What life lessons does the story "A Rose for Emily " teach us? What life lessons does the story "A Rose for Emily " teach us?

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The other educators raise very good points about the possible lessons of Faulkner's story "A Rose for Emily." Emily Grierson is the last member of a once-eminent local family. Since the death of her father, her fortunes have entered a long decline, and eventually she becomes a "hereditary obligation upon the town," which exempts her from paying taxes to help her save money and also to save face—for Miss Emily refuses to acknowledge the fact that her circumstances have changed and continues to live as she always has. She, like her house, lifts her "stubborn and coquettish decay above" the evidence of her decline all around her, "an eyesore among eyesores."

This inability to change even when necessity demands it is also apparent in Miss Emily's bizarre behavior after the death of her father. Mr. Grierson is described as a harsh, controlling figure, always in the forefront of Miss Emily's life, standing between her and the outside world, "his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of...

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