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Miss Emily still represented and stood for the beliefs of the Old South while the New
south generation stood back and allowed her to bask in this illusion

According to a prominent critic, Elizabeth Sabiston, Emily is a gothic character (142).
Sabiston is referring to Emily that way because of the fact that she slept with the
skeleton of her lover for forty years. Miss Emily added a mystical tone the mood of the
story due to her incapability of being able to live in reality (Watson 180). She was
awfully stubborn to the townspeople. This stubbornness also ties in with Emily's ability
to live in reality. After she refuses to Nichols 2 pay her taxes, directly to the mayor,
she tells them to go and see Colonel Satoris, who has been dead for ten years. This
portrays that Emily's illusion of reality was greatly distorted (

Arthur Voss, a notable critic compares Miss Emily Grierson to the outstanding Mrs.
Havisham of the famous story by Dickens, "Great Expectations." Both are motivated by their
lovers, isolate themselves in old decaying houses, and refuse to recognize that time has
passed. Both characters are proud, disdainful, and independent (Voss 249). This comparison
shows the importance of characterization

Miss Emily who shuts herself from the world around her and doesn't want any contact with
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