True Love Infatuation Analysis

analytical Essay
1054 words
1054 words

Love was finally seen as infatuation when the dead body was found laying in the bed outlasting fake love. People can feel like they truly love someone, but actually they only have a short-lived admiration for that person. Faulkner clearly creates excellent examples of mistaking infatuation for true love. Infatuation can cause people to perform stupid deeds that people normally would not do. In “A Rose for Emily,” Emily Grierson mistakes infatuation for love causing her to buy arsenic poison, kill Homer Barron, and retain his body after his death. Earlier in Emily’s life, she was unable to find love because of the lack of finding or keeping suitors. The reason she could not find or keep suitors was because of her father. Her father did not …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how faulkner creates excellent examples of mistaking infatuation for true love. emily grierson was unable to find love because of her father's lack of respect.
  • Analyzes how emily's infatuation with homer barron led to her confused feelings and lust for love. she bought the arsenic poison because she didn't want to lose him.
  • Explains that emily, mind lost, kills homer barron, but before she does, she tries to change his mind about liking men.
  • Analyzes how emily grierson, a virgin, misunderstands love and infatuation for love. her father denied her suitors, so she never marries or takes her maidenhead.

After the druggist names a couple, he tells her, “They’ll kill anything up to an elephant. But you want is” (paragraph10, sectionIII). Emily cuts him off and tells him she wants arsenic. The druggist tells her she has to tell him what she will do with it, but she just looks at him “…erect, her face like a strained flag” (paragraph14, sectionIII). She continued staring at him and he finally gives her the poison. This shows how Emily was determined to buy the poison no matter what, because she has false love for Homer. Emily bought the arsenic because of her infatuation with Homer Barron. She did not want to lose him because she thought she was in love with …show more content…

Emily was afraid that she would be alone for the rest of her life after she found out that “Homer himself had remarked--he liked men” (paragraph1, sectionIV). Since Homer liked men, he would not marry her and love her the way she wanted to be loved. Even though that was true, it would not stop her from trying to change his mind, even if she had to use the arsenic to do it. Emily was unaware of the things infatuation was causing her to do. Emily, mind truly lost, kills Homer Barron, but before she does she tries to change his mind about liking men. Miss Emily prepares for their wedding, gathering every necessity appropriate. She buys a man’s toilet set in silver with his initials on it and a complete outfit of men’s clothing for him. Homer comes to see Emily one day and that was the last time people see Hogan 3 him. People believe that they are on a long honeymoon, but actually she has him locked upstairs. When Emily realizes her efforts to persuade Homer to return the love has failed, she resorts to poisoning him with the arsenic. She believes this is the only way she can have him forever. Instead of giving Homer a proper burial, Miss Emily keeps his body upstairs, so she can have him for the rest of her

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