Essay on A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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“A Rose for Emily”

“A Rose for Emily” was written in 1930 by William Faulkner. Faulkner was born in 1897 and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. He won several prize; the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prizes for fiction. Through naturalistic observation, Faulkner stories are framed around slavery and similar morals which circulated around his hometown community. Legends were engrained into Faulkner’s life by his Confederate office grandfather. These legends sparked inspiration for the well-known short story, “A Rose for Emily”. “A Rose for Emily” expresses a change in generations, innovations, views, and morals in a small community. “A Rose for Emily” takes place in a the white squared-framed home belonging to Emily Grierson. This story was based in a pivotal time period when the Old South slowly evolved into the New South. The protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, was a highly regarded women with a noble family history. After her father’s death, Miss Grierson lived sadly alone in the large home. As time changed with her father’s passing, so did the views of the Mayors office. Emily Grierson refused to evolve with the changing times. She regarded herself in an elite manner just as her ancestors had before her. This meant she refused to pay town taxes due to an agreement with the deceased mayor made by her father quite some time before. I believe Miss Emily Grierson’s loneliness caused her crazy behavior which resulted in Homer Barron’s death. Much of the…

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