These changes that occurred to Emily in the story also happened to the South after the Civil War: from affluence to impoverished. There are many symbols that show Miss Emily is still living in the days of her prime and is being stubborn and ignorant of the new ways and rules of the town. This is shown when she does not allow for a house number to be put on the house she is living in. Furt... ... middle of paper ... ... is the rose in the title. It starts when a smell develops from within the house of Miss Emily.
A Rose for Emily is set in a small southern town, in which Emily’s cottage is seen as “an eyesore among eyesores”. This metaphor also describes Emily who is seen as “a body long submerged in motionless water.” In the story, written by William Faulkner, this lady’s life is shown through the eyes of the town. Miss Emily Grierson is a peculiar character, withdrawn from society with symptoms indicating mental illness. Her influence on the community was significant, though she was a very independent character. The town people did not know much about Emily, so their judgments were based mainly on hearsay, though Emily refused to let the town’s criticism affect her.
The setting also tell us how isolated Emily is. The neighborhood was at once very populated, but as the story describes she’s now the only person living there. The rest of the town is changing their lifestyle but she tries to keep things exactly the same. The house represents her security place because she doesn’t let anybody or any sun
When Miss Emil... ... middle of paper ... ...dering emotions which might have driven Emily to her insanity. Although it is hard, I have not even thought of the perverted things that she had done to Mr. Barron, nor have I thought that an individual was capable of telling themselves that someone isn?t dead and argue with people and say I wouldn?t give up their body. Emily did go through a lot in her lifetime. It is hard to loose someone close to you, and especially if that is all you truly have. I feel that all Emily wanted was to feel loved, and to have someone in her life that made her feel special and feel like she was somebody.
2. Question no. 4 William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is presented from the viewpoint of the titular character’s neighbors and fellow townspeople. The narrator begins the story by describing Emily as somewhat of a town spectacle; a mysterious hermit basking in solitude. The first description of Emily by the narrator is “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town…” (paragraph 3) This ingratiates the audience with the idea that Emily was not particularly personal with anyone within the town and was considered mo... ... middle of paper ... ...e intemperate language to my wife.” (paragraph 6) This makes it seem as if the narrator is trying to tone down how terrible his actions are which, in turn, makes him unreliable.
A Rose for Emily tells the tale of a lonely woman named Emily Grierson and the events that occur since her father died up and up until her death. The unique thing about this story is that it isn’t told in chronological order. Faulkner transitions from the past to the present all throughout the story. The events being out of order make the story more interesting and it also creates suspense. The audience might be confused at times but at the end of the story everything adds up and makes sense.
The narrator's description of it as an "eyesore among eyesores"CITE. The house was once described as once a beautiful estate in the nicest neighborhood in town, now its run down, smelly and uninviting. The house is also a huge symbol of the isolation Miss Emily experiences. Emily herself is a tradition, staying the same over the years despite many changes in her community. As a living monument to the past,... ... middle of paper ... ...body.
“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.
My mother was quick to tell me how little she thought the feminist movement actually affected her, her routine or her values. She was firm in this explanation and she seemed to take some pride in this fact. That she was this adamant about her distance from the organized movement is an interested detail of the interview that I will cover later. Early into the interview my questions quicker became broader and broader as I realized the detachment from the feminist movement my mom ... ... middle of paper ... ... her hours and awaiting change. Looking back today my mother is undoubtedly grateful for the people who devoted their lives to the fight for gender equality.
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.