In “A Rose for Emily” madness is expressed in kind of love and obsession/ sacredness. Miss Emily Grierson was well known in town and very caring. She was very attached with her father and when he passed away it was very hard on her. “She told him that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body. Just as they were about to resort to the law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly.” It clearly shows how she was in denial and heartbroken. It’s hard knowing that your father is dead and to accept it but she was really attached with him and in a way obsessed knowing she was now alone. It was expected for her to react that way since her father drove away all the young men in her life. She knew she had nothing really left and she resorted in clinging on her father.
Her father’s death leads her to obsess over being alone and just deserted. “Thus she passed from generation to generation- dear, inescapable, impervious, tranquil, and perverse.” She went up to six months without being seen and she basically just isolated herself from everyone else. Once in a while she would come out or be seen in the window. She eventually did find herself a man and they seemed to be happy, when the town people just out of nowhere stopped seeing him around.
At the age of 74 Miss Emily had passed away. Everyone was in a way shocked due to nobody known she was sick. She had some iron-gray hair. Everyone in town wanted to go to her funeral and her house. Especially her house due to nobody’s ever seen it in about almost 40 year. Curiosity took