Book Report on Rose For Emily

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Rose For Emily

In "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner tells a story about a young women who is
overwhelmingly influenced by her father. Her father controls her live and makes all of her
decisions for her. Without him she could not do anything except stay at home. When her
father dies, Emily has to confront a new life without her sponsor. Since she is not able
to function without the presence of her father, it is hard for her to adapt and accept the
truth. When Emily's father dies, women of the town call on her to offer their help, which
is their custom when someone suffers a tragic loss. Emily denies that as she meets them in
front of her house with no emotion in her face. She sends them away as she considers her
father still alive instead of being death. Her father controls all over her life;
therefore, she couldn't accept the death of her father. In her thought, her father still
exists in her house and he is the only one source that she can support to.

It's time for her to make her decision herself. She spends majority of her time in the
house where she feels comfortable and where her father still exists and protects her. She
decides to live herself in the house regardless of changes outside in the world. She could
not escape from her father' ghost shadow. Everything changes; nevertheless, she still
lives with the past. For example, when a new age of city authorities in town visit her
house in order to collect taxes they feel she own; she explains that: "I have no taxes in
Jefferson. Colonel Sartoris explained it to me." Yes, it is true; however, colonel
Sartoris has been dead almost for ten years.

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