"A Rose for Emily"

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Stuck in the past in “A Rose for Emily” by Faulkner Change causes a person to do things out of the norm. It is common for people to fear change. Most people although afraid will accept the changes and adapt to it. Others will control that change unwilling to adhere to the new and unfamiliar way of things. Many are stuck in the past, in the traditions that guide their lives. Emily Grierson is a product of the Old South, rich in traditions and set in her ways. The New south means change; traditions are lost and replaced with new customs. Even though afraid of change Emily will control the changes in her life, the loss of her father, the respect of the town, and even the reality of her own life in “A Rose for Emily” by Faulkner.
I. Initially after the loss of her father Emily Grierson refuses to let go of him and the influence he has over her in “A Rose for Emily”.
II. Above all Emily thinks that her name means something to the town, losing the respect of the town’s people Emily makes a big change in her life in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”.
III. Because of all the changes in her life and her inability to accept those changes, Emily loses her own reality and is stuck in the past in “A Rose for Emily” by Faulkner. Due to the fear of change Emily is unable to let go of the past and has begun to control the aspect that are changing in her life, the death of her father, the respect of the town, and even the reality in which she lives in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”. After the death of her father Emily refuses to admit he is dead. She will not accept the fact that the only man in her life is gone. Once her father dies the town’s people begin to force Emily to change and accept the New South. Emily’s Stubbornness and unwillingness to conform to the new generation’s way of doing things lead the town’s people feeling sorry for her instead of respecting her. In the end Emily will ultimately lose her sanity. Unable to face the changes in her life Emily replaces

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