A Life of a Dependent Woman (a Rose for Emily)

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Hien Cao English 101 online Assignment 4 A Rose for Emily Author: William Faulkner A life of a dependent woman We are human beings. We all depend on something or someone to live. But depending too much on a specific pattern is not good at all. In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Miss Emily’s life is marked by some male individuals. After her father’s death, she felt depressed and wanted to be alone. Then Colonel Sartoris helped her remit her taxes. And in the end, she killed her lover Homer Barron and kept him in her upstairs room. Miss Emily was never independent. The influences from her father made her feel dependent on every single male of only a few throughout her life. She extremely depended on her father, Colonel Sartoris and Homer Barron. Miss Emily was a woman who never learned to be independent. Her father’s dominant behavior completely influenced her whole life badly. It made her become such a male-dependent person. That led to her to deny her father’s death. She didn’t want to pay any taxes because Colonel Sartoris told her that she was able not to. At last she killed Homer in order to prevent his leaving. Emily’s dependency upon her father made her depend on every important man in her life; she tried to keep each of them as close to her as she could. Essay Outline Introduction: The influences from Emily’s father made her feel dependent on every single male of only a few throughout her life: her own father, Colonel Sartoris, Homer Barron. Body: She depended on her father. Her father’s suppressing behavior doomed her future totally. Her father kept all men away from her. She denied his death. She depended on Colonel Sartoris. Colonel Sartoris helped her remit taxes. She denied his death. She told the Aldermen to go to ask him about her taxes. No one could make her pay her…...

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