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Lunacy in The Lottery, A Rose for Emily, and The Swimmer

- The word crazy is defined as a mentally deranged person, or done in a wild, aggressive manner. However, in many works of writing crazy can be portrayed in a variety of forms. In the Lottery, you see crazy in the concept of society and the blind following of tradition. This story also gives the term for crazy to describe the reactions of the woman who is being stoned. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, in contrast, shows crazy as a result of death and denial. Lastly, by contrast and comparison, you can see crazy by the irrational actions of Neddie in The Swimmer....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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

- Community and culture play a large part in how a person presents them self, and how they are perceived by others. Perception is a very subjective process, and personal biases influence each person’s observations. In the short story “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner portrays the story of an isolated and emotionally stunted woman’s desperate attempt to not be alone as told through the eyes of the townspeople. First, Emily is isolated by her father then, after his death, by the townspeople who view her as a monument to tradition and not as a person....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Narrative]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- It is William Faulkner’s unique ability to utilize a variety of tones to create a character that the audience sympathizes but also feels animosity towards that makes “A Rose for Emily” so page-turning. Emily Grierson is a pretty mysterious woman. After her father dies, she is left with only a house and no money. Later, she meets a man, becomes alienated from society, and stops leaving her house. In literature, the tone is the narrator’s attitude towards his/her subject, conveyed in a various ways....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, The Mansion]

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Expectations in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Expectations are everything, which is the ringing truth in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.” The short story is centered in a post-civil war setting that shows how the views and values of the southern aristocracy change over time. A single narrator acts as the voice of the fictional town of Jefferson to tell the story as a whole through flashbacks and flash-forwards that tell the life of Emily Grierson, a woman from a very rich and elevated family in their society. Through the story, we learn that Emily is never permitted by her father to marry because none of the suitors are good enough for his daughter; after her father’s death, Emily, as the last living member of her family, begins...   [tags: aristocratic south, cruelty, brutality ]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- Modernism is a period of writing where artists broke free from the traditional way of thinking. Works of literature revolved around experiences of loss, despair, and alienation. The format of writing also changed, the plot of the stories no longer unfold chronologically; the past, present, and future scenes are all blurred together. A portrayal of these characteristics can be found in William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily.” The main character, Emily Grierson, becomes a prisoner in her own home and the author or her own demise after the tragic death of her lover....   [tags: Short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner]

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Analysis of the Short Story "A Rose for Emily"

- The reason I chose to analyze “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is because I am a lover of suspense and terror. The story totally caught my attention because the general tone is one of violence, gloom, and terror. The setting also plays an important role because it gives the reader a better understanding of the different situations. The main character, Emily, plays the role of a tragic figure that seems to be seen only from the outside. Sometimes people judge others from the outside, but they do not realize about the inside of the person....   [tags: William Faulkner, Literary Analysis]

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Analysis of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- With every turn of the page, the dark and twisted storyline of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner leaves the reader in a stronger state of shock and inevitably speechless. Faulkner cleverly uses symbols, characters, and theme to illustrate the inner thoughts of Emily Grierson and the community’s ongoing struggle between tradition and modernism. . One of the most prominent symbols in the story is Emily’s house. The house represents the destruction of the primitive Southern families and aristocracy that surrounded the neighborhood....   [tags: traditional values, modernism, symbolism]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- “Argh, all these kids do these days is look at their phones all day. Back in my day we used to actually talk to one another,” says the curmudgeon old man as he thinks about how much better the old days were. Despite the convenience and amazing capabilities of modern smartphones, the man’s counterfactual thinking of the old days being superior prevents him from partaking in technological change and enjoying it. Such stubbornness and unwillingness to change and evolve with the times only hurts the person who resist, for they will inevitably die with their outdated ways while society continues to progress....   [tags: Short story, Death, William Faulkner]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- Astrid Ndong English 1302 P. Holton Research Paper 4 Lost Soul William Faulkner’s “A Rose For Emily” is a short story about a woman named Emily Grierson who’s life had been controlled by his father. She also had to deal with his mental abuse that was a result of her father’s domineering personality. The outcome of her not experiencing life and her father’s authority results in Emily’s incapacity to interact with society and have a normal life....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Summary of A Rose for Emily by William Falkner

- A rather dark and disturbing short story written in 1931 by William Falkner, “A Rose For Emily” tells the tale of Emily Grierson, a troubled, and mysterious woman who has always been an outsider in her town. The story begins with the funeral of Emily, who had died at 74. Nobody, except her servant Tobe, had been inside her house for ten years, and the story goes back to this last encounter. Emily had had a special relationship with the town which allowed her to opt out on taxpaying because she couldn’t pay, but the newer generation did not like the idea....   [tags: disterbing, short story, town]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- In the short story “A Rose for Emily” death plays a major role in developing the story. It also shows how the death of one person can change a city as a whole. However, if you compare this story to the life of the author, William Faulkner, you can see how death in his life can contribute to why he wrote the story the way he did. The death of the people is used to add to the meaning of the work altogether. William Faulkner’s experiences add meaning to his work, “A Rose for Emily,” through several deaths and Emily’s ultimate demise....   [tags: Death, Short story, William Faulkner, Life]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- On the surface, William Faulkner 's short story, A Rose for Emily, is about the life, gradual aging, financial decline, and death of Emily Grierson, a reclusive spinster who locks herself up in her house and avoids most human contact after losing the two men who figured most prominently in her life: a father who died of natural causes and Homer Barron, a lover that perished at her hand. However, a deeper reading of the story also takes place on its surface in a very literal sense. Faulkner conceives of the progression of Emily 's life as a story of decay that is reflected on various physical surfaces, be they faces, body parts, or furniture and clothes....   [tags: Death, Short story, William Faulkner]

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William Falkner 's ' A Rose For Emily '

- Brandon Mays Ms. Gilliam English 112 October 20, 2014 LOVE In William Falkner’s “A Rose for Emily” he tells a story of love and tragedy. A story of how love is affected by several aspects of a persons’ life. In Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” it is also a story of love and tragedy. This story has more of a religious feeling to it and offers a view of love in an abusive relationship. The main characters in each story are very different but similar in some ways. They both wanted love in different ways and love for them changes over time....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Abuse, William Faulkner]

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Rose For Emily

- A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner Emily was a woman that cannot be described without a the words “ not quite normal”, and “extra ordinary.” The story, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is about one woman’s life, from her being a teen to her death in her house. The town’s people did not like her, her family did not like her, but when she died, everybody showed up to Miss Emily’s Funeral. The only person to see Emily was her old manservant, a black man that was the cook and the gardener....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rose For Emily

- A Rose for Emily By: none (William Faulkner) In times of distress, trauma and uncertainly, many people find a comfort in familiar surroundings, where they can close out the world and relax. This was certainly Emily’s way of handling her trauma. All her life Emily tried to escape from change. Even the posting of the new mailbox was unacceptable for her. She acted as though nothing around her had changed her entire life. Even though death and loss affected her, she seemed to try to avoid thinking about it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rose For Emily

- In “A Rose for Emily”, William Faulkner tells a story about a young women who is overwhelmingly influenced by her father. Her father controls her live and makes all of her decisions for her. Without him she could not do anything except stay at home. When her father dies, Emily has to confront a new life without her sponsor. Since she is not able to function without the presence of her father, it is hard for her to adapt and accept the truth. When Emily’s father dies, women of the town call on her to offer their help, which is their custom when someone suffers a tragic loss....   [tags: essays research papers]

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rose for emily

- Almost everyone laments how the world has changed since they were young, how everything is now faster, more complicated, and less friendly. In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," Miss Emily sees the world change in many different ways, and yet stays the same. In her case, the world she grew up in literally is gone, and she does not posses the skills to change along with it. She is a woman lost in time, with no real place among society, especially not a society who places her on a pedestal, enabling her many questionable actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Sigmund Freud began his private psychoanalytic practice near the end of the 19th century in Austria. Freud's theories of the unconscious, the libido, the oedipus-complex, psychotheropy, the defense mechanisms, etc have influenced disciplines typically removed from psychology. The goal of classical psychoanalysis is to use various methods of analysis, such as dream analysis or the analysis of a given parapraxis (a error that can reveal itself through mispoken, misread, or incorrectly written words, etc which is caused by the imperfect expression of a disturbing unconscious desire over a disturbed desire) via free association, in order to bring the unconscious material that is causing the neur...   [tags: Sigmund Freud, unconscious, the libido]

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A Rose For Emily By William Golding

- Emily, a ten-year-old girl lived with her family in a small village. His family lived in the village a long time ago. The houses were built out of wood with sloping roofs. Most people depended on agriculture and people were friendly with each other. Her village has typically its own natural beauty, green field and shiny sky can grab attention, she said. Everything is going well, it is a normal day as usual for me but I never want that day to repeat. It was an ordinary and happy day. The Emily family was set on table to have their dinner....   [tags: KILL, English-language films]

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A Withering Rose inWilliam Faulkner’s, A Rose For Emily

- ... This alienation and confinement left Miss Emily stuck in time, further departing her from reality. This is shown through the meeting over her taxes between her and the town deputation when she refers to Colonel Sartoris. “See Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson” (Welty 682). After the death of Emily’s father Emily lost the only connection she had to reality, but shortly after her loss she met a man by the name of Homer Barron. But Miss Emily’s relationship with Homer Barron eventually pushed her further away from realism, even turning her homicidal....   [tags: decay, death, grief]

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A Rose For Emily

- William Faulker's " A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses to change. This short story explains Emily, her mystified ways and the townsfolk's sympathetic curiosity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mystery of Miss Emily in A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner

- ... They had attempted before to satisfy their curiosity by asking those that worked for Miss Emily. This is seen when the narrator reveals that “...we had long since given up trying to get any information from the Negro” (Faulkner 36). This shows how the people would at one point try to pry to get information as to what was happening in regards to Miss Emily. The curious tone continues rather quietly through the story until it reaches the climax towards the end when they finally enter the home....   [tags: lifestyle, death, narrator]

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The Life of Miss Emily Grierson in Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- ... According to Spark Notes, “Emily is the classic outsider, controlling and limiting the town’s access to her true identity by remaining hidden” (1). She was lonely, because she had not started dating or seeing anybody just at the moment. Everybody in the community started to mourn after the loss to a person of the community. The buried her father quickly, but the people of the community did not think she was crazy or suspicious. They all began to remember all of the men that were interested in Miss Emily, but knew he dad chased them off because he was the only person for her, in his mind....   [tags: father, community, death]

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Analysis Of Emily Grierson 's ' A Rose For Emily '

- A Rose for Emily is considered a Southern Gothic horror that include dark subjects such as sex, murder and incest. Sigmund Freud, who many refer as the father of modern psychoanalysis, could have played a very large part in the character Emily Grierson. The strangeness that evolves around Emily Grierson leaves many questions unanswered and left to the reader to interpret with many questions that are hinted in the story. Did Emily and her father commit incest. Why would she hold on to her dad for three days after his death....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychosexual development]

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Diagnosing Miss Emily in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

- ... Her father, who placed these traditions and values on Miss Emily, was rigid in reinforcing these expectations. By this point in the book we know also that Miss Emily “had grown fat and her hair was turning gray” (Faulkner 149). This failure to attend to her personal appearance and to perform the tasks of daily living—such as hygiene and grooming—demonstrates severe deficits in the area of occupational functioning, which is one area looked upon in the process of diagnosing mental illness. Other more explicit examples of Miss Emily's decline are when Miss Emily tells the Board of Aldermen to talk see Colonel Sartoris and when her father dies....   [tags: mental illness, breakdown, reality]

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A Rose for Emily

- Through point of view, William Faulkner in "A Rose for Emily", brings out a since of gossip that he could not have done through other means. By having the story told in the perspective of the townspeople, one was given certain parts of the story, while others were left to the imagination. This resulted in the reader asking why things were the way they were and striving to find out what was going to happen. The fact that the story was told from the eyes of the townspeople makes the reader side with them....   [tags: European Literature]

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A Rose for Miss Emily

- Faulkner guides us through his short story “A Rose for Miss Emily”, with his own unique form of third person limited narration. This narration allows the audience to follow the opinions of the narrator and develop the mindset the author desires his audience to have. Specifically, William’s choice to begin the story with the description of Emily’s funeral gives the reader a sort of inherent sympathy for Miss Emily, which we, the readers, naturally carry through the story as we build our opinion of Emily....   [tags: faulkner]

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A Rose For Emily by Willaim Faulkner

- A Rose For Emily William Faulkners story A Rose For Emily, is a tragic story about a young lady by the name of Miss Emily Grierson. Emily came from a well to do family, that had allot of history in the town they lived in. The Grierson's were so powerful, that they did not have to pay any taxes. The whole town seemed to think that the Grierson's were snobby because in Emily's fathers eyes, none of the men where quite good enough for Emily. Unfortunately, Emily turned out an old maid because of her father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- A Rose for Emily A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is a unique piece of literature. It has a plot which seems somewhat bland, and it is not particularly exciting. However, the ending is quite suprising, and for me it made the story worth reading. I think there are some interesting aspects of this story if you look at it from a feminist point of view. The feminist movement has attempted to elevate the status of the woman to a level equal with men. Feminists have fought for the right of women to be free from the old social restraints which have been in place for so long....   [tags: feminists feminism]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- Symbolism in A Rose For Emily William Faulkner (1897-1962) was a southern writer; he spent most of his time in Oxford, Mississippi. "A Rose For Emily" was a vehicle for him to write about the South and the old ways of the South. He was a well respected writer. In 1950 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. faulkner uses symbolism to make his message stronger. Faulkner uses symbolism as a way to repersent the qualities of the character, places and events in his work. Emily came from a well to do family that had alot of history in the town....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In A Rose for Emily Faulkner explores the argument that the advantages gained by the aristocratic classes can sometimes act as an entrapment of social constraints. Faulkner uses the narrator in the story, as a catalyst for characterisation as the narrator is a member of the story but is unnamed and internally focalised although he/she is also omniscient so focalisation does not change during the story. Faulkner shows that the narrator is in the story itself by writing "we did not say she is crazy then" implying he/she himself or herself were concerned, this makes the narrator an "intradiegetic narrator" ....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- A Rose for Emily The following paper analyzes the William Faulkner story called A Rose for Emily. The paper discusses my thoughts and ideas about the story, and evaluates different elements of the story. The paper analyzes the style that the author uses in characterization, and a few specific methods used to convey the plot and lay out the scene mentally, giving specific examples in the story. Finally, I give my overall opinion of the story. I found the first paragraph very enticing; first drawing me in with the explanations of why all the townspeople attended her funeral....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- After the Civil War, many Confederate soldiers returned home and founded nothing and many had no place to stay. Many people that God was punishing them for all the sins that they had done to the blacks. But many other Southerners refuse to accept that they were defeated by the Union. Instead, they thought that God spared them for something more important. So, they thought of the war as a lost cause and they interpreted it as a stepping stone to the South's salvation. This is the feeling in Mississippi where " A Rose for Emily," takes place....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," we see how past events affect the life of the main character Miss Emily, especially her inability to accept change. Throughout the story Miss Emily goes to extreme measures to protect her social status. Miss Emily lives in the past to shield herself from a future that holds no promises and no guarantees. William Faulkner illustrates Miss Emily's inability to accept change through the physical, social and historical settings, all of which are intimately related to the Grierson house....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- In my opinion, William Faulkner displays a perfect example of the old saying, “what goes around comes around” in the short story A Rose For Emily. The main character, Miss Emily Grierson, doesn’t know why the public eye looks at her the way it does, she also doesn’t know why people act so differently around her. I believe it is strongly because of her father and the way he treated her while she was growing up. The story only spoke briefly about the father, but what they did say made him out to be somewhat controlling person....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Decadence in Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"

- Decadence in Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" March 7, 2006 Decadence in Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" Outline: <ol> <li value="1"> Southern decadence and the state of the south <li value="2"> Emily's life, her family and how the changes in the south affect them <li value="3"> What Emily does and why in reaction to those factors <li value="4"> The townspeople's actions and how they are able to participate in Emily's denial and be decadent as well. <li value="5"> About Faulkner himself and how he was a product of the decadent south <li value="6"> Conclusions </ol> Thesis: Southern decadence was famous and iconic back when the story, "A Rose for Emily" was set....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- "A Rose for Emily';      In life people often think that the life they live in is either a good one and do not think that a change would do their life any good. In reality change is good, but Emily in the short story "A Rose for Emily'; thinks that the life she has lived through is the one to keep and does not want to change it even though to us we might think of her life as a tragic and deprived one.      The time frame of Miss Emily Grierson to her was the greatest time era, which was the "Old South';....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s first published story was “A Rose for Emily. He wrote many stories after this but one particular that can be compared to this story is a Light in August. Throughout both of these works Faulkner uses his own events from his home in Mississippi and focuses on the themes relating to the ruins of the Deep South in the post- Civil War era. Also in both of these stories he shows how cruel and hard society can be towards individuals and towards certain races, especially those in love....   [tags: Papers]

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Isolation in A Rose for Emily

- Isolation in A Rose for Emily The year is 1852, Emily Grierson has just been born into the small town of Jefferson. A town she will soon discover has distinct hierarchial differences and social classes that are to be followed by everyone in her community. However this same community and the values which it holds will eventually be a key factor in determining Miss Emily's madness. "A Rose for Emily", tells the story of a woman who fails to live up to her high reputation and fitting in a community where almost everyone knows each others business....   [tags: essays papers]

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Expanation Of A Rose For Emily

- &#8220;A Rose for Emily'; William Faulkner wrote the short story &#8220;A Rose for Emily';. It was published in 1930. The story was set in the Deep South, Jefferson to be precise. The time period was from 1884 to 1920. Emily Grierson was the main character in the story. Faulkner uses characterization to revel the character of Emily, he expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator&#8217;s direct comments about the character&#8217;s nature and through the actions, words, and feelings of other characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily Setting Analysis

- A Rose for Emily Setting Analysis In "A Rose for Emily", a woman (for whom the story is named) confines herself in her somewhat large house in a small town during the early half of the twentieth century. For the most part, in order to understand the entirety of the story, it is vital to understand the setting and how each character develops it, and,or, interacts with it. As far as the town is concerned, it is very isolated and the people seem to value this quality, as well as the lack of progression in social change, most....   [tags: essays papers]

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Theme of A Rose for Emily

- The theme of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is that people should let go of the past, moving on with the present so that they can prepare to welcome their future. Emily was the proof of a person who always lived on the shadow of the past; she clung into it and was afraid of changing. The first evident that shows to the readers right on the description of Grierson's house "it was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street." The society was changing every minutes but still, Emily's house was still remained like a symbol of...   [tags: American Literature, Poetry Analysis]

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William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

- Rather than stating the true meaning of his works, William Faulkner generally uses symbolism to portray the depth of his tales. Throughout the story “A Rose For Emily,” time is a continuous theme that is portrayed through symbols. The past, present, and future are represented by different people, places, and things. One of which such symbols, the main character herself, represents the essence of the past through her father, her house, and her lover. Historically, the Grierson name was one of the most respected names in Jefferson....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A rose for emily character analysis

- Pity for Emily??. In the short story A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner there is a very interesting character. Her Name is Emily Grierson and she is a rich southern gentile. All her life it seems that she was raised at a standard that was above the rest. By living such a secluded and controlled life it set her up for the happenings in her future. When her father passed away she had nobody to tell her what to do and how to act. This was very devastating and she had a hard time dealing with change....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Symbolism is Used in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- “A symbol has many meanings. It has literal meaning and additional meaning beyond the literal.” Symbolism has been used in many occasions. We tend to use symbolism in states. For example Austin symbolizes Texas because it’s our capital. The figures that are used in public restrooms are to show which one is for men and women. The town’s people are in Miss Emily’s funeral recalling events that happened while she was still alive. The town’s mayor had a great relationship with Emily’s father and he decided to stop billing Miss Emily for her taxes....   [tags: austin, secret, love]

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Themes in William Faulkner´s A Rose for Emily

- William Faulkner published “A Rose For Emily” in 1930 to a national magazine. The short story is based on a traditional character named Emily Grierson who must make a radical change from her conventional beliefs. Faulkner uses Emily's withdraw from the town to establish a deeper connection with the reader. William Faulkner uses symbolism, figurative language, and a transitioning plot to add to the main themes of the short story. “A Rose For Emily” presents a southern Gothic style of writing; possessing a corpse, murder, a mysterious servant, and a decaying mansion....   [tags: Aristocracy, Murder, Symbolism]

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Interpreting A Rose For Emily

- Interpreting A Rose For Emily William Faulkner (1897-1962) is known for his portrayals of the tragic conflict between the old and the new South. The majority of Faulkner's works are centered on his hometown of Oxford, in Lafayette County, Mississippi. In his works of fiction, his hometown is used, but is renamed to Jefferson, in Yoknapatawpha County. This author's fiction recreates more than a century of life in the town of Jefferson a few years before, during and after the Civil War....   [tags: essays papers]

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Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- 1. - Theme. 2. - Conflicts, tensions and ambiguity. 3. -Symbolism. 4. - Narrative elements: point of view, tone and narrative structure. 1. - Theme. The main theme of the Faulkner's short story is the relationship between the past and present in Emily Grierson, the protagonist. She did not accept the passage of time throughout all her life, keeping everything she loved in the past with her. The story shows Emily's past and her family story. This information explains her behaviour towards time. Firstly, her father's lack of desire to move on into the future and his old-fashioned ways kept Emily away from the changing society and away from any kind of social relationship: "None of the young m...   [tags: American Literature William Faulkner]

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and A Rose for Emily Analysis

- William Faulkner and Flannery O’ Conner both have mischievous and morbid characteristics. In Flannery O’Conner’s story, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, the main focus is that the grandma is old fashioned and uses this to her advantage in telling stories and trying not to get killed. In William Faulkner’s story, A Rose for Emily, it focuses on Emily who is also old fashioned but can’t get with the present time and keeps holding onto the past. Both have morbid endings because of their lack of letting go on past events, and use their archaic habits in different ways....   [tags: william faulkner, flannery o'conner, negroes]

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Indicating Symbols in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- On most stories an object can be more clearly explained to the reader. Sometimes there are symbols that help out the reader to understand the story better. For example, in towns where the students play some sport they all have mascots. That mascot is there symbol of the team. Mercedes Tigers are the fighting tigers that don’t give up. They also have colors orange black and white, that represents white for pure, black represents the darkness when hunting for its prey and orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy....   [tags: homer, feelings, love, stubborn and old]

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William Faulkner's Speech Put to Test in a Rose for Emily

- On December 10, 1950, William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize and gave an acceptance speech in Stockholm Sweden. In his speech he explained his trust and advice for future writers, and mentioned the importance to put their soul, sweat, agony, and heart into their work, only then can true work come about. As Faulkner spoke of this, it can only be wondered how this applies to his very dark short story, A Rose for Emily. This creepy text could be automatically by cast out as a depressing story about a woman who could never let go, but once put into deep physiological thought, it could be seen as an excellent example for Faulkner’s speech....   [tags: crazy, courage, heroic]

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Comparison between The Yellow Wallpaper and A Rose for Emily

- ... Their escape from the current world is directly from their feelings of repression which leads to them to be physically isolated. In “A Rose for Emily”, Emily spent all her time shut inside her house, which is symbol of her downgrading physical condition. Other than her changing appearance, the townspeople’s attitude also alters after her father’s death and they treat her as "a tradition, a duty and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town" (Faulkner, 139). Besides her father’s disapproving outlook of Emily’s marriage, the community also disagree with the idea of Emily having someone new in her life....   [tags: Charlote Perkins, William Faulkner]

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Denying the Facts in William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily

- What is one’s life when they refuse to accept the reality of a life that is changing and continuing on in a forward motion. In William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily, he conveys the struggle that roots from the inability to realize what is unchangeable. Emily Gierson lives in a “timeless vacuum” and stays firmly planted in a subjective realm of time. Faulkner portrays emotions of love and realism through the characteristics of Emily. Due to a strong passionate love for the people in her life, Emily stays committed to the past and “attempts to exert power over death by denying the fact of death itself.” Emily is viewed as a monument in the town of Jefferson, much like the plantation home in wh...   [tags: reality, authority, change]

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Author of A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner's Nobel Prize

- ... “Try to be better than yourself. An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.” (Faulkner/Stein) When he talks he uses a lot of emotion and that shows his style of writing. William Faulkner gave a Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech and in it he wrote about A Rose for Emily he gives himself challenges when he writes and one of the challenges is pity and sacrifice which has been the glory of the past....   [tags: courage, speech, compassion]

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Symbolic Analysis for A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- On a daily basis, the average American comes across many symbols every day. Symbolism can best be described as a person, place, or object that means something much more than what it is described to be. Colors are great examples of symbolism. The color black symbolizes death and pain while the color grey symbolizes distress and concern. Inanimate object also do present symbols as well. A chain symbolizes a link in relationships while the sun symbolizes spirituality and visibility. In the story, A Rose for Emily, the townspeople gather around to mourn the death of Miss Emily Grierson....   [tags: rat, the color black, home]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner And The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

- In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, the main characters both endure a failure in romances and both take poor steps in dealing with them. In “A Rose for Emily,” the story can be described as a romantic horror because of the situations and actions taken by the main character, Emily. Emily depicts the traditional “American South” of the age and how the small town gossip is used to further her issues. She has numerous examples of disappointment in her life, capping it all out with her failure of love with Homer Barron....   [tags: Short story, Death, Katherine Anne Porter]

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Different Meanings of Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Symbolism is when you use things that mean more than just their literal meaning. There are many things that symbolize one thing or another. These symbols can be used to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings from being different from what they are. Symbolism can take many forms including a character, word, action, or even an event that has a deeper meaning in the context of the whole story. Symbolism can take many different forms in different ways. There’s a meaning for everything....   [tags: stubbornness, rat, love]

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A Struggle for Control in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Set in the Reconstruction Era, when the South was forced to give up control of their power to the North after the Civil War, William Faulkner’s famous short story, A Rose for Emily, focuses on the human struggle for control, through the life of a southern aristocrat, Miss Emily Grierson. The town watches Miss Emily as she matures from a young girl to a mysterious old recluse. Miss Emily’s struggle can be described in a three part process where Miss Emily has no control of her world, then gains control, and is then finally faced with losing that control....   [tags: civil war, reconstruction era, innocent child]

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Symbolic References in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- The most common technique that is used throughout the story of “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner would be symbolism. Emily Grierson, an interesting character who shows to be stubborn when she is requested to do such task that she feels are beyond her capabilities. “When the gentlemen came to her door to collect her taxes Emily said, ‘See Colonel Sartoris, I have no taxes in Jefferson’.” By Miss Emily not lonely being rude but also cold hearted towards others she has made herself separated from the townspeople, “I have no taxes in Jefferson…Tobe....   [tags: the townspeople, secrets]

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Behavior in William Faulker´s A Rose for Emily

- William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” (1931) focuses on the conflicts of Emily, a lonely lady who isolates herself in her house from the townspeople. The story is divided into five sections. It begins with a brief first-person description of Miss Emily’s funeral. The story then continues in the narrator’s flashback of Emily’s old-fashioned lifestyle and abnormal behavior throughout the years. When Emily’s father died, she refused to accept her father’s death, and kept the body in her house for three days until she gave it away to the representatives for burial....   [tags: conflicts, isolates, funeral, death, taxes]

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“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Storm” by Kate Chopin.

- Women in the Victorian Era, and analysis of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Storm” by Kate Chopin. There is something about a blank page that allows your emotions and true feelings to flow on it without judgement. It is your own creation, one that remains untarnished by the views of others. These recorded feelings allow for an unhindered access into the perspectives of the author. As such, we are granted a unique access into the mindset of two authors and their personal approach on the conflicts of two unique women during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Women Roles, Victorian Era, Analysis]

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Symbolism of Houses in A Doll's House and A Rose For Emily

- The state of a flawed society is an issue that many people recognize, but have different ways of approaching it. In the case of William Faulkner’s “A Rose For Emily” he examines the raw truth of the act of avoiding a flawed and evolving society. Whereas, “A Doll’s House” by Katherine Mansfield portrays the way that a flawed society can change through small acts of resistance that break the boundaries of social hierarchies. Both Mansfield and Faulkner use houses as symbols of a flawed society in their stories, however the manner in which they use these symbols are very different....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner And The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

- In society, the motives behind people partaking in violence and crime vary. Individuals may act for survival, peer pressure, religion, or even culture and tradition. Two short stories, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, both portray tradition in their themes. By exploring violence, brutality, and death within these traditions, similarities and differences emerge between the two tales. Both of the short stories are told from a 3rd person perspective—an outsider or townsperson looking into the lives of the protagonists....   [tags: Short story, The Lottery, Death, William Faulkner]

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Characterization within A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- By using strong characterization and dramatic imagery, William Faulkner introduces us to Miss Emily Grierson in “A Rose for Emily”. The product of a well-established, but now fallen family, Emily plays common role found in literature- a societal outcast, who earns her banishment from society through her eclectic behavior and solitary background. Often living in denial and refusing to engage with others, Emily responds to her exile by spending the remainder of her life as a mysterious recluse that the rest of society is more content to ignore rather than break social customs to confront her....   [tags: fallen families, modern standards]

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Character Analysis in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is located in Jefferson, a small Southern town during the post- Civil War era. The story revolves around the eccentric and catastrophic events of Miss Emily Grierson’s life. At a first look, Miss Emily seems like a lonely woman with little self-confidence and low self-esteem, which is due from her father’s upbringing. There had to be some kind of neglect by her father because he made her lived such a sheltered life. He made her think that nobody was good enough for her and he even turned her away from his own family....   [tags: Sheltered, Main Character, Post war]

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Going Beyond The Meaning in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Most of the time, an object can represent multiple things. In the United States the Bald eagle represents freedom. It symbolizes freedom, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks. Our soldiers fight for our freedom today. Symbolism explains an object more clearly and it goes beyond the meaning. Colors can also be a symbol. The United States flag has three colors and they all represent something different. White represents purity and innocence. Red stands for hardiness and valor....   [tags: freedom, gray hair, love, secrecy]

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William Faulkner 's Barn Burning And A Rose For Emily

- William Faulkner lived from 1897- 1962, during this time he wrote many amazing novels and short stories that are still relevant to this day. Of his many short stories the ones being analyzed for their theme, characterization and style are “Barn Burning” and “A Rose for Emily”. These 2 short stories are good representation of Faulkner’s writing techniques as well as represent him as an author. Faulkner grew up in an area in Mississippi and attended the University of Mississippi. After he did various jobs until he started his writing career....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Fiction, Sartoris]

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William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- ... Just to [spend] the day with him (Shivers.) Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Trifles 1417). They did not have any children or pets and that also added to Mrs. Wright loneliness. He was also gone off to work for most of the day, leaving Mrs. Wright at home by herself. Emily's father suppressed all of her inner desires. He kept her down to the point that she was not allowed to grow and change with the things around her. When “garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated…only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps” (Rose 217)....   [tags: content analysis]

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Plot Development in Good Country People and A Rose for Emily

- In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, the characters and theme are developed through irony, suspense, and symbolism. Some readers might find the title of Faulkner’s story, “A Rose for Emily,” ironic. As a Symbol, the rose usually signifies romantic love. Assuming that Faulkner is well aware of a rose’s symbolic meanings, why does he wish to name his story about a doomed and perverse love affair. Faulkner causes the reader to believe this is a classic love story....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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The Power of Death in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- William Faulkner, the author of A Rose for Emily, uses language, symbols, setting, and time to elaborate Emily's resistance to change and the conflict between the past and the present. In addition, Faulkner uses these elements to illustrate the power of death, which prevailes even when Emily refuses to acknowledge it. Even though the events do not appear chronologically in the story, the author's use of words helps the reader organize the scenes in order to make sense. Furthermore, the author's description of Emily, her house, and the people who lived around her makes it easy for the reader to understand secrets that are hidden in the story....   [tags: chronological, relationships, mental illness]

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The Analysis of the Author´s Viewpoint in a Rose for Emily

- The interesting narrator of “A Rose for Emily” are the first people. Frequently mentioning to themselves as “we.” The narrator talks occasionally for both the Jefferson men and the women. It additionally stretches over three generations: the Jefferson’s, Miss Emily’s Father, Miss Emily’s, and the “newer generation,” composed of the children of Miss Emily’s generation. The narrator is rather though on the first two generations, and it’s not difficult to perceive how their approach to Miss Emily may have drove her to her breakdown....   [tags: generations, tone, optimism]

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The Effects of Tone in "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner

- ... The imposing house presented at the beginning of the story is a very important element and was presented as "squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores" symbolize not only the house degradation also symbolize the financial situation of Graiser's family which is in decline, but also t...   [tags: symbolism, house, mystery]

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My Neighbor's Keeper?: William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- My Neighbor’s Keeper.           William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily is set in the small southern town of Jefferson during the early decades of the twentieth century . At this time, vast and cardinal changes were being made by the upcoming new south to conceal and move from the horrid truths that were a part of the town's history. In lieu of this, Jefferson was at a turning point in which they were having difficulty coming to terms with these changes . Integrating Faulkner's use of character and symbols with other sources,  it will be supported that despite of the attempts made to carry Miss Emily and others who expressed denial and fear of modernity, change is an inevitable reality that was...   [tags: Refusal to Change, Southern Traditions]

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

- Biographical Inconsistencies “A Rose for Emily” In the short story “A Rose for Emily,” death plays a major role in developing the story. It also shows how the death of one person can change a city as a whole. However, if this story is compared to the life of the author, William Faulkner, people can see how death in his life can contribute to why he wrote the story the way he did. The death of the people is used to add to the meaning of the work altogether. William Faulkner’s experiences add meaning to his work, “A Rose for Emily,” through several deaths and Emily’s ultimate demise....   [tags: Death, Short story, Life, William Faulkner]

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Control and Manipulation in A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper

- In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper, the two main characters exhibit behavior that some readers may consider unusual or even totally crazy. These two women are having a difficult time adjusting to the many changes taking place around them. In the midst of these changes, they face the struggles of being women such as post partum depression and love and rejection from men. Such problems become so overbearing that each woman ends up in their own delusional world which in turn, leads to their isolation and insanity....   [tags: Compare, Contrast, Comparison]

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A Victim of Society in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- ... Emily was in her father’s shadow for a very long time. She lived her life to please her father and that’s why so many lovers went off. She lost the opportunity to marry many times just because she didn’t have her father’s approval. All she ever wanted was a family to love her and her to love. Emily’s father controlled her until the say he died and even after. He lead her into a life of solitude and impossible to escape. The death of her father was the main tragedy that leads to her life falling apart....   [tags: father, control, solitude, insanity]

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Time concept in a Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- The thematic content in the above passage is very representative of the overall short story A Rose for Emily. The passage describes the scene of Miss. Emily Griersons funeral. Emily has a unique relationship with the townsfolk of Jefferson. She is both pitied and admired. Emily disconnects herself from the outside world as she attempts to hang on to her past while denying the present. The men and women of the town gather at her funeral, and are reminded of the tragic life of Emily. Much like the townsfolk the reader may not understand Emily however they are led to sympathize with her....   [tags: Grieving, Death, Past]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman And A Rose For Emily

- Analysis Final Essay In almost every society women have been oppressed at some point. Although things gave gotten better on women oppression by men is still there. In American society today, women do not make as much as men in the workplace but feminists still seek to be equal to me in every way. “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, both give social critiques of the male dominated society that they are living in. While their critiques have both differences and similarities, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, not only gave this critique before “ A Rose for Emily”, but more effectively as well....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Literary Devices in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

- “A Rose for Emily”, written by William Faulkner, is a southern-gothic short story that initially debuted in the magazine publication Forum, in 1930. The fictional plot opens after the death of the main protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, the daughter of a once southern, aristocratic businessman. The southern belle fails numerous times to find companionship outside of her immediate family because her father runs off all prospective suitors. During the main character’s aged lifespan, the townsfolk notice Miss Emily’s reclusiveness increase after the loss of her father, Mr....   [tags: Symbolism, Gothic Tone]

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Summary of William Faulkner´s A Rose for Emily

- “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner revolves around one true main character, which is Miss Emily Grierson. She is someone who is very mysterious and also is a very quiet person who always kept to herself. She was a quiet lady who always kept to herself, but throughout the story, we see she was an important figure in her town. Her father, Mr. Grierson was a very possessive man, he was a big part of her life through her good times and her bad times. He being a big part of her life was why Emily was left devastated and hurt when he passed away....   [tags: Single, Lonely, Death]

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