However, it was a change, and Miss Emily has a lot of trouble when it comes to change. The people of Jefferson were getting close to using law and force to remove the body from the house. She eats her sorrows away and is gaining weight daily, she is no longer the slim, young girl she used to be. After the funeral, and after Emily is buried, the townspeople go upstairs to break into the room that they know has been closed for forty years. He splits town immediately after Emily's death—either to avoid having to divulge her secrets to the town, or because his duty was finally done and he could escape the stinking, rotting crypt of a house. Soon, a horrible smell permeatesthe town. Presently we began to see him and Miss Emily on Sunday afternoons driving in the yellow-wheeled buggy and the matched team of bays from the livery stable.
But because of death, I know that I am. I don't care what kind. We learned that Miss Emily had been to the jeweler's and ordered a man's toilet set in silver, with the letters H. The townspeople consider their relationship improper because of differences in values, social class, and regional background. They arose and she never told them to sit back down. He hired me, and that means that I owe him my life. Next, the story doubles back and tells us that not too long after her father died Emily begins dating Homer Barron, who is in town on a sidewalk-building project.
Could the story have taken place anywhere else? Her father had a strict mentality and was the only man in her life. This story also explores how future generations deal with this legacy. The Judge has been seeking a kind of truth, and in the waystation in his mind between life and death, he is frustrated in Ingersoll's inability to provide him with it. One day, Emily is seen buying arsenic at the drugstore, and the town thinks that Homer is giving her the shaft, and that she plans to kill herself. They crept quietly across the lawn and into the shadow of the locusts that lined the street.
Miss Emily refuses to put him in an orphanage, but we simply have no choice. However, if we cannot feed him, we must send him away. His complicity in the murder of Homer Barron and the gruesome vigil that Emily keeps at Homer Barron's bedside is never mentioned. Tobe gave his whole life to the care of Miss Emily. So they took the gentlemanly way out: they sprinkled lime around the house in the dead of night and the smell was eventually gone. V Miss Emily has just gotten back from the doctor today; she has been feeling a bit ill and gaining some weight although her diet has been the same. She bought poison, arsenic—to commit suicide, the townspeople assumed.
The ladies in the town say, 'Just as if a man--any man--could keep a kitchen properly. People underestimate him, because of this status, and never treated him properly. Overall, Tobe's character leaves more questions than answers. Mister Ernest has the goal in mind for the narrator do become more than he himself is. The smell went away thereafter.
It is unclear why Tobe chooses to stay with Emily, but it can be inferred that he was once a slave and felt like he had nowhere else to go. The orphanage took him in gladly. I laid her in a downstairs bedroom to keep her from the embarrassment of being seen next to a skeleton. The next Sunday they again drove about the streets, and the following day the minister's wife wrote to Miss Emily's relations in Alabama. I have no taxes in Jefferson.
Tobe, miss Emily's servant, lets in the town women and then leaves by the backdoor forever. She continues to defy her father, even after his death. So what I have been, I am; what I am, I shall e until that instant comes when I am not. All I do is clean, and prepare meals. They are like children: you have to handle them careful because you never know what they are going to do next. She never came down to eat supper that night. Tobe gave his whole life to the care of Miss Emily.
It was furnished in heavy, leather-covered furniture. After all these years of only having me, she now had another friend. She intends to do thisbecause she learned that he is about to jilt her and leave town. The denouement of a story refers to the conclusion or resolution. She was fairly old fashioned, possessed a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. Youcan't be atop the social heirarchy if society does not recognizeyou as part of that social hierarchy. In this statement, the Judge decides that death is meaningful only in its ability to enhance the living's appreciation of being alive.