Literary Analysis: A Rose For Emily

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“A Rose For Emily” provides an insight of William Faulkner’s thought process when he wrote the short story. Death and tradition is obviously on William Faulkner’s mind since that is the reoccurring theme in “A Rose For Emily.” William Faulkner’s short story about Miss Emily is wacky, intense, revolting, and unusual all at once, causing the readers to stay on their toes. Miss Emily’s relationships with the men in her life suggest a correspondence with the Freudian theory. “A Rose For Emily” really gives clues on William Faulkner’s feelings while writing this short story, and shows the relationship between the story and Freud’s theory. Sigmund Freud developed his own theory that suggested the reasoning of the way people behave on the dreams they have, their unconscious desires, and sexual repression. Freud also separated the psyche into three different categories including, Super Ego, ego, and id. “ A Rose For Emily” is mainly about the super ego of Emily that is what society thinks and Miss Emily’s conscious, and the ego of Emily, which is her conscious…show more content…
Miss Emily and William Faulkner’s relationship is analogous in ways such as their financial hardships and their sense of loneliness. Due to Miss Emily’s reoccurring deaths that she has been apart of and the relationship with the men in her life this short story is like the Freudian theory in several aspects. Freud suggests that the super ego and ego of Miss Emily makes her unusual compared to others because of the way she does not care about what other people think. William Faulkner’s love of the south really inspired “A Rose For Emily” and gave it the southern twang it needed to be the crazy apprehensive short story it is. Over all Miss Emily showed the true feelings of William Faulkner during that time of his life and also showed the relativeness between Freud’s theory and Miss
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