Araby And A Rose For Emily: Comparison



These two short stories: “Araby,” by James Joyce; and “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner; conclude in a way that would leave the reader thinking. In “Araby” my initial view of the young boy was reinforced by the ending, however in “A Rose for Emily” my view of Miss Emily was left changed in many ways depending on how I looked at the ending. The ending of these stories are very important in picturing the characters to be at the end, reinforcing or changing the way I pictured them in the beginning.
In “Araby”, the young boy was pictured to me as a very curious, horny, And hung up over Mangan’s sister. Hints of his horniness were being thrown at the reader throughout the story. For ...

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to buy something for her. It was only at the end that he realized that he was “a creature driven and derided by vanity” (Pg. 92). Only then did he really figure out how dumb he was and that he was only thinking with his penis (but I already knew that). So my view of him after the ending was reinforced and even added to my views of his horniness and stupidity.
In “A Rose for Emily,” Miss Emily was pictured to me as a very quiet lady that kept to her self, liked to keep things that were close to her, respected, and also she always kept her head high no matter how bad things looked. I thought she was quiet because in the story she was not seen for long periods at a time, only her servant would be seen going for groceries, and the mayor did not want to disturb her when the horrible smell was coming from her house. She liked to keep things that were close to her like her father’s body. She was respected because the whole town showed up to her funeral and the mayor didn’t confront ...

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