A Rose for Emily Questions and Answers
by William Faulkner

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How are the ladies in the stories "A Rose for Emily", "The Necklace" and "The Rocking Horse Winner" similar?  

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That is an interesting question!  Certainly all of the ladies have a sense of propriety and certain attitudes towards being wealthy, having money, and how one should behave  or be if you had money.  In "A Rose for Emily" because Emily has money, she feels that she is owed certain privileges and rights, like not having to pay taxes.  She often holds herself above the law and above the judgments and decisions of others.  She possesses a stubbornness and haughtiness that comes with her money.  She also doesn't have enough money in the end; she ends up with just one servant, and has to teach painting lessons to get by.  In "The Necklace", Madam Loisel desires the social status that Miss Emily already...

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