a rose for family by william faulkner
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Emily's response was to simply continue living as she'd been living. This response is one she keeps up throughout each of the five sections Faulkner has provided.
A Rose For Emily
Also, you have to remember that Emily would have been completely obedient to her father........ he may not have been able to completely stop the suitors from coming at first, but he was certainly good at frightening them away.