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by William Faulkner

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Describe the Grierson family in William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily."

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There are two Griersons in "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner: Emily and her father. Together they form a rather unique little family.

Everyone in town calls Emily Grierson "Miss Emily," and, since the story is narrated by a narrator who lives in town, that is how the readers come to know her, as well. She is the eccentric daughter of a proud, aristocratic Southern man who shaped the way she thinks and lives and has a great-aunt who went crazy.  None of the men who want to court the young Miss Emily are good enough, so she lives most of her life alone, doing eccentric things to please herself and earn some money. When her father dies, she is in denial and keeps...

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