Conflicts in the Story a Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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In the story a rose for emily william falulkner portrays two types of conflics. these conflicts are encounterd by the readers through the authors eye. an individula that reads this story can see the different conflicting situations that arise in this story . emilys conflicts within herself and the communities conflicts towards her are the two main conflicts in this story. The conlicts within herself is more prominent than what she had with the community she lived in .Conflict within a charater can deal with inner morals, dreams ambitions, and rights and wrongs.

As we read this story we realize that e's c start as a young girl . er father who was a strict man did not let her have a healthy social life . he made her an out cast in her own community. this alone created mosto of the conlicting situatuions in her life after her fathers death . even after her fathers death sehe refused to acknowledge all the changes that were happening outside her house as the years went by .''The confusion that Faulkner has given produces a confusion in Emily's life. Emily went to and fro in the lonely circle and did not have any chance to break that circle's wall. Outside time was going by quickly as the natural direction. But Emily was encircled inside and was still where she had been. Yes, Emily is a person of the past. Readers have this feeling in the very first sentences through the description of Emily's house: "lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps." This message of essential ugliness of contrast is a presentation of Emily in present time--"an eyesore among eyesores." During the story, the conflicts of the old and young generations push Emily all the way back to the past.''' for example she refused to pay taxs for the property when the officials contacted er she did not want to let go of her past traditions and laws . she denied the fact that the world has chaged as te years went by ."See Colonel Satoris." Those...
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