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A Rose for Emily Tobe's Point of View.

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Salman Hussain A Rose for Emily Tobe's Point of View Miss Emily did not talk much, but you can say a lot about her from her actions and her lifestyle. She was fairly old fashioned, possessed a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. You can say that Miss Emily's stubborn attitude definitely came from her father's strict teachings. Her father had a strict mentality and was the only man in her life. At least that is what I had noticed during the time I had served her. Around her adult-teenage years, Emily's father wouldn't allow any men near her, leaving Miss Emily alone for almost the rest of her life. ...read more.

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Sometimes, I could see the fear in Miss Emily's eyes that she had from her father. I thought even after her father had passed away, she would change, but she still had feared him. Her father was like a virus in her mind that she could not get rid of. She had some kind of horrible memory of her father that even after his death, she still feared him. She kept his body with her in the house because of the fear she had of him. I would ask her why she doesn't lay him to rest and what she would say is "He is not dead." ...read more.

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No one had heard that she was going to die or had known how she had died. She told me why she didn't wasn't to live anymore. She said that she was tired of people telling her to accept the fact that times were changing and society was growing. She was tired of this and isolated herself from civilization, using me to run her household tasks. I guess I was the only one left to trust since I had served her almost her whole life. Before she died, she had passed on a hidden watch to me, which she had at the end of her chain that symbolizes how time has been hidden from her all of these years. It was no doubt that Jefferson had lost a monument of the Old South. ...read more.

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