A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner Essay

1258 Words Feb 24th, 2016 6 Pages
After I read both of two story, I’m really conscious of woman’s status get very low in a patrilineal society. Woman’s rights have long been ignored, repressed, and they can’t escape from the patrilineal that lead to they are all got sad ending. There are two persons I want to talk about it, one is Emily who is in A Rose For Emily was written by Faulkner and the other one is Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper.
Emily’s lives were dictated by her father. I think Emily did not perceive her live in the patriarchy. In A Rose for Emily, “believed that the Griersons held themselves a little too high for what they really were. None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such. We had long thought of them as a tableau, Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door. So when she got to be thirty and was still single,” (Faulkner, 137) Obviously, Emily whose marriage is totally manipulated by her father. Therefore, people did not find any expression on her face, and she did not do anything to revolt during her father control her life. Instead, she is obstinate. When the new generation compel the taxes on her, she refuses to pay the tax. She keeps the old traditional and deny every new thing. The writer compares the old generation with the new generation, it reflects the old generation got more compassion, but the new one…

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