A Rose for Emily

Topics: Death, Life, William Faulkner Pages: 3 (937 words) Published: May 6, 2013
A Rose For Emily
“A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner discusses that change should be recognized by everyone. What was in the past for Emily, should be left in past. Although her father and Colonel Satoris are dead, Emily refuses to accept the fact that her loved ones are gone. In Emily's case she wanted to change a number of times but never had the support of her own town. The townsfolk don't understand why Emily won't change, but in reality she cannot change. Locking herself inside a bubble trying to cope with the mere fact of her losses and not many gains throughout her life. Emily encounters different complications as her father, and Colonel Satoris are deceased. Emily now being alone with no one to take care of her, so to speak she receives some type of sympathetic curiosity from the townsfolk. When a new major took place in the town, there was some confusion held towards Miss Emily. "I have no taxes in Jefferson. Colonel Sartoris explained it to me. Perhaps one of you can gain access to the city records and satisfy yourselves." (Faulkner, 288). Emily seemed convinced that she did not own any taxes to Jefferson because her father had donated large amounts of money to the town. In any case the townsfolk were surprised but yet glad with Miss Emily's decision. The townsfolk many times show mixed feelings towards Miss Emily, at times they agree with her decisions at others they are appalled and did not agree.

Within some time Emily had been going out less and less.”After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart-the one we believed would marry her-- had deserted her.” (Faulkner 288 Part 2). Emily might have stayed out of the towns eye because she was finally by her self, after the two deaths that accord. Being alone was something that she was not used too. Emily's father never let her be alone and when he died Emily received something she was never supposed to have; Homer. Eventually everyone had believed that Homer was...
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