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Subject: History
Date: January 14, 2002
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The town feels like they are obligated to care for her after her Father dies which shows that her family had been quite important people in the Town's Society and she seems to have some sort of power over the town. Colonel Sartoris invented a tale that Emily's father had loaned the town money so that she didn't have to pay taxes, but when the board of Aldermen came to talk to Miss Emily she stood her ground insisting that she had "no taxes in Jefferson" , but then Faulkner gives you the first clue that she's lost touch with reality when she insists the board of Aldermen go and see Colonel Sartoris; who by that time had been dead and buried for almost 10 years...

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The charges are instantly dropped, and I think this shows that the Town's people are scared of her; maybe they believe she's gone crazy. We are told that Mr Grierson (Emily's father) had "driven" away all the young men who'd showed interest in Emily, I'm not sure why he did this, I thought maybe he may have wanted to protect her but then ultimately when he dies he leaves her with only the house and Tobe, a Negro servant...

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