Essay on A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

761 Words Jun 17th, 2015 4 Pages
The short stories, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner , "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor all contain female protagonist, Emily Grierson, Mrs. Mallard and the Grandmother. They have similar characteristics such as being strong-willed or assertiveness but mostly they are all repressed. Their lives are being controlled, keeping them from their desires. The Grandmother, from "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor, for instance does not want to go to Florida so intently that “she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey 's mind.” Pleading with her son to instead go visit east Tennessee, even showing him a newspaper article about a killer on the run heading towards Florida. Bailey, “the son she lived with, her only boy... didn’t look up from his reading” ignores her request, giving her no say in the trip destination. The Grandmother tries persuading the mother to no avail, and the family heads to Florida with no consideration as to what the Grandmother considered. She is being forced into going to Florida instead of visiting east Tennessee. Furthermore the family gets into a car crash and the Grandmother “was thrown into the front seat...curled up under the dashboard” after the car flips and lands in a ditch. Trying to express her injuries, “I believe I have injured an organ’ said the grandmother, pressing her side, but no one answered her”, she is again ignored. Through-out the story, the…

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