A Rose for Emily—Essay
The short story A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner first comes off as a disturbing story. When you realize that Miss Emily Grierson, who is the main character in this story, kills the man she’s though to be in love with, all you can really think is that she’s crazy. I think the conflict in the story is Miss Emily not being able to find love. With her father not giving her a chance to date, thinking that there was no one good enough for her. Then, the only man she has been able to love dies, which is her father. Once she has fallen “in love”, she murders her lover. Miss Emily’s necessity for love has caused her to be unable to distinguish fantasy with reality.
Miss Emily’s father though that no man was worthy of his daughter. He would not let her date. I think he thought she deserved a better life than what they had. He wanted her to marry someone with money, with class, someone she could have a real future with. He probably didn’t want her to stay to live there. Live the life he did, he just wanted t he best for her. Most likely Miss Emily agreed, because in no way did she try to defy her father. “the ladies all said, "Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer."” Miss Emily knew and remembered the principles her father had taught her.
Once Miss Emily’s father died, she didn’t want to let go. She had no one to love and lover her back. The only love and compassion she knew was her fathers. With him leaving this world entirely, I think she didn’t want...