influence of traditional ways in A Rose for Emily

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The story of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, is written with the influence of traditional ways and attitudes of the old South with true insight. Faulkner, a writer brought up in the South, displays the upbringing and lifestyles of people in a town called Jefferson. The story reflects the life of Emily Grierson who too, is a southern woman. Her upbringing by a stern father leads to her slow journey through a secluded …

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…town went to the funeral, the men through sort of a respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house.”(465) It was only after her body had been properly buried, that Faulkner gives us complete insight to Miss Emily’s failed attempt at life and lets us see the degree to which her father’s outdated traditions ruin her life and tarnish her family name.