A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner


A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

Part I. General Writing and Analysis

William Faulkner is a writer of "A Rose for Emily". On September 25, 1897, he was born in New Albany, Mississippi. His grandfather was a writer, and he benefit from poetry at a very initial age. He was lived near the University of Mississippi at Oxford, where he ultimately studied Spanish, English, and French. "In 1920, he starts short stories and writing poems and finally initiates to write novels" (Priddy & Bloom, 2008, 178-182). His extremely well-known works contain Sartoris, The Sound and the Fury, and As I Lay Dying is few of well known writings of William Faulkner. In "A Rose for Emily", the reader introduce a woman, Emily Grierson, who live a life span of loneliness, and how she respond to it.

Emily Grierson's isolation can be ascribed to three major aspects: her father, her isolated lifestyle, and Homer Barron's refusal.

In the course of one's life, a person must once experience the overwhelming feeling of loneliness, or the state of being without company. Being impossible to avoid, loneliness inflicts everyone at some point in their life. The sadness and grief of being alone is often pensive and unbearable, yet sometimes can be peaceful and meditative. Loneliness, just like any other emotion, has an immense power to transform a person's attitude, thoughts, and behavior. Sometimes, being alone can give a person the chance to reflect and think, and depending on their attitude, can cause them to react in a responsible or even a hateful way. In the story, "A Rose for Emily", this feeling of solitariness inundates Ms. Emily Grierson, and she is ultimately motivated...