From the story "A Rose for Emily", why is Miss Emily a sad person?

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In part II of the story "A Rose for Emily" we learn that, while Emily is not directly characterized as a “sad” woman, she definitely suffers enough to be indirectly considered to be one. 

That was two years after her father's death and a short time after her sweetheart--the one we believed would marry her --had deserted her. After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.

This statement serves as evidence to support the claim that Emily is a sad character. We know that she is sad...

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