People were careful with Sartoris and never initiated even minor conflicts.
The attitude towards the family is reflected in the fact that when all citizens were disturbed by the bad smell coming from the house of Emily, they addressed not the owner of the house; they wrote to the police.
Women wanted to go to the funerals “just to get inside the house”.
The importance of public opinion and judgment was fostered by Jefferson citizens (Breem 3).
The problem for Emily is that she had a brilliant past, respect, and money, but she degrades with some time.
Her personality and character is reflected in the setting of her house.
People were observing her situation, but no changes occurred.
After this, people still hoped that she would manage her private life and marriage.
The community is depicted as being heavily involved, because people do not hesitate to pry into the lives of each other.
For instance, Breem points out the fact that most men joined the funeral rite just because there was a fallen monument.