Change In Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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Change Towns are constantly changing in ways that are sometime good, and sometimes bad. However, with the change comes different views, are not sometimes met with kindness. The story "A Rose for Emily' (628), the story is full of change. For the story it has change within people, and the town that they live in. For change to happen it happens gradually over time, and sometimes it blurs between tradition and routine. Miss Emily lived in a town where change was happening every day and whether she liked it or not it was happening. It started of slow but was there. Miss Emily likes things a different way and was used to her life before. The first thing that seemed to change would be the taxes that the town where requiring everyone to pay. …show more content…
When she was in her late age she had classes for the children of the town. " she gave lessons in china painting." (633). She would teach the older generation how to paint. However, as the new generation came forth, it fell through. As the change in the town was happening, so was the fact Miss Emily wasn’t getting any more students, so, she stopped giving lessons. However much the town tried they could never get Miss Emily to change the ways she was used to. They tried and tried " When the town got free postal delivery Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it." (633). That alone shows Miss Emily up to the day she passed was always refusing the changed ways she saw her town was going to be.
Although change is good in many ways, sometimes when one person as in Miss Emily's case is used to one way of living it is hard to change their own mind set in the way they go on with their days. It shows in the way she takes day by day things, or when big things happen in her life. Miss Emily never has excepted change in any form, and never will in anyway. The town started with old views and changed to newer. It was the same with Miss Emily, although she was still stuck in the older ways, till the day she passed

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