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How does Miss Emily behave after her father dies?

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hrussell2010 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2009 at 7:32 AM via web

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How does Miss Emily behave after her father dies?

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troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 21, 2009 at 2:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Miss Emily was very different.  She never was able to date or to make any decisions for herself.  Her father did that all for her and didn't believe that any man was "good enough" for his daughter.  Because he controlled her life in so many aspects, she grew up completely dependent on him.  When he died, she literally "freaked"--she didn't let them even take the body away until 3 days had passed.  They thought she was just clinging to the only life she had.  She never went out, and she was a complete recluse.

"The day after his death all the ladies prepared to call at the house and offer condolence and aid, as is our custom Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days."

 

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kamra1995 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM (Answer #2)

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what does miss emily do when her father dies

 

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