The Unfortunate Downfalls of Emily Grierson and Paul Barron

4 pages | 940 words

In this essay, I will be discussing the characters of Emily Grierson from "A Rose for Emily" and Paul Barron from "Paul's Case". I will be exploring how both characters are discontent with their lives and eventually take desperate measures in an attempt to improve their situations - Emily kills her lover while Paul commits suicide. I will also be looking at how both characters are detached from reality and how this contributes to their downfall.