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A Rose for Emily

A Rose for Emily

  

by William Faulkner

Old Lady Wyatt

Character Analysis

Old lady Wyatt is Emily's great-aunt (on her father's side, we believe). Before her death, according to the townspeople, old lady Wyatt is "completely crazy" (2.11). She seems to be in the story to suggest that insanity runs in Emily's family.

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