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Essay | Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

This student essay consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis of Faulkner's A Rose for Emily.
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Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

Summary: Themes,conflicts, symbolism and narrative elements of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner.
1. - Theme.
2. - Conflicts, tensions and ambiguity.
3. -Symbolism.
4. - Narrative elements: point of view, tone and narrative structure.
1. - Theme.

The main theme of the Faulkner's short story is the relationship between the past and present in Emily Grierson, the protagonist. She did not accept the passage of time throughout all her life, keeping everything she loved in the past with her.

The story shows Emily's past and her family story. This information explains her behaviour towards time. Firstly, her father's lack of desire to move on into the future and his old-fashioned ways kept Emily away from the changing society and away from any kind of social relationship:

"None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such."(pp. 123).

"We remembered all the young men her father had driven away." (pp124)

Emily accepted this imposed role as a recluse in...





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