After the death of his father and brother, Eddie was glad to have his mother all to himself. Augusta was his best friend and one true love and her death broke Eddie beyond repair. Later after he was arrested and during a lengthy evaluation process, the only thing he would say about his mother was that “she was good in every way” and “she didn’t deserve all of her suffering.” The Gein family seemed to be one that was destined for misfortune, beginning in 1879 when George Gein, at the age of three years old, was left orphaned when his family was tragically killed during a flash flood. George Gein was raised in a loveless home by his Scottish grandparents till he was in his twenties at which time he ventured out on his own. He had a number of different jobs, but his feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing led to his increasing fondness for the bottle which contributed to his inability to hold a job.
It is very hard on Miss Emily to accept her father’s death, so hard that she keep his body in the same place of his death for three days. The townspeople say, “poor Emily. Her kinfolk should come to her.” These are all instances of insanity. Another instance of insanity is when Miss Emily goes to buy arsenic. “‘I want some poison’ said Miss Emily, and doesn’t tell the druggist why”(704).
Foreshadowing, imagery and symbolism in William Faulkner “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner starts with Emily’s funeral where the entire town is present “the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument the women mostly out of curiosity” (287). The narrator, who represents the town, describes her life as lonely, hopeless and isolated form the community. Her father robbed her of a life. He is the dominant face in her life and he “had driven away” “all the young men “that wanted to marry her (290). He died when she was thirty years old living her alone with no husband and with a lone to the town.
The slaying of Susie devastated her whole town and brought them closer together. Losing such a young and bright student such as Susie in a horrible way such as murder and rape, the town would react in the same manner because murder never took place in their small Pennsylvania town. Death is portrayed as a sad and depressing entity. Although everyone will experience some sort of death in their lifetime, many do not know how to handle a sudden and brutal one. For the Salmon family, the death of their daughter Susie is a tremendous task to try and cope with because of how she died.
Lily also lives with her father and she says in the book that it never felt right to call him dad so she just settled on T. Ray. T. Ray is abusive and convinces Lily that her mother’s death is all her fault by telling her that she picked up the gun and it went off in her hands and killed her mother and that her mother didn’t care about her at all and left her. The date is 1964 and President Johnson has just signed the Civil Rights Act. Rosaleen decides that she wants to register to vote and Lily walks with her into town. As they reach the outskirts of town Rosaleen and Lily come across three white men who harass Rosaleen.
“…and sat mumbling, ‘Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now…’” (Bradbury 114). Mildred, his own wife, called the fire department because of the books Montag kept. Not only did she just call the fire department, but she called the one place that Montag worked and was already on the edge of being fired and put in prison. In one shot he lost his wife and job and in pages to come, his home. Many people would just give up, give Beatty the books within the 24 hours or just burn the rest of them but not Montag.
Idgy is devastated when Buddy’s life is cut short when he is hit by a train and killed. Because of this tragic event, Idgie withdraws from proper society for most of her childhood and teenage years until Buddy's former girlfriend, the prim Ruth Jamison, intercedes at the entreaty of the worried Threadgoode family. Because of the encouragement of Idgie’s family, friends, and acceptance from the community she grew into adulthood as a strong, independent woman. She repeatedly stepped outside what was considered the normal way of living for women in the 1920s era by openly defying the proper society standard way of living. She scoffed at religion, drank alcohol, gambled, wore britches or shorts, was kind to the Negro community, and openly challenged Ruth’s abusive husband.
Judge Stevens says to one of the townspeople, “’will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?’” (545), which provides the reader with even more sympathy than before. At this point in the story, Miss Emily just seems like a poor old woman with nobody left to love. As we read on, Faulkner provides more details about Miss Emily, which might suggest her slight insanity. For the first three days after her father’s death, Miss Emily acted as if her father was still alive, keeping the dead body with her until the townspeople threatened to resort to law and force to bury the body. At one point, Miss Emily goes to the druggist to buy arsenic.
The narrator describes her father’s behavior perfectly, “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will” (Faulkner). As a result of this, Miss Emily never married. The narrator does suggest that the community women at least understand the viability of secrets as regards Miss Emily and her house (Curry). Through what the narrator
After more than four decades of wedded bliss Albert Ballard 80 years old fatally shot his wife then turn the gun on himself and took his own life. What could possibly motivate this loving spouse to kill? Albert’s amending love for his wife Sandra is undeniable as evident by his daily routine visits to her; Albert’s love and devotion to Sandra accorded him great trust from the facility’s security, that he was allowed to visit without screening for safety purposes. The article published on this shooting subtly indicates a loving and compassionate Albert, coupled with feelings of depression and helpfulness. Albert’s decision to commit double suicide re-affirms his acceptance that he cannot help his wife, whom he is unable to cope with her situation that he is