Compare the two female protagonists in A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner (Emily), and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (the wife)?
Faulkner describes Emily Grierson as a fallen monument when dead, and a tradition, a duty, and a care or hereditary responsibility for the town when she was alive. Emily represents the old gentile ladies of a South that no longer exists. She had been soft and kind and demure, all reasons why her father's absolute control over her life made...
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