Roses Essay

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Change is Memorable

When readers read a book that they like, they will remember at least one character in the
book for some specific reason. Authors have many different ways to make a character
memorable but one of the most common ways that characters become memorable is the way that
they change throughout the story. William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", Anton Chekhov's
"The Lady with the Pet Dog", and Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" all have main
characters that are memorable because of the changes that take place physically and
mentally in their respective stories.

In the story, "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner creates a mysterious yet respectable
character. The changes that Miss Emily experiences in the story make her a memorable
character. Faulkner uses symbolism in order to show the changes that take place with Miss
Emily. The changes in Miss Emily's hair can be taken as a symbol for the changes in Miss
Emily herself. Before the death of Homer Barron her hair is "cut short making her look
like a girl, with a vague resemblance to those angels in colored church windows." As the
story moves on her hair "grows grayer and grayer until it attains an even pepper-and-salt
iron-gray." Her hair grows a dull color as Miss Emily turns into a dull person. Her hair,
in the beginning, is described as one of an angel, and then described as one you would
find on a witch. In the beginning of the story Miss Emily has no bad intentions and later,
her fears of being alone lead her to turn evil as she poisons Homer
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