William Faulkner is one of the most famous American writers in the American Prose since 1945. He writes a lot of novels with reality and experimentation which he has collected from society in his time and from village he has been living in years. “A rose for Emily” is one of his major works. Faulkner respectively uses ingenious ways to present his story of horror. He leaves the reader feel Emily Grierson is a pitiful heroine because she always refused to adapt to the changing times and therefore led an unfulfilled and lonely life. B. Research objective(s)
In this research paper , I will analyze : * Use symbolism of Faulkner to signify Miss Emily clinging too closely to the past * Emily’s relationship with her father , Homer Barron , Tobe and her place in the community C. Research questions
Throughout the research paper, I will interpret Emily Grierson’s resistance to change and achieve the research objectives base on following four main questions: (1) How did Faulkner use symbolism to signify Miss Emily clinging too closely to the past? (2) How did the strange relationship with her father affect Emily’s life? (3) How was Homer Barron considered to play an important role to illustrate Emily’s refusing to change? (4) Why did Tobe and the townspeople affect Emily’s unwillingness to accept change? II. Background of the research A. Method of study
In “A Rose for Emily”, method of library research is used to present Emily’s refusing to change, feelings of the readers and critics recognize it as an extraordinarily versatile work. B. Literature Review Faulkner cleverly constructed the story to show the elusive nature of time and memory. Several critics have noted that he is more interested in the conflict between time as a subjective experience and time as a force of physics.
Faulkner profoundly and poetically comments on the human need to deny the passage of time and the