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The Representation of Miss Emily as an Extended Metaphor in Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily

- The Representation of Miss Emily as an Extended Metaphor in Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily The short story, A Rose for Emily, took place in the southern town of Jefferson sometime in the beginning of the twentieth century. One could say that Miss Emily lived and died under certain circumstances that could compare to how the Confederacy lived and died as a result of the Civil War. Miss Emily could represent an extended metaphor for the Old South and its traditions and customs. Faulkner wrote her character and her appearance, the town, her relationship with the world, and even her home, to reflect the social background of the Old South, as defined as the time period between the Colonial Era and...   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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Emily Grierson’s Need For Control in Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily

- Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” illustrates the evolution of a small, post-Civil War community, as the new generation of inhabitants replaces the pre-Civil War ideals with more modern ideas. At the center of the town is Emily Grierson, the only remaining remnant of the upper class Grierson family, a “Southern gentlewoman unable to understand how much the world has changed around her.” (Kazin, 2). This essay will focus on Emily Grierson and her attempts to control change after her father’s death....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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Emily Grierson Living in the Past in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- Emily Grierson Living in the Past in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily    In "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner, Emily Grierson seems to be living with her father in what people referred to as the old South.  However, most of the story takes place after the Civil War, but Miss Emily is clearly living in the past.  As critic Frederick Thum pointed out, "Many people are able to survive in the present, but give little or no thought to the future, and these people usually live in the past.  Such a mind is the mind of Miss Emily Grierson..."(1).  Miss Emily's comprehension of death, her relationship with the townspeople, and her reaction toward her taxes are clear examples that she is li...   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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Loneliness in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily and Anton Chekhov's Misery

- Loneliness in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily and Anton Chekhov's Misery Although the authors, setting, and time period of each story is unique, the character of Miss Emily in "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner and Iona in "Misery" by Anton Chekhov share much in common.  Iona and Emily spent their entire lives searching for fulfillment. At the end of their lives they are still lonely souls - never achieving fulfillment. It is so terrible with "A Rose For Emily," the horrible feelings come up immediately when the story ends with two dead bodies in the old and dirty house....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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Free College Essays - Fear in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- The Power of Fear in A Rose for Emily  A Rose for Emily  Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, “time waits for no man”. Faulkner’s Emily did not have the individual confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and depended on, men to protect, defend and act for her....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner vs How to Tell a True War Story by Tim O’Brien

- The Misleading Truth "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and "How to Tell a True War Story" by Tim O’Brien are two admirable short stories that share some differences and similarities. "A Rose for Emily" is fiction while "How to Tell a True War Story" is about O’Brien’s life in Vietnam. Each author uses their own unique strategies to engage the readers’ interests. Both stories have many events that create different effects and cause different responses for the reader form a historical and formalist point of view....   [tags: A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner]

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Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

- Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery People throughout the world do things for many different reasons. Religion, peer pressure, or tradition are some of the reasons the people do things. In the U.S. we have many traditions such as Christmas. Some people have strange or out of the ordinary traditions. The two short stories ?The Lottery. and ?A Rose for Emily. both portray tradition.      In ?The Lottery?, tradition is showed in three main ways. First, Old Man Warner says, ?there has always been a lottery (Jackson 11).....   [tags: Rose Emily Faulkner Lottery Jackson Essays]

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Comparing A Worn Path by Eudora Welty and A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner

- Comparing A Worn Path by Eudora Welty and A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner In the pages of the short stories, A Worn Path and A Rose For Emily we are able to see a similar side and connection between the two. As we look at the theme, tone, and morals we are able to better grasp the conflict in these two stories, while detecting whether the two protagonists, Miss Emily and Phoenix Jackson are mentally crazy. The main moral in A Worn Path is the love, and life of Phoenix Jackson. The path she travels across interrupts her life....   [tags: Faulkner Welty Rose Emily Path Essays]

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Jilting in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

- Jilting in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" Webster’s dictionary defines the word “jilt” as the act of rejecting a lover. So to be deserted by another, left at the altar, or unwanted by another, is to be jilted. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, Emily and Granny Weatherall throughout the course of their lives experience jilting several times. In turn, this rejection places a significant emphasis on both of their lives....   [tags: Faulkner Porter Rose Emily Jilting Essays]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- “A Rose for Emily” opens with a line that immediately tells the audience that the main character, Emily Grierson, lived a life that was on display; “When Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral” (Faulkner 119). The voyeurism that is evident throughout the story, following the life of the main character through the perspective of her watchful community, is introduced by the very first line. In Donaldson’s essay, she explains that many classic southern gothic tales “bring attention to the spectacle of a woman” (Donaldson 2), which is precisely what any reader of “A Rose for Emily” will find....   [tags: Emily Grierson, gothic literature]

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A Worn Path and A Rose for Emily

- In the short stories of, A Worn Path and A Rose for Emily, you are able to see many similarities as well as differences between the two main characters. When you take a look at the morals of the stories you are able to have better understanding of what took place with the two characters, Miss Emily and Phoenix Jackson. One of the main pictures you see about these characters is that they are both mentally crazy. Though the locations are very different they still connect on a different level. Phoenix is walking to town to buy some medicine for her Grandson, while Emily is locked in her house with a dead man....   [tags: miss emily, phoenix jackson]

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A Rose For Emily Novel Analysis

- “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner focuses on the sorrowful life of Miss Emily Grierson in the town of Jefferson. Emily has lived a life of solitude in her once white house. She tried to live the most fulfilling life possible but was held down. She tried to keep her life and land private, but always had those passersby watching her life as if it was a television show. Miss Grierson was a woman who was seen as somewhat of a problem to the town of Jefferson. She was also seen as somewhat of a pity....   [tags: william faulkner, emily grierson]

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A Rose for Emily Plot Analysis

- Significant Quote: “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care.” Plot: The plot of “A Rose for Emily” shows the later years of the main character, Emily Grierson, with flashbacks to her life interspersed between. It begins with the reader learning of her passing, developing into a story that provides insight in to her reclusive nature and past dealings with family as well as the town of Jefferson. Due to her reclusive nature and high standing in society she is often gossiped about by her fellow townsfolk....   [tags: death, miss emily, william faulkner]

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Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In most stories an object can be explained to the reader if the writer uses a symbol to represent it. The flag for the United States is a symbolism of America; it contains fifty stars to represent the fifty states that we have. It also has thirteen horizontal stripes to represent the thirteen colonies. Everything in the world represents a thing; every object or thing has a symbol to it. For instance being a United States American citizen symbols you can live in the United States of America and you are an American citizen, which means you were born here in the U.S....   [tags: US flag, Emily Grierson, love, homer]

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A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning

- William Faulkner some would say was one of the great writers of American literature during the twentieth century. His stories many times had a gothic plot and contained odd or supernatural ideas and characters. He had many notable works, two of which were “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning”. “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” are similar in the way that William Faulkner portrays the characters and the tone he uses in both. Emily the main character in “A Rose for Emily” and Sartoris the main character in “Barn Burning” are similar in many aspects....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Research Paper: A Rose for Emily William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” tells the story of Miss Emily Grierson’s abnormal life. “A Rose for Emily” contains a number of different themes, each of which can be interpreted differently between readers. Through evidence found through out the short story scholars are able to break down the story to find the primary themes. The three main themes are death, the past and the present, and community vs. isolation. According to the “A Rose for Emily” overview done by Short Stories for Students, “death is prevalent, both literally and figuratively, in ‘A Rose for Emily’”(5)....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Death, Sartoris]

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"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner

- “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is a southern gothic story first published in 1930. The story of Emily Grierson’s life parallels the struggle the South faced when breaking away from its antebellum past into modernity. The story is narrated collectively by the citizens of Jefferson—a seemingly average small southern town. The narrator tells the story of Emily Grierson—the town reclusive eccentric who died before accepting the changes brought forth from the post-civil war south. Emily Grierson is seen as a hereditary obligation by the town’s citizens....   [tags: Literary analysis]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Kyle W. Brophy Dr. Gasior Literature 201 December 7, 2015 “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner sounds like an inspiring story or a story in which Emily was the kind of person that one would describe a rose as. When we think of a rose most people feel that a rose symbolizes love or an intimate symbol. “Using the decay and corruption of the South after the American Civil War as a background, William Faulkner produced his famous short story A Rose for Emily, which recounts the story of an eccentric southern spinster, Emily Grierson....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates]

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`` A Rose For Emily `` : Social Expectations

- Social Expectations in “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” reads like a sad and tragic biography set in the nineteenth century. The narrator, who speaks as one representing the story from the town’s point of view, begins by narrating Emily’s funeral. As the story unfolds, the reader is taken through a grim sequence of events, some of which only make sense in retrospect upon reaching the end of the story. The narrator begins then to narrate her background since her father’s death. Emily’s father is cast as a protective figure who turns away any male suitors and keeps his daughter away from the townsfolk....   [tags: Narrative, Narrator, William Faulkner, Woman]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Accepting death and tribulations can be intimidating to the person who is dealing with it, but not letting go of a corpse seems rather creepy and ridiculous. However, that was what one particular character had done twice in the story “A Rose for Emily.” In the story a woman named Emily was living a tragic life in Jefferson, Alabama with her father, Colonel Sartoris, who was rather very strict and old cultured. However, after his death, Emily was left alone and wasn’t able to handle the grief of her lost loved one....   [tags: William Faulkner, Sartoris, Cadaver, Death]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- A Rose for Emily William Faulkner 's “ A Rose for Emily ” illustrates the extremes that someone may be driven to in the face of the “ loveless ” life that Miss Emily’s father created for her by driving away all the potential suitors. The major and minor events in the story help develop the plot idea that in the progress from an aristocratic but romanticized past to a more egalitarian present and future. Emily represents the standards and attitudes of the old south, and her inability to accept the changes of the new generation, leaving her even more isolated than ever....   [tags: William Faulkner, Southern United States]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- We as humans like to believe that the less you reveal, the more people can wonder. A true mystery in the making, "A Rose for Emily" is a gothic psychological tale depicting the cauldron of feelings one accumulates after committing a crime. William Faulkner writes this short story unlike most, portraying the effect of multiple narrators, while the point of view represents the consciousness of the town, which is not evident until later in the story. Another critical point to understanding the mystery behind "A Rose for Emily" is that it is not written chronologically....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Comparison of The Swimmer and A Rose For Emily

- “The swimmer” and “A Rose for Emily” both show the same theme in the way that they both show that the characters cannot face the past. Emily will not face the truth, the fact that her father died. Neddy drinks because he cannot face the past. The act of drinking takes his mind off of the pains he dealt with in the past. The main ideas that are expressed in John Cheever's The Swimmer, is how Neddy lives through a variety of stages of alcoholism and how they each affect his everyday life. In The Swimmer, Neddy takes daily swims through multiple swimming pools....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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Symbolic References in "A Rose for Emily"

- Sometimes an object to represent symbolism can be hard to the reader to understand it. But symbols are seen all over the world. Some examples are road signals that symbolize different things like no U-Turn symbol, or a simple one like Pedestrian Warnings signs. If you live in the country side you might find the Deer Warning sing. Symbols are also used in the mathematics like in equations like this one, 2+2 there we are using the plus signs. Another example of symbolism in our everyday life is a ladder it could represent a connection between the heaven and the earth....   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]

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Indicating symbols in A Rose for Emily

- In their stories, authors don’t like to be straightforward with the characters or objects they present. Yes, they will be described as to how they look or the stuff they do depending if it’s in third or first person. Most of the time, the reader will only see the characters/objects as they are presented but in reality there is way more to it than what the author is writing. The authors feel it’s boring, so they use a tool which is what we call symbolism. They use symbolism not only to give a more clear meaning to the object they repeatedly present, but to give it a deeper meaning....   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily”, Emily lives in a world of her own making. This is because townspeople in Jefferson holds Miss Emily in such high regards. To them, she symbolizes the customs of the old south, or what the town Jefferson once was. For Emily and also for the townspeople time is relative, the past is an ever-present realm in Jefferson. For this reason people wish to respect Emily and preserve her customs; even if it means intruding into her personal life, or turning the cheek towards her suspicious actions....   [tags: old south, symbolism, metaphor]

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A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner

- A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner is one of those stories with an unpredictable ending that leaves the reader with an eerie feeling. In this story Emily is a young woman who lives with her father. They are a high society family because of their money and this makes for a difficult life for Emily. Being high society means that she looks down on most people and that her father sees no man as good enough for her, so she leads a very lonely life. Her father dies suddenly one day, but Emily refuses to acknowledge it for three days, after which she is forced to let men take her father out of the house....   [tags: nxiety, depression and dysfunction]

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A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner

- A rose for Emily shows how there’s a gap between the way men and women are treated. The narration is in third person point of view with different people and it emphasizes how different people have different outlooks on life. Women are inferior to men and there only values are there appearances according to A Rose for Emily. People in the town participate in these beliefs all throughout the story with their words and action. No doubt that woman is perceived as inferior to men in the story. Emily is insulted like she’s dumb or a lower human to man or something through the whole story....   [tags: inequality between men and women]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- In William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” Emily keeps herself inside her house all of the time leaving the rest of the town to ponder about her life. Furthermore, they are constantly judging Miss Emily’s actions. As time passes, rumors and new gossip continue to evolve about Miss Emily and what her life had consisted of. After reading the text I still remain wondering, why are people so engrossed in what Miss Emily Grierson is doing with her life. Quite similarly, in “Usl at the Stadium,” written by Rivka Galchen, Usl’s life was drastically viewed by what other people said about him without actually knowing any facts....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- A rose for Emily Made by William Faulkner, ¨A Rose for Emily¨ is a sad, dramatic, thinkative, horror story about the death of a young girl after the death of her father. It had a surreal, mysterious edge to it; the story as a whole is very good, with a big twist to it. The plot, tone, imagery and others have been done well to talk about the sad tale. I do not truly recommend to readers this story to start, but I do recommend this to other readers who are willing to read about short stories similar to this....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Plot, William Faulkner]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.” (Twain) The Nobel Prizes were established all the way back in 1895 by a Swedish inventor by the name of Alfred Nobel. He established a foundation that was dedicated to encouraging achievement and diplomacy, this foundation most commonly referred to as the distributer of the Nobel Prizes. These prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions in a wide array of subjects including; physics, chemistry, literature, peace, physiology, medicine and economic sciences....   [tags: nobel prize, salinger]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- The short story “A Rose for Emily” is a gloomy piece written by William Faulkner. Faulkner successfully uses a reminiscent tone to illustrate how Emily’s popularity or status in societythe legacy of the Grierson family name, kept the town of Jefferson onlookers blinded from the truth that Emily Griersonshe tragically murdered her lover, Homer Barron. This story is a far cry from today’s reality, because the fact is that in today’s society when people’s lives are in the spotlight, as Emily’s is, onlookers like to pry and investigate any suspicious behavior....   [tags: murder, mental illness, society ]

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Symbolic References in A Rose for Emily

- Symbolism was used mainly to hide the true reality of what was going inside Emily’s house. Throughout the entire story the author used a variety of things to hide the horrible things that Emily did. If the author didn’t use this as a method to make the reader think and use their mind to figure out the true mystery. The title secretly shows a sort of symbolism to begin with. The “rose” in the title represents love. According to the story Homer Barron was the “rose” or the symbol of the rose, Emily’s love....   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In William Faulkner’s story, “A Rose for Emily”, Faulkner uses symbolism as a literary element to keep the reader interested in his writing. There are many characters and materials that Faulkner placed throughout the story with hidden meaning. When he describes dust being in a scene, the reader may scan over it, not giving the element much thought. The dust, however, does hold a significant message. Dust was present in Ms. Emily’s home all throughout the story. Ms. Emily spent most of her time in her home....   [tags: literary anlaysis]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Emily Grierson is the main character in William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily”. Over the course of the short story, Miss Emily has unpredictable and odd behaviors, making her the talk of the town. She is considered a round, static, and indirect character. Miss Emily is a round character, being that she is thoroughly explained throughout the short story and there are many details about her character. Grierson effectively makes Emily seem like the odd one out in the town through many of her actions....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Novel]

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A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper

- The stories, “A Rose for Emily” and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” both display how external dominance, isolation, and judgment from the outside world may cause one to lose their right mind. In both stories, the main characters begin to sink into further isolation from the outside world, leaving reality in the past. The point of view of each story is told from a firsthand account of the events that occur. In “A Rose for Emily,” the story is told from an outsider’s point of view, someone who has watched and observed all that is written down....   [tags: isolation, judgement, dominance, Faulkner]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Research Paper The short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is about the life of Miss Emily Grierson. Emily is a mysterious character who evolves from a lively and optimistic young girl to a secluded and secretive old woman. Throughout the story many other characters are introduced and assist with the stories progression and conveyance of Miss Emily. Many who have read this tale have given many different opinions about Miss Emily. Many say she is a twisted and demented old woman and others believe her to be a true tragic hero....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Fiction]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, the story starts out with the townspeople attending the funeral of Emily Grierson, who has been the town’s responsibility for generations. Emily is a black sheep of the town she refuses to pay taxes and doesn’t take part in daily life. After the death of her father and the disappearance of her fiancé, she secludes herself in the old decrypt house her father left her. Throughout the story the townspeople excuse the strange behavior of Miss Emily from the horrible smell coming from her home to holding on to her father’s dead body for three days....   [tags: Short story, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- “A window that had been dark was now lit and Emily sat in it, the light behind her” (P.130). Emily was known in the town although people had no idea about what she really did; just like her sitting in the window, you knew she was there but all you could see was her shadow. Faulkner manipulated Emily and her relationship with the community along with her lover to create an overwhelming feeling of suspense. This feeling was strategically kept throughout the entire story. From Emily keeping her father’s dead body to her buying the arson to kill Homer....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates]

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A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner

- In the short story, “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, the reader recognizes the harsh reality of a woman’s inability to open up to a new and ever changing world. Emily Grierson is a lonely, mysterious woman, who lives with her father in a large, post civil war era home. Emily’s father was a controlling man and sent away each man that tried to court Emily. All Emily inherited after her father’s death was the house. However the town thought she had the right to “cling to that which had robbed her.”(Faulkner 311) Things started to look better for Emily when she met a handsome northerner....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner

- Insanity in a Rose for Emily William Faulkner was an American writer from Oxford, Mississippi, who was praised for his novels and short stories, many whom take place in Yoknapatawpha County, fictitious setting based on where he spent most of his childhood, Lafayette County. Faulkner, regarded as one of the most vital writers of the Southern literature of the United States, was somewhat unheard of until being given the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949. He too received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for two other of his works....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Insanity]

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A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner

- 2011 Everybody Would Hand a Rose In his short story, “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner gives us a picture of female identity from a male point of view, showing compassion and forgiveness for his central character. Intriguingly, the writer uses the word “rose” in the title even though a rose does not exist in any part of his story; it has highly symbolic implications. Usually, the rose symbolizes love but in this case, it expresses a sympathetic attitude of society towards Emily....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Sympathy]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Many small town people know about other people 's business. Like for example if a person got into trouble with the law in the small town. Everyone in the whole town will know about it. In the story, "A Rose For Emily"and by William Faulkner; the townspeople is tell a story about Emily Grierson how her father died, about the fact that, she had an affair with a man named Homer Baron, and how she died bodies in her home. In the story William Faulkner puts his story into many sections, because the person who is telling the story is going by memory so basically going to a flashbacks moves in and out the story....   [tags: Death, William Faulkner, Body, Short story]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- "A Rose for Emily" is a short story written by William Faulkner. This story takes place in Faulkner 's fictional city, Jefferson, Mississippi, in Yoknapatawpha County. "Young Goodman Brown" is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This story takes place during the 17th century and discusses the Puritan belief that all of humanity exists in a state of corruption, except those who are fortunately born into a state of grace. In “A Rose for Emily,” Emily’s house is a commemoration of the only remaining emblem of a dying world of Southern aristocracy....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown]

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William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- Emily’s Downward Spiral: An Analysis of “A Rose for Emily” In William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily,” the main character of the story is Miss Emily Grierson. To analyze and examine her character, it is almost impossible not to look at the psychological aspect of it. Through the narrative of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Miss Emily’s behavior and character is revealed as outright strange from any average standard of characters. A few days after they lay Miss Emily’s body to rest, the townspeople of Jefferson come to Grierson’s home to open one particular room upstairs, which has not been seen or entered into for the past several years....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In “A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner during a time where old traditions seem as important to Emily Grierson than anything in the world. She is a lady that holds on to her beliefs strongly from the old South. She could not embrace change from the new generation of newcomers into the new South in which she lives until the day of her death. She has to live her life in isolation and hidden in darkness from a world she never could understand. Miss Grierson is not allowing anyone into this vulnerable place....   [tags: traditions, beliefs, darkness]

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References in A Rose for Emily

- In the short story of 'A Rose of Emily' by William Faulkner a young lady name Miss Emily Grierson died as a the towns mysterious lady who no one knew what and about what she would be up to. She'd always keep to herself every since her father past away due to a heart attack. She and the butler lived alone in the house. But then days later a foul ugly smell was coming for the house everyone was complain about it Miss. Emily didn’t even bother listening to them so she ignored them....   [tags: William Faulkner, short stories]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- A woman from an aristocratic family loses her father as well as the man who many thought she would marry. Losing a loved one affects people differently, and in many different ways such as anger, depression, acting out, and feelings of emptiness, but the effect on Emily Grierson from “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner was much different. Emily experienced delusions and lack of motivation, among other symptoms. While reading this short story, one begins to realize early on that there are some psychological inconsistencies with Emily, some of which can be seen in how she reacts to losing her loved ones....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Thought, Mental disorder]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner portrays a young female adult, Emily, who has gone through a life in which she has unfortunately become mentally unstable. When her father had died, she had refused the townspeople to take his body away from her claiming that he was not dead. Eventually, she allowed them to bury the body. Following her father’s death, Colonel Sartoris remitted Emily’s taxes stating that her father had loaned a lot of money to the town and to pay it back, the town remitted her taxes....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Psychology]

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A Rose for Emily by Charles Faulkner

- In “A Rose for Emily”, Charles Faulkner used a series of flashbacks and foreshadowing to tell Miss Emily’s story. Miss Emily is an interesting character, to say the least. In such a short story of her life, as told from the prospective of a townsperson, who had been nearly eighty as Miss Emily had been, in order to tell the story from their own perspective. Faulkner set up the story in Mississippi, in a world he knew of in his own lifetime. Inspired by a southern outlook that had been touched by the Civil War memory, the touch of what we would now look at as racism, gives the southern aroma of the period....   [tags: romantic mystery, old maid]

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Insanity in A Rose for Emily

- ... In the 17th century drugs like laudanum, unguents, opium grains were used as sedatives to ease the torment that mentally ill individuals would endure. At certain points in time, the mentally ill were housed in monasteries up until asylums were created and used to hold these individuals. A person’s insanity can often lead to them being judged and looked down upon by society because they can’t understand that their actions are not accepted in society. This statement is true in relation to the story, “A Rose for Emily”, in the story it is seen how the townspeople speculate about the strangeness of Emily and her family....   [tags: William Faulkner short story analysis]

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William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Miss Emily Grierson becomes a lost young woman after the death of her father, the only love she has ever known. She does not know any other type of love other than her father’s, or how to express her love to others. During her older years, Emily meets Homer Barron and never wants to let him go. The night before their wedding, Emily finds out that Homer wants to leave her in order to pursue alternate avenues of love. After learning that he is gay and wants to leave, Emily decides to murder him....   [tags: Summary, Literary Analysis, Imagery, Themes]

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William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- The short story, “A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner examines the psychological downfall of Emily Grierson, an aristocratic Southern woman, and her inability to cope with changing times. Grierson’s life during her youthful years was filled with an immense amount of tragedy, which left her with the desire to hold as tight as possible to the significant things that brought her happiness. After the death of Emily’s father and the departure of her lover, she finds herself unable to cope with the dramatic change that have occurred in her life, as a result, she goes to extreme measure to ensure her new lover, Homer, never rids of her of the happiness he brings her....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Faulkner's “A Rose For Emily”

- Historical Element in “A Rose For Emily” In Faulkner’s tale “A Rose for Emily” there are many historical elements throughout the story; Faulkner uses them to give an authentic feel to the story and to add to the setting. A recurring theme that I found was reference to the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. The setting of the South after their demise in the Civil War adds character to the story and to the characters. The attitudes people had and the way people treated Emily with respect was a tradition of the “Old South” that is presented throughout this tale....   [tags: HIstorical Elements, Analysis]

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Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- William Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily”, is a captivating story about love and death. Faulkner captures the audience with numerous literary elements throughout the story. Symbolism is used to represent a strong connection between objects with a symbolic meaning. The Grierson house is used to symbolize Emily Grierson’s physical condition, her unwillingness to change, and her shift in social status. The symbolic relationship between the house and Emily’s physical condition is vividly represented during the story....   [tags: The Mysterious Grierson House]

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Factors That Impacted Miss Emily's Behavior

- William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” is a famous example of what some critics call the “Southern gothic” genre, in which the close-knit qualities and antiquated customs of a Southern community lead to aberrant , sometimes grotesque behavior. There is a voyeuristic aspect to these stories, as though the reader is invited to observe the bizarre nature of aspects of life and belief in the South. Of course, the observation of ‘exotic’ customs is not enough to explain Emily’s beliefs and motivations for her bizarre and transgressive acts – murdering her lover and then living with his corpse for many years....   [tags: Literary Analysis, A Rose for Emily]

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Analysis Of `` A Rose For Emily `` By Emily Faulkner

- Caesar’s Take on Homer’s Sexuality in “A Rose for Emily” In Emily Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, Homer Barron has been a questionable subject of homosexuality for “some fifteen years” (Caesar). Although most people assume that Homer is a homosexual, I would have to disagree. On the other hand, there is some evidence that Homer is gay. In my opinion, the critics are jumping to conclusions when it comes to assuming that Homer is a homosexual when basing it off the lines “he liked men, and it was known that he drank with younger men at the Elk’s Club—that he was not a marrying man.” (Faulkner 187)....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Gender]

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Alive, Miss Emily in A Rose for Emily by

- ... Emily refuses to allow her father to be buried. “She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days” (114; 1070), until she finally broke down and allowed him to be buried properly. This shows that it is very hard for Emily to let people go and say goodbye to someone she cared for. Because she was so close to her father it was difficult for her not to have him anymore. He was the only person she had besides Homer. The town also starts complaining about a strange smell coming from Ms....   [tags: secrets, relationships, arsnec]

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A Rose for Emily

- A Rose for Emily In “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner’s symbolic use of the “rose” is essential to the story’s theme of Miss Emily’s self-isolation. The rose is often a symbol of love, and portrays an everlasting beauty. The rose has been used for centuries to illustrate an everlasting type of love and faithfulness. Even when a rose dies, it is still held in high regard. Miss Emily’s “rose” exists only within the story’s title. Faulkner leaves the reader to interpret the rose’s symbolic meaning....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Rose for Emily

- In "A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner purposes to surprise and shock his readers. His skillful use of words and time allows insight into the life of Miss Emily without even hinting at the morbid finale. Faulkner's choice of narrator, his references to the Old South, and his unconventional plot leads his readers to places he wants them to be; he gives them just enough to keep them in suspense. He uses subtle clues to foreshadow a ghastly outcome. References to smell, decay, and Miss Emily's corpse like appearance all guide his readers to the climatic end's ultimate irony In choosing a simple town folk as his narrator Faulkner keeps intimacy at bay....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily

- A Rose for Emily In Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" the character Emily is woman who never learned to be independent. Her dependent behavior is due to her father; his overbearing behavior doomed Miss Emily's future. Emily was raised to be very dependent on the only male figure in her life, her father. The relationship between Emily and her father establishes the pattern that would lead to her future actions toward the male figures throughout her life, Colonel Sartoris, Homer Baron and Tobe. Even though there were few males in her life, Miss Emily was dependent on them at one time or another and was unable to let go of the men that she encountered during her lifetime....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily

- A Rose for Emily: Antebellum South vs. Modern South William Faulkner wrote, “A Rose for Emily.” In the gothic, short story he contrasted the lives of the people of a small Southern town during the late 1800’s, and he compared their ability and inability to change with the time. The old or “Antebellum South” was represented by the characters Miss Emily, Colonel Sartoris, the Board of Aldermen, and the Negro servant. The new or “Modern South” was expressed through the words of the unnamed narrator, the new Board of Aldermen, Homer Barron, and the townspeople....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily

- A Rose for Emily People who read about William Faulkner (1897-1962) know that he did not lead an easy life. He had the bad habit of drinking way too much, but above all he was very lonely. In his short story “A Rose For Emily,” Emily becomes very important because it represents in some way Faulkner himself. Even though she was perceived as an idol from the town, she felt very lonely. Everyone in town considered Emily as monument, and if you describe something as a monument, you mean that it is a very good example of the results or effects of those qualities, such as her father....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Rose For Emily

- A Rose for Emily Emily’s Father Throughout this story, the overbearing presence of Emily Grierson’s father is perhaps the greatest influence on her behavior. The story describes how Miss Emily’s father rejected her suitors by standing in front of her and aggressively clutching a horsewhip whenever the young men came to call. Without her fathers influence and overprotective behavior it is likely that Emily would have made one of her suitors her husband when she was still of suitable marrying age for that time period....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily

- We learn many things through experience as we grow older, and these experience lessons make us who we are in life. In William Faulkner's short story, "A Rose for Emily," Emily Grierson was among the higher class of people in her community, and her family acted as if they were above the other classes. Her family demanded the respect and fear of many yet, "behind their hands" (Faulkner 78) the same many scrutinized and judged Emily. This crowd grew very conscious of Emily since she became a recluse....   [tags: Free Essays]

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A Rose for Emily

- A Rose for Emily Emily is a woman that has had a hard life. Her family made it so that she was held in high regard in the public eye. She was not suppose to encounter relationships that were below her stature. The town, being the antagonist, drives Emily to her insanity because they will not allow her to lead a normal life. They liked the “show” they were watching a refused to give it up. The narrator explores how Emily is defined in her position in the town by her name and her father....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Rose for Emily

- In "A Rose for Emily" we are guided through the life of Miss Emily Grierson, a newly departed spinster who has led quite an isolated life. She has always been regarded as a bit eccentric, but it wasn't until after her death, and the finding of a rotting corps in her bed, that people fully understood the magnitude of her eccentricity. The story takes place in a town called Jefferson, situated in the southern states, some time after the civil war, possibly in the early 1920s when the southern states have gone through considerable changes over a relatively short period of time....   [tags: American Literature]

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Analysis Of A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Analysis of “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” reveals several literary dynamics worth analyzing. Faulkner wrote this short story in a nonlinear fashion, with an untraditional plot structure. The author uses unique symbolism, foreshadowing and narration to create suspense and mystery to an otherwise mundane story. Faulkner uses an interesting method to tell a dark and disturbing story, about a woman’s struggle to find love, and her resort to necrophilia when that love is threatened. “A Rose for Emily” takes place right after the Civil War, and throughout the Industrialization Period....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, William Faulkner, Narrative]

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Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily" in a lot of different ways. For example Emily represents a monument and mental illness. She represents mental illness by killing her husband Homer Barron and sleeping with his dead body. The house represented death and a prison because Miss Emily wouldn't go out just the mate would go out for the groceries and just come back. It also represented death because of what she did to her husband. The rose represented love and Emily’s secret. It represented Emily’s secret because Homer Barron her husband was death on the house....   [tags: love, lime, cover up]

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Criticism of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In the short story "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner is told from the town's people first person point of view. In “A rose for Emily” the reader is first introduced to Miss Emily Grierson at the beginning of the story while at her funeral. The story experiences a flashback with the narrator informing the reader of Emily’s tax collection and her relationship with a Homer Barron, a Northerner, who is in town for a construction project. In the next paragraphs I'm going to discuss the following element from this short story the Motif, Theme, and the Symbol of the Strand of Hair and some critics thoughts of this elements....   [tags: tax collection, poison, love]

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Symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," is a short story that is narrated by an anonymous character to be considered as the voice of the home town and tells the story out of order. The story is based on the life of Emily Grierson and how it connects with the South after the Civil War. There are many parts in the story that show symbolism in varieties of ways. Some of these symbols include Emily's house, her hair, her clothing, and even the "rose" that is brought in the story. Symbolism is shown throughout many different ways through all forms of literature....   [tags: South, Civil War]

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Conflicts in A Rose For Emily" By William Faulkner

- A Rose For Emily is a short story that was written in 1930, by William Faulkner. It is considered to be among the greatest piece of literature that has been interpreted many times. This is a story about the life and death of the protagonist Emily Grierson. The story is arrayed in five sections. First, it starts with the death of the protagonist, and her encounter with the tax officials when they came to inquire bout her tax payment. Next, is her father’s death followed by Emily going to a local store to buy poison for an unknown reason that the author conceals....   [tags: Faulkner, Grierson, literature]

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Isolation in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- The main themes of A Rose for Emily are isolation and loneliness, tradition versus present, and the gap between generations. The story is about a woman whose life has been filled with apathy and sympathy. In this story, Emily isolates herself from society, due to events from her past. Excessive isolation can cause loneliness in anyone's life. In A Rose for Emily, the author seems to describe that such isolation can cause someone to do appalling acts. Miss Emily has a hard time adjusting to the present time era....   [tags: Loneliness, Hermit]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- William Faulkner appears to be one of the most controversial, contradictory, and sharply interesting modernist writers. His outstanding novel As I Lay Dying and intriguing short story A Rose for Emily disclose numerous important social and moral issues. Specifically these literal works demonstrate the whole selfishness and dark side of human nature. It occurs that despite numerous differences in plot details and general thematic aspects, both works have similar meaningful background. In fact, both stories describe a death of a woman, who remains misunderstood and unappreciated by her surroundings....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Novel, Fiction]

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A Dream in William Faulkners' A Rose for Emily

- Writers all write for a reason and every single one of them write for a different reason. Some might write for a loved one that passed away, another for a lover or best friend. Other might right because a piece of food or clothing inspired them to write a bestselling book. There are all different types of reasons to write and express what you feel the world needs to be told. William Faulkner is a Nobel Prize winning author that voiced why it is he wrote and might have even affected the culture with his writing....   [tags: death, pride, sacrifice]

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Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Symbolism is something that can represent multiple amounts of things is an object or character. In the story A Rose for Emily the rose was symbolism because the rose represents love and secrecy. To Miss Emily Homer Barron represented a rose to her. Homer Barron was her love and a secret to Miss Emily. Miss Emily loved Homer Barron since she had met her but she kept it a secret. The American Flag also represents symbolism it represents our country just like The American Eagle represents freedom for our country....   [tags: gray hair, love, secrecy]

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Analysis of A Rose for Emily by William Faulker

- Is being attached to something in a great abundance a bad thing. Well, it can be in some cases. Undoubtedly, many people in today’s society live constantly in angst with the fear of losing their loved ones and cope with their anxiety in a variety of ways. However, while many methods are accepted by society’s standards as of dealing with their stressors, some individuals have more extreme methods of coping with their separation anxiety. For instance, in “A Rose for Emily”, the main character, Emily Grierson, loses her father and fears a similar event will occur with her assumed lover....   [tags: father, lover, fear, death, drastic]

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The Importance of Traditions in A Rose For Emily and The Boat

- The loss of tradition is a sub theme in both short stories, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Boat by Alistair Macleod. In the former, the loss of tradition is seen by Miss Emily losing her way of life in the old South. In the latter, the boat is the tradition for the story. The tradition is lost as outsiders come in and the daughters leave with the effeminate strangers and abandon the community and the cherished way of life of their mother. However, this tradition represented by Emily’s house and the boat gradually disappears in both stories....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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A Rose for Emily and A Tell Tale Heart

- One may have heard the simple saying that “Love can make you do crazy things.” Many adults can confirm that the saying proves true; one could even spend a few hours watching CSI type of shows that portray the stories of two love-struck people becoming cold-hearted killers just to be with their significant other. Why would they be so desperate to be together that they would kill anyone who got in between them. Desperation so serve that they would even kill a loved one. It could be that as children they were deprived of love and nourishment that children normally receive....   [tags: compare and contrast essay, Poe, Faulkner]

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