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A Rose for Emily: Love and Death

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A Rose for Emily: Love and Death

A ROSE FOR EMILY (William Faulkner) INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 1 A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner the style is Love and Death. It shows the fundamental requirement for her to find long lasting love however, it likewise reveals her require to be with the one’s that have passed and she loved deeply. The narration starts with the funeral for Emily in the story the storyteller states that the guys go to the funeral service for Emily out of obligation, and the women go to the funeral for Emily since no one has remained in her house for many years.

The narrator goes on to inform that your house at one time was a very good (grand) house and that both your home and the area have degraded. It goes on to inform that the Mayor remitted Emily’s taxes starting with the death of her father. And, that her father left nothing for her when he passed away. It tells in the story where Emily has gotten letters and notifications that she has actually ignored. They send somebody out to your house to speak with her about them. It then goes on and begins to explain what Emily looks like” a little, fat oman in black” who looks “puffed up, like a body long immersed in stationary water, and of that pallid color.” 2 After the person that is sent to speak with her tells her why he is there. She insist that she has no taxes and informs them to go see the Colonel. They tell her that the Colonel has been dead for 10 years. She sends them away. Emily represents the old south and how she remains real to the old way of livings. Emily has a denial for death. That of her dad whom she is not able to admit that he has died. And declines to bury his body for days.

Homer dies and she again refuses to acknowledge that he is dead despite the fact that she is the one that caused the death. When she killed Homer it was out of love and to be able to keep him near to her. Emily’s home reveals symbolism just like Emily it is of the “old southern” It likewise represents death, perhaps mental illness. Because that’s where she keeps the males that like her. The strand of hair symbolizes the love lost and the boundaries that some individuals will go to show their love for another. The stationary that Emily composes on is a symbol of the old times that

Emily is residing in likewise. Lime covers the smell of the decaying dead bodies is a sign also. It perhaps likewise shows how things were done back in the” Old Southern” methods. 3 Arsenic is a symbol likewise because it is used the very same method as the Lime to help rid of the dead decaying bodies. Taxes can also be a symbol of death since, they return to the time that her daddy died. And, kept hidden from Emily all those years. RECOMMENDATIONS Clugston, R. (2010 ). Journey into literature. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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