The townspeople didn’t call her crazy at first; they thought she was sheltered, unhappy. Miss Emily was from a family of high stature and wealth in their small town. She had a certain social upbringing that put certain pressures and stress upon her. Her father drove all her potential husbands away, leaving her never to marry. This emotional stress had caused her mental stability to weaken and crack.
Curley’s wife is lonely because she is the only women on the farm, and has no other girls to talk to. She’s married to Curley who she never really loved and because she’s married she can’t follow her dream of being a movie star. For instance Curley says to her “Why’nt you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” (P.62) This shows no one wants Curley’s wife around, she doesn’t even have her own name. Curley’s wife gave up her dreams
His neglect is still being felt because he has her living in the past. He has caused her to find it extremely hard to deal with change. A simple example is “When the town got free postal delivery Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it” (708). Her not being able to deal with change all dates back to the neglect from her father. The free postal delivery had a harmless effect, but when it came time for Homer Barron to leave to go back North, this did not settle well with Emily.
Noone seems to have the real cause of it, they just assume she’s going to kill herself and they wanted her to. They say she lost her ways and that her like a man that wasn’t up to people-with-money standards. In the end she doesn’t use the poison for herself………….. When Miss Emily dies the women are not mournful but curious to go into her house and scope around. The men seem to pay their respects.
The WiB is a ghost; no-one can see her. This way, she is also isolated. She is a social outcast after disgracing her family, and is also a social outcast when she is a ghost. She is still at Eel House, meaning she is unable to move on, and cannot leave her son who died there. I do not sympathize with the WiB herself, as she does not have
His life will be empty—their dream died when Lennie died. George will become the same as any other migrant ranch-hand—lonely and nomadic, just drifting from ranch to ranch, from job to job. 2. Curley's wife made Lennie curious. Lennie didn't know much about women but Curley's wife wanted to talk to him.
When the townspeople discover the remains of Homer Barron locked away in Miss Emily’s bedroom after her death, we see that Miss Emily ultimately rejected the values of her culture. This is true not only in rejecting its values on dating or marriage but also those disdaining murder. In this way Miss Emily rejects the rigid values that have ruled most of her life. As Dilworth (1999) maintains, “By entering a love affair with Homer Barron, Emily briefly rebelled against southern values and then, by ending her affair with him, at least as far as the townspeople were concerned, she conformed again to those values” (p. 251). In contrast, the narrator does not want to shoot the elephant but ultimately does.
Since she is the only woman on the ranch, she is set apart from the others. Curley, her own husband ignores her. He does not regard his wife as a person needing love and companionship, but rather as an object which can be put aside, pushed around. Instead of being attentive to his wife, Curley is frequently going out with “the boys” to a whorehouse. Curley’s wife has no love for her husband and wished to leave him, but her final escape route is blocked since her father is deceased and her mother doesn’t want her.
When discussing Addie's sole chapter in class, everyone had a hay-day ripping on the poor, dead woman and we found out that she was not really so poor anyways. The class dappled back and forth on the subject of if Addie really does love her family or if she is even capable of loving anyone, much like the light dappled back and forth on Darl's body as he weeped on top of his mother's coffin. But what if Addie's chapter didn't exsist? We would have never been able to take a glimpse inside her surprising mind and would still feel sympathy for her and the struggle her family is making to bury her body all the way in Jefferson. We would have never understood the strange mindset she has about life and about her role as a mother.
Some people are unwilling to change even though the change might be for good. Through the character of Miss Emily, we see a young woman violated by her father’s strict mentality. When he dies, Emily is left alone and as the only man in her life, Emily is in denial to let go of her father, even though he is a controlling and selfish man. Thus she holds on to her father’s dead body and acts as if nothing happened; Emily “dressed as