Miss Emily's male interaction in A Rose for Emily

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Miss Emily's male interaction in A Rose for Emily The way that a person is raised has a lot to do with their personality and actions as an adult. The protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is an example of just that. Miss Emily was raised to be very dependent on the only male figure in her life, her father. This set the type of interaction that she would have with the male figures throughout …

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…to live on her own without the presence of a male authority figure. Her father’s death brought denial, as did Colonel Sartoris’ death. When Homer came around Emily couldn’t afford another man to leave her and she did what she thought she had to do. With Emily’s dependency on her father she was caused to depend on each man she came in contact with, keeping each close to her anyway she could.