A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner And The Cask Of Amontillado

1376 Words Nov 7th, 2016 6 Pages
The debate between A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe and been well presented both teams had accurate information to prove whose character was more disturbing than the others. A Rose for Emily is about a character who kills her husband and sleeps with him till her death. As for The Cask of Amontillado this short story is about a friend who gets out of control and kills his friend however, he plans the murder and finds the best way to have his friend suffer. The team representing The Cask of Amontillado had won the debate because, they had more knowledge about characterization, symbolism, and motives that Montresors is a more disturbed and sinister character than Emily in the story A Rose for Emily. Gabrielle Hanlon who representing The Cask of Amontillado states that Montresors is a more sinister character than the main character Emily in the short story A Rose for Emily. One reason being is that in A Cask of Amontillado the symbol is the family motto. One statement that is brought up during the debate is “Nemo me impune lacessit” (Gabrielle Hanlon). This is symbol because the meaning of the statement is, “No one insults me without getting back at you and I’m not punished for it” (Gabrielle Hanlon). In A Rose for Emily it is talked about that the rose symbolizes her love for Homer. Gabrielle Hanlon talks about how in the short story it states, “she was robbed of love.” This is what drove Emily to commit the crime that she…

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