Her hair had turned an irony gray after her father died. If a home is falling apart then so must its owner. No one knows the reason that she cut her hair, all that happened between her and Homer, and why she locked herself in her house for such a long time. To fully understand why Emily is the way that she is one must look past the obvious and truly look at Emily. Miss Emily, the main character in this short story, is an example of a time that once was. She draws a line through her first thesis and continues to work.
Faulkner uses to illustrate the true nature of the relationship with the example of the portrait of Emily and her father. Though, people often claim to try to be unique and trend setters at some point they all buckle down and try to just fit in and impress. William Faulkner uses many literary devices to develop several themes but is mainly based around how Miss Emily is metaphorically the part of the south that needs change or will have a terrible ending. Emily Grierson is a protagonist in this story and the life of her used as an allegory about the changes of a South town in Jefferson after the civil war, early 1900's. The rose from the title symbolizes the absent love she feels. Over the years the word had got out that Emily was a crazy person and I am sure that is why there were no further students sent to her.
Human versus Himself: The madman seems to know that his hatred of the old man and desire to kill him is wrong. Nobody visited her house in ten years, except for her servant. Metaphor: Language in a text that has more than one interpretation. Only after her death, they discovered the gravity of her psychological problems. Kindness Conflict: How do we interpret or understand literature? Do they have more than one meaning? Kazin states that it is the story of love which made the story so popular among ordinary readers. Her behavior brings out impressive and even admirable aspects in her personality. It is a tragic story in which Miss Emily's hopes and dreams for a normal life are hopelessly lost.
By avoiding the chronological order of events of Miss Emily's life, Faulkner first gives the reader a finished puzzle, and then allows the reader to examine this puzzle piece by piece, step by step. According to Miss Emily's father none of the young boys were suitable for Miss Emily. This can usually be discovered by looking at the pronouns in the story. The main character, Miss Emily, in this short gothic story that took place during the early 1900 hundreds demonstrated a conflict she was having with herself. Main Character: The main character is usually either a protagonist or antagonist.
William Faulkner uses many literary devices to develop several themes but is mainly based around how Miss Emily is metaphorically the part of the south that needs change or will have a terrible ending. Distracted by their own thoughts and discomfort about the moral indignation within the story as gauged by contemporary standards, the morally wrong act committed by Miss Emily, the murder, is lessened. Ria Singh English B To Kill a Mockingbird. The town attempts to understand what goes on behind the doors of the Grierson house, but they are unable to penetrate it. His use of metaphors prepares the reader for the bittersweet ending.
For your story analysis you may also include props: important objects in the story. People find security and comfort in their possessions and the company they keep. Like the quote suggests, many people are unable to let go of the past. Isolation from the society can cause loneliness in ones life. Someone who realized this and manipulated it to his full advantage was William Faulkner. There seemed to be some kind of abuse by her father and the fact that she had seemed to have lived such a sheltered life.
For example, Alfred Kazin points out that emotional appeal and the story of strong but perverted love have a very strong impression on the readers. He walked right through the house and out the back and was not seen again. The past was represented in Emily herself, in Colonel Sartoris, in the old Negro servant, and in the Board of Alderman who accepted the Colonel's attitude toward Emily and rescinded her taxes. There is a very dark and ominous feel to this story, which mainly revolves around death. The mention of the odor emerged as a symbol discussed by Curry: Robertson, 156.
Every story has some conflict. In the story, symbolism is used to give more details than the author actually gives to the reader. When the town gets the mail system for free, Emily refuses to let the towns. Mellard notes that careful reading may help to define Gothic elements in the very beginning of the story. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. The southerners believed that she needed to act a certain way so that put a lot of pressure on Miss Emily to act rich like her family was even though she is poor.
A Rose for Emily is the story of the old maid who fell in love with a northerner, but resisted being jilted once too often. This argument begins with the writer's own personal observations, and then the writer focuses on one literary element while providing examples from the story. The story begins by the graveside of Emily Grierson, a widow, the daughter of a wealthy townsman, and the women who had a brief affair with a man named Homer Barron. This is portrayed through its limited omniscience, its shifting viewpoint and its unreliability. By knowing that Faulkner's strongest influence was his independent mother, one can guess that Miss Emily Grierson's character was based partly on Maud Falkner. He was born on july 24, 1802 in villers-cotterers, France.
Emily did not accept change when her father died. It is the use of dust and moonlight, of curtains and trailing gowns. The second time this is demonstrated is when she murders Homer Baron. When the father dies, Emily becomes very sick. Do the characters have problems? Well, I probably have a post here somewhere that can help you.