A Rose For Emily Analysis Essay

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“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is an amazing gothic short story. The story’s main character, Emily plays a huge role for the story as does the setting. The setting is the literary element that changes how the character looks at her life and by looking at the setting we can understand Emily better. I am going to criticize and analysis the story with four critics that have distinct critical theories. To understand Miss Emily Grierson’s ways we must summarize the plot of the story and get a better understanding of how we can criticize and analyze the setting. The short story opens with talking about how the people of the town joined together for Emily’s funeral. The author says that she is a monument or legend of the town. The women …show more content…
The town thinks she is going to kill herself because they heard that Barron likes men. They think if Barron is not the marring kind then she should kill herself with the poison she bought, but then they see her in town buying nice things and men’s clothing. The town’s people now think they are getting married. The last time they see or hear of Barron was when he got back to town one night entering Emily’s home by the servant. They now think Barron left her because they haven’t seen him since and Emily has locked herself in her house for six …show more content…
Archetypes is the image of a person’s behavior and personality. He came up with ego, the unconscious and the collective unconscious. As read in the story “A Rose for Emily” Emily had many odd mental states. She denied her father’s death for three days “The day after his death all the ladies prepared to call at the house and offer condolence and aid, as is our custom Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead” (Faulkner 518). Her and her family thought they were above anyone else in the town including not paying taxes. Jung believed that a mental disorder could also be heretic and we found out in the story that Emily’s aunt had gone crazy. Jung also was one of the first people to give meaning to introverted and extroverted. Jung would define Emily as an introvert. She would always stay home and never leave her house. She would lock herself in her house for months at a time with no social interaction. At this century this was unheard of. Subjectivity would describe Emily and her unemotional state of her social society. We never knew what Emily was thinking because of the point of view in the

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