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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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Running Head: A Rose for Emily by William FaulknerA Rose for Emily by William FaulknerA Rose for Emily by William FaulknerPart I. General Writing and AnalysisWilliam Faulkner is a writer of "A Rose for Emily". On September 25, 1897, he was born in New Albany, Mississippi. His grandfather was a writer, and he benefit from poetry at a very initial age. He was lived near the University of Mississippi at Oxford, where he ultimately studied Spanish, English, and French. "In 1920, he starts short stories and writing poems and finally initiates to write novels" (Priddy & Bloom, 2008, 178-182). His extremely well-known works contain Sartoris, The Sound and the Fury, and As I Lay Dying is few of well known writings of William Faulkner. In "A Rose for Emily", the reader introduce a woman, Emily Grierson, who live a life span of loneliness, and how she respond to it. Emily Grierson's isolation can be ascribed to three major aspects: her father, her isolated lifestyle, and Homer Barron's refusal.In the course of one's life, a person must once experience the overwhelming feeling of loneliness, or the state of being without company. Being impossible to avoid, loneliness inflicts everyone at some point in their life. The sadness and grief of being alone is often pensive and unbearable, yet sometimes can be peaceful and meditative. Loneliness, just like any other emotion, has an immense power to transform a person's attitude, thoughts, and behavior. Sometimes, being alone can give a person the chance to reflect and think, and depending on their attitude, can cause them to react in a responsible or even a hateful way. In the story, "A Rose for Emily", this feeling of solitariness inundates Ms. Emily Grierson, and she is ultimately motivated insane by it.The father of Emily Grierson is the primary cause of her loneliness. All through her life, her father had been extremely domineering. Like royal family, the Griersons held very elevated values for themselves. Emily's father would not permit her a suitor because "not any of the gentlemen were pretty superior enough for Miss Emily and such". He would frequently keep away any young boys who come to Emily. Apart from for her father, Emily had no other person, so when her father died, she was left entirely alone. For three days, Emily refused the death of her father, and she wouldn't permit for his body to be taken for funeral. Emily reacts in this way because "with not anything left, she would have to adhere to that which had stolen from her". It is at that instant that the emotions of aloneness initiate to set in and Emily Grierson start to isolate her.The second reason for Emily's loneliness is because of her secluded lifestyle. Miss Emily lives in such a mysterious way that the townspeople become curious about her and her private life. Being a very private person, Emily is rarely seen in public and hardly leaves her house. If anyone is ever seen leaving the house, it is her manservant, Tobe, who is mainly...

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