A Rose For Emily: A Review Essay

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a Rose For Emily: A Review

"A Rose for Emily": A Review


In "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, we see how past events effect
the main character Miss Emily, especially her mental state. She seems to live
in a sort of fantasy world where death has no real meaning. Miss Emily refuses
to accept or even recognize, the death of her father or that of Colonel Satoris.
She does not want to acknowledge the fact that the world around her was changing
therefore Miss Emily surrounds herself with death. What Faulkner tries to state
in this story is that you should not let death overpower your life. A person
should try and let go of their beloved ones after they have passed away. He
also tries to state is to always expect the unexpected, like when Miss Emily
killed Homer.
Faulkner chooses to use third person narration in this particular story
for a couple of reasons. He tries to show Emily's world to us as seen through
the eyes of a respectable resident, so we can understand the town life as if we
lived there. This way we were able to understand how the people of Jefferson
thought of her. If the story would have been told in first person we would not
have been able to relate to Miss Emily. The reason for that would be, if she
would have been the narrator we would have understood the story in a hole
different manner. Faulkner used third person narration and from that we were
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