A Rose For Emily: Emily’s Disbelief In The Truth



As I searched for a topic to write upon, I was overwhelmed by the number of times I found William Faulkner’s name under tragedy, death and dying. Unfortunately, I have only read one of his pieces, “A Rose for Emily.” This story was very interesting by way of plot, storyline and metaphor. The focus of this essay places an emphasis on the dissatisfaction with existing belief, and Emily’s refusal to let go.
In “A Rose for Emily”, Faulkner contrasted the past with the present. The past being characterized in Emily, the Colonel, the servant, and the townspeople that allowed her taxes to be remitted.
Emily symbolized the past in her way of thinking, her beliefs, and her values. I believe she ...

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through the narrator, the new generation of townspeople, and Homer Barron. The narrator was representative of the pas mainly through their words and description of what was going on. Homer Barron along with the townspeople represented the “next generation, with its modern ideas” (p. 120) in the present.
Miss Emily was characterized as a “fallen monument” (p.119) one of great refinement, an ideal of past values but fallen because she had shown herself susceptible to death and decay, as seen when she lets her home become “an eyesore among eyesores” (p. 119); this being an excellent metaphor of her home and Emily herself.
Her home was once grand and beautiful, as was she. “It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, …set on what had once been our most select street,” (p.119). Emily had once been just as grand, until her father died leaving her unmarried for she was too good for anyone else. It was then that she began to let go and loose care of herself and her home, ...

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