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A Rose For Emily Essay

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Throughout the Eighteen Years of my life I read many interesting short stories. Some stories where more eye catching than others. Furthermore “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner and “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka were not on the top of my list. In my opinion, the stories were eye catching because of how the author made its characters react and respond toward the suspense and eeriness in certain parts of the climax of the stories. For example, in “A Rose For Emily” the ladies of the community said “We did not say she was crazy then. We believed that she had to do that” (Faulkner 81) These two lines were said about Emily after the people found out about the death of Emily’s father and they knew that she was keeping his body inside of her house because she could not let go of her father. The eeriness about this is that they did not think it was weird at all. Furthermore, these two stories look to me just like every other story that I have read from other authors. Nevertheless, when I started to look into the concepts and ironies, the stories reveal an aspect about how the characters progress and why do they progress a certain way throughout the story. On the other hand, not only did I start to create an interest towards them, but I caught how they were alike in many unusual aspects. “A Rose For Emily” and “Metamorphosis” develop a climax similar to one another because they both have unpredictable events, rare responses of those events, a theme that connects theme, and a twist to an unpredictable endings.
To begin with, the aspect that caught my attention was how both of the authors, Faulkner and Kafka gave the passages an unpredictable events and another meaning to the characters. In “A Rose For Emily” Faulkner said “When her father died, it got about that the house was all that was left to her; people were glad. At last they could pity Miss Emily” (81). Faulkner started to describe Emily as a poor lonely woman that had no one to take care of her. This was due to the reason that her father had died. This set the mood of the story and it made the reader have a certain image of Emily. Emily did not respond to any pity from the community. Her set of mind, as far as I believe, was not caring about what the other people thought. She was still in grief for her father’s death. Furthermore, as the story progressed Faulkner started to give glimpses of who Emily really was. The real Emily was starting to show when Emily said “I want some poison. I want the best kind. I don’t care what kind” (Faulkner 82). What Faulkner gave the other side of Emily on this page, it gave the story a twist because it happened randomly. He told us what she was buying, but he did not tell us what she was going to use it. Furthermore he was trying to show that there is a dark side to every person. The response that was caught from this was suspicious in a way that no one seemed to mind what she was really going to use the poison for. Not even when Homer, her crush, had...

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