Analysis Of A Rose By Emily Rose

analytical Essay
1331 words
1331 words

Concerning the contextualization of A Rose of Family as a sign of the times of women at that point, where cultural norms of women lead to a life in domestication. The recognition of the rose here as it is carefully placed in the title of the piece as well bears significance to the physical rose and what it meant to the young women in the South during the 1800s (Kurtz 40). Roses are generally given as tokens of love and affection by males to females. There are even remnants of it today where young lads also profess their love to women with roses; women still see it as an act of endearment towards them. The rose is a tradition and proof of Miss Emily’s denial of change. She writes on “note paper of an archaic shape” in “faded ink.” She refuses …show more content…

It among all the other montages is symbolic of the different magnifying events in the story. There is no actual rose in the story, only the word “rose” appears four times. The first two with the use as a verb. The next two occur at the very end, “A thin, acrid pall as of the tomb seemed to lie everywhere upon this room decked and furnished as for a bridal: upon the valance curtains of faded rose color, upon the rose-shaded lights, upon the dressing table, upon the delicate array of crystal and the man 's toilet things backed with tarnished silver, silver so tarnished that the monogram was obscured. (Faulkner 5.4)” The rose, the rose-color bridal chambers of Miss Emily, signify the little details that come full circle. In that moment, there comes a consciousness that death trumps all that. It is a reality that cannot be avoided. What once was a bridal chamber has now become that of death and decay, still with the same hint of rose-colored innocence it once had all over its …show more content…

It was Emily denying the reality of death itself. Her necrophilia is realized first when she refused the death of her father as she desperately clings to the father figure who disciplined her into loneliness. It was the only form of love she knew. It is once realized when Homer dies, however, this time it is with her hands that death has come upon it. She almost actually controlled it. She denied the changes, the possibilities of Homer leaving her, of refusing to marry her, by cutting his timeline—preserving him in death, effectively. Emily and Homer’s weird cohabitation divulges Emily’s upsetting effort to marry life and death. However, death ultimately triumphs. Amidst the discourse, the history and tragedy, upon life and death, of tradition and change, of the struggle to find love in an otherwise hopeless place, we immortalize Emily by giving her the rose she so deserves. To a young woman, you give a rose to signify love and

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the contextualization of a rose of family as a sign of the times of women at that point, where cultural norms lead to domestication. roses are generally given as tokens of love and affection by males to females.
  • Analyzes how emily grierson elicits the challenge that comes from the constant pursuance of sustaining tradition in the face of widespread and radical change in society.
  • Argues that emily's father may have separated her from society because of fear of an inherited mental disease in her mother’s family, the wyatts
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