In "A Rose for Emily," how are women represented and marginalized?

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Faulkner portrays how women are marginalized throughout the south by illustrating Emily Grierson's relationship with her oppressive father. Emily's father is portrayed as a strict man, who severely limits Emily's abilities to socialize and date throughout the town of Jefferson. Emily's relationship with her father is best represented by the tableau of their family, where Emily's father is standing in the foreground holding a horsewhip with his back to his daughter. Emily is depicted as dependent on male figures throughout the short story, even refusing to acknowledge her father's death. The crayon portrait of Emily's father in her living room also symbolizes his constant "supervision" and influence on his daughter, even after his death. 

Faulkner portrays the other women of Jefferson as gossiping busybodies. They criticize Emily's relationship with Homer Barron and only attend Emily's funeral out of curiosity, while the men attend to show respect for the "fallen monument." Overall, the...

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