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The old people's claim in paragraph 31 that "her kinsfolk should come to her" suggests that
Emily is mentally ill and therefore unable to care for herself.
Emily is trapped by society's expectations of her behavior as a Southern lady.
Emily is under the false impression that she is attractive to men.
Emily's upbringing has failed to prepare her for modern dating.
Emily experiences a certain amount of liberty as a member of the Southern aristocracy.