Essay on A Rose For Emily And Schizophrenia

1217 Words Nov 21st, 2016 5 Pages
“A Rose for Emily” and “Schizophrenia,” not so different after all.
William Faulkner, an American writer born into a family that was affected by the Civil War, was well recognized for his emphasis on social issues. In a “A Rose for Emily,” Faulkner presents the darkness and mystery of Emily Grierson’s life, and her social and political issues. In the other hand, “Schizophrenia,” poem written by Jim Stevens, presents the obscurity inside a person’s mind that suffers an incurable disease. Although “A Rose for Emily” and “Schizophrenia” have different themes and setting, they share several similarities. In both, the protagonist has an unstable behavior that causes pain and misery to themselves and people around them. In addition, the protagonists have a selfish conduct and do not want to assume that their behavior affect the way they interact with the society. Moreover, in both stories the house plays an important role in adding a great meaning to the plot.
In “A Rose for Emily,” the house portraits an enigma that hides the reality behind it. In “Schizophrenia,” the author uses symbolism to personify the house. Although both stories have similarities, they have notorious differences that make them special. “A Rose for Emily” depicts death, murder, economic disadvantage, political issues, social change, and women’s struggle in society. In the other hand, “Schizophrenia” depicts the struggle of a person with mental illness regardless gender, age, or social status. From a…

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