonstrates the instabilities of Emily, which guide her in the opposite
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Surname 2 direction. In the last scene of the story, the narrator shows that Emily is a necrophiliac, meaning that she is sexually attracted to the dead (Faulkner, 179).
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