Essay William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

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Written in 1930, William Faulkner’s twisted short story “A Rose for Emily” is still being discussed eighty-five years later. Having been made into a major motion picture in 1982, the cryptic story’s legend lives on into a new age of discussion. Miss Emily Grierson made a name for herself in the small southern town, and both forms of media convey the deep twists of her life in one way or another. The movie and book contain similarities like the odor problem and the townspeople’s views on Emily, as well as differences in the introductions and also the role her father plays.
Whether she knew it or not, from a young age Miss Emily was the center of the town gossip. That is the price she must pay having been born into the Grierson family name. The death of Mr. Grierson brought the ladies of the town flocking to Miss Emily’s doorstep, as per usual when someone dies, but what surprised the ladies was the lack of grief in Miss Emily’s features. “We believed she had to do that,” the ladies said as Miss Emily turned everyone away for three days, unable to accept the passing of her father (Faulkner II). Her father was a dominant figure in her life, controlling almost every aspect, so the townspeople understood the denial Miss Emily was feeling towards the passing of such an authoritative figure, believing she had to do it. With Miss Emily being the last to carry on the family name, “It was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last…

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