Our certified Educators are real professors, teachers, and scholars who use their academic expertise to tackle your toughest questions.Educators go through a rigorous application process, and every answer they submit is reviewed by our in-house editorial team.Time is also essential to the character of Miss Emily, who could never have survived or kept her life so much like it was when she was a young woman had she lived in the North where things move more swiftly.
It all began at her funeral when she died and her servant Tobe left the house.
When she was alive, she was a charming, exciting and happy woman but when she grew old, she turned into a person who wanted to lead a single life away from people. Grierson and as so she was always restricted him from dating or “courting.” and when the father died many people felt pity on her.
No one had been in Emily’s house except for his servant Tobe.
Emily during his life did not pay taxes ever since he met Colonel Sartoris simply because it was whispered by the past mayor that the city was indebted to her family.
Letters were sent repeatedly, but it is many years before the men actually visit Miss Emily's home to collect the money owed.
And as things move so slowly between Miss Emily and Jefferson, it is not until Miss Emily has died that members of the community enter her home and find the room where she has been living—if only in her mind—amid the glory days of her youth...sleeping next to the corpse of her dead lover, who she poisoned in her home and left in the position of a groom awaiting his bride. For a long while we just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin.
In conclusion, the setting of this story was to explain the future generations and how they dealt with their legacy.
This description helps us picture a decaying Mississippi town in the post-Civil War in the south.
William Faulkner created his own county, Mississippi County, Yoknapatawpha as the setting for all his fiction.
William focused on Emily who was the last child in the lineage of Grierson who was still alive. The main character of the story is Emily Grierson who had died by then.