In A Rose for Emily, How is Emily portrayed?

In A Rose for Emily, How is Emily portrayed?

In A Rose for Emily, How is Emily portrayed?

In A Rose for Emily, How is Emily portrayed?

In the abstract, Faulknet portrays Emily as a symbol of a dying Old South, a “monument” of ancient times, stubborn to let go of a glorious past, and unable to fit into the present. She is a vestige of what once may have been glorious, a little girl alone, a woman lost due to the lack of control exerted by her father, and a woman so desperate for company that she would not even let go of the dead bodies of her father, nor her lover.Concretely, Faulkner describes her in the beginnings of the story as:They rose when she entered-a small, fat woman in black, with a thin gold chain descending to her waist and vanishing into her belt, leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold head.  Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her.  She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue.  Her eyes, lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough as they moved from one face to another while the visitors stated their errand.
In A Rose for Emily, How is Emily portrayed?