Analysis Of The Poem ' A Rose For Emily ' By Willian Faulkner

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The Women Who Lives in a Timeless Vacuum “A Rose for Emily” by Willian Faulkner focuses on the life and death of Emily Grierson, a tragic tale of a woman who is doomed in the effort to resist the forces of times and change. Emily’s story is told in flashbacks that reveal her life through the time before her death. Emily lives a reclusive life dominated by the patriarchal rulings of her father and her social values. Her upbringing is confined by the Southern social system and her father, the figure that she had become totally dependent and attached to. It is the judgment of the town and the death of her father that ignites Emily’s desire to control time. Thus, Faulkner illustrates Emily’s futile attempt to rule over time through the dire act of denying the fact of death itself, preserving her Old Southern system, and the realization of her aging.

Evidence of Emily’s attempt to control time is seen through her denial of the reality of death. After Emily’s father’s passing, she was left to inherit her childhood home. Nevertheless, she insisted that “her father was not dead”. For this reason, she would not allow his body removed until ministers and doctors trying to persuade her to give up the body. This indicates the beginning of the deterioration of her sanity. It also reveals Emily’s attachment to the controlling paternal figure whose manipulate and rule became the only form of emotional connection she ever was known. This indication shows that, without her father…

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