How does “A Rose for Emily” represent the difference between the Old South and the New South?

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The story represents the Old South as a place of tradition, respect, and distinct gender identities. For instance, the narrator tells us that men went to Miss Emily Grierson 's funeral "through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument." Miss Emily's house is the only traditional home left, "decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies...." The house is personified as being "stubborn and coquettish," though it had become an absolute eyesore as a result of its decay and age. Miss Emily herself is described as "a tradition... a sort of hereditary obligation upon the down." She was cared for, after her father's death, by the mayor of the town, who declared that Miss Emily would not have to pay any taxes, essentially, in order to help her to preserve her dignity and keep her home and status. He invented a tale about her father having loaned the town money once, though "Only a man of [his] generation and thought could have...

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