(A critic on A Rose for Emily over the concepts brought up in Faulkner’s acceptance speech.)
Our lives are defined by moment. There is nothing more and nothing less. We have this idea that we need to change who we are and that we need to conform to what others think. The problem is we are all unique. People don’t get to pick their personality, but we are given one. Personality is in its own way our soul. It is who we are. Our soul controls our action and what we do in our life. There are points when we hit turning points. No matter how we, look at a situation there are rules we live by. In society we act a certain way or there are some expectations. Some words sum up the world while others shoe how we need to act. One man showed how the world should act, when he sat down and wrote an acceptance speech for a Nobel Prize in Literature. He created a work of art that showed what people need to talk about. We have to courage, honor, hope, pride, compassion, pity and sacrifice. All of these things show what we need to do in the world to touch the lives of people. We are all unique souls, but we have things in common. Little things which can touch us and move people into action. William Faulkner, showed that when we write we have to use aspects in our writing that represent idea that can touch people. In A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner it showed how his values are expressed in his work especially: courage, honor and pity.
Faulkner showed how courage can be expressed in different ways in the way people act in society. Once Emily’s fathered died she entered a world of despair. She didn’t want to give up on the life she had with her father. During the beginning she wouldn’t admit that her father was dea...
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...created a scenario where she survived on her own. When she was left alone, it took her tole and she became crazy. In the end she killed a man.
When we take a look at Rose we see that Faulkner’s beliefs were reflected in his work. He showed that even in a gothic story who can still have aspects of courage, honor and pity. She courage to stand up to society and to kill the man she loved. Honor was shown through her devotion to her dad and the picture she never took down. The town pitied her for all that she couldn’t control. Faulkner acted on his beliefs, but it was shown that he truly put effort in his work. Rose is unique. It showed that are definition on words are not always what they are suppose to be. When we look at the people around us what do we see? Do we stand out from a crowd? Is the past an honorable thing and do we pity people as travel throughout life?
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