"A Rose For Emily": A Review


In "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, we see how past events
effect the main character Miss Emily, especially her mental state. She
seems to live in a sort of fantasy world where death has no real meaning.
Miss Emily refuses to accept or even recognize, the death of her father or
that of Colonel Satoris. She does not want to acknowledge the fact that
the world around her was changing therefore Miss Emily surrounds herself
with death. What Faulkner tries to state in this story is that you should
not let death overpower your life. A person should try and let go of their
beloved ones after they have passed away. He also tries to state is to
always expect the unexpected, like when ...

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the narrator we would have
understood the story in a hole different manner. Faulkner used third person
narration and from that we were able to find out many things about Miss
Emily's past. For instance the death of her father, the love she had for
Homer, and how she felt the need for affection. Those ideas she would have
kept to herself, if she were to have told the story.
The language and dialogue that Faulkner provides Miss Emily with
enables the readers to understand how she feels about the town. She is not
very pleased with the changes that have occurred therefore she lets
everyone that she comes in contact with know how she views those specific
changes. For example when the new Mayor tells her that she owes taxes in
Jefferson, she just keeps on insisting that she does not owe any money.
She also keeps repeating that if they had any to just ask Colonel Satoris
about her taxes, while everyone knew good and well he had passed away.
This in turn supports the theme of the ...

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