A Rose for Emily Analysis Essay

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Critical Analysis
A Rose for Emily

Throughout life people face many hardships, including life and death, letting go is such a hard thing for these people to do. In the story, A Rose for Emily, Faulkner writes about love and the effect it can have on a person . Faulkner writes about how Miss Emily loses her father and he is the only person she has in her life. Later in the story, Homer Barron came to their town to fix the streets. People begin seeing Miss Emily and Homer together and believe that they are going to get married. The time comes for Homer to leave and it was believed that Miss Emily will kill herself if she loses another person she loves. Homer disappears and Emily never exits the house, all everyone sees is the
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As the time for Homer to leave nears, people begin to talk about how they believe Miss Emily is going to kill herself if she loses another person she loves. Miss Emily goes to the drug store and tells the druggist she wants to buy some arsenic. The druggist asks Miss Emily why and receives no response other than she just wants to buy some arsenic. The druggist tells Miss Emily he can't unless it is for the rats, but he knows that it isn't and figures it will be for the best. When the time for Homer to leave came near Homer disappears and Miss Emily is no longer seen entering or leaving the house, all the people see is the negro. Believing that Miss Emily killed herself the towns people go on in their everyday life, but the whole time it was Homer that Miss Emily had killed with the poison so he couldn't leave her. Although poisoning Homer wasn't the wisest decision for Miss Emily, this shows that she does love him. This proves this because she is doing everything she can to keep Homer with her forever. In the end of the story, when Miss Emily passes away, the people find Homers deceased body in what was assumed to be the abandoned upstairs of the house. Next to Homers body, there is an indention in the pillow and a silver hair. This shows Miss Emily's love for Homer because she was still sleeping next to Homer's decaying body. Sometimes

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