An analysis of the main character in a rose for emily by william faulkner

Grierson is a controlling, looming presence even in death, and the community clearly sees his lasting influence over Emily.

A rose for emily summary

She grew up and lived with a servant in a big Victorian house. Miss Emily's physical appearance also displays her deeper character. The whole town thought they would get married. A eccentric recluse, Emily is a mysterious figure who changes from a vibrant and hopeful young girl to a cloistered and secretive old woman. Being raised by a single parent can be hard on any child especially a child during this time with the stereotypical American family idea being forced upon everyone. His use of characterization, narration, foreshadowing, and symbolism are four key factors to why Faulkner's work is idealistic to all readers. Brainstorm a list of as many as you can think of; then pick out the five most influential forces and discuss them. Colonel Sartoris absolves Emily of any tax burden after the death of her father. She will marry him,? Readers will find themselves feeling sympathetic towards Miss Emily in the beginning but much less for her in the end of the story because of her sinister actions and questionable character. Roses symbolize romance and lovers' dreams. At some point during the Civil War, Emily was born to a proud nobility family; Miss Emily lived in a house that was well decorated with her father and his servant. Instead of going on with her life, her life halted after death of her father. All Miss Emily needed was someone to care for her as all women did in her time.

Because of the attitude of Miss Emily 's father, Miss Emily was unable to develop a real relationship with anyone else, but it seemed that her world turned around her father.

She ultimately poisons Homer and seals his corpse into an upstairs room. After the end of the civil war, her family's wealth seems to begin to decline, but Griselson is still trapped in the past of their family's wealth.

a rose for emily analysis pdf

Some say that Homer was going to jilt Emily. To prevent loosing him like she did her father she killed him, and kept his body in her house.

None of the members of the community truly care for her.

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Miss Emily's actions cause readers to view her in a different connotation: a way in which is cautious and apprehensive as a result of her radical behaviors towards the end of her life.

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Character Analysis in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner