A Rose For Emily Death Analysis

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Have you accepted the fact that you are going to die one day? No matter what you do, there is nothing you can do to prevent death. Its a part of nature. In Willam Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily, Emily attempts to escaped death by controlling it. Due to her sickness called necrophilia, Emily kept her father’s body at her house after is death. She also killed the man that she was suppose to marry named Homer Barron and also trapped his body in her house. This reveals Emily’s disturbing attempt to fuse life and death. However, death ultimately triumphs. The death of her father tremendously changes Emily’s life. Mr. Grierson is a controlling, looming presence in Emily’s life even after his death. He deliberately ruins Emily’s attempts to find a husband in order to keep her under his control. Mr. Grierson controlled Emily, therefore, when he finally dies, Emily kept the father and refused to give up his dead body by telling everyone that he was still alive. This gave her the control that she never had over her father. After three days of keeping the body, the ministers and the doctors threatened to use law and force in order for her to give up her father’s body. However, before they even had the chance to do that, she broke down and buried her father. After her father’s death Emily becomes very …show more content…
In a broader sense, the term also describes a powerful desire to control another, usually in the context of a romantic or deeply personal relationship. Necrophiliacs tend to be so controlling in their relationships that they ultimately resort to bonding with with dead bodies. Unable to find a traditional way to express her desire to possess Homer, Emily poisons Homer and takes his life to achieve total power over him. She left the body on the top floor of her house and closed it so no one can get in. Furthermore, Emily also imprisoned herself in her home and is never heard of until her death at age

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