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A Rose for Emily - Analysis 10

  • Date Submitted: 06/28/2012 11:40 AM
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a rose for emily
“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is set in a small Southern town during the post-Civil War era. The story revolves around the strange and tragic events of Miss Emily Grierson’s life. At first, Emily seems like a lonely woman with little self-confidence and low self-esteem that seems to be from her upbringing by her father. There seemed to be some kind of abuse by her father and the fact that she had seemed to have lived such a sheltered life. She was brought up thinking that nobody was good enough for her. Her father had even pushed away his own family. Emily was turned into quite an odd character due to this type of upbringing. Emily’s love was controlled by her father, a man that was respected and of high class in the community. After her father passed away, Emily tried to act as if it never happened, and she was actually going to keep her father in the house. It was though she did not want to be alone and she was willing to live with her father’s corpse for company. The town’s people almost had to resort to law and force the issue when Emily finally broke down and came to the reality that her father had to be
buried. Faulkner’s story shows that people who are in love will overcome all obstacles in order to be together no matter of the circumstances.
Emily was an isolated woman hopelessly holding on onto the ways of the Old South but the town around her was growing with the times. One day Emily meets a Yankee, Homer Barron, and falls in love with him. Homer was part of the construction company and was known to be of lower class but when Emily falls in love with him she doesn’t care what anyone has to say. He takes her for Sunday drives in a yellow-wheeled buggy not caring what people of the town had to say. Despite his attributes, the townspeople view him as a poor, if not scandalous, choice for a mate. In Emily eyes she is lonely and wants the company of a man because of her fathers passing.
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