Essays Tagged: "Grierson"

Fallen from Grace. On the use of symbolism in William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily.'

their works. In his short story 'A Rose for Emily,' William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her r ... er shift in social standing, and her reluctancy to accept change.When compared chronologically, the Grierson house is used to symbolize Miss Emily's physical attributes. In its prime, the Grierson hou ...

(3 pages) 334 0 4.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

" A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner.

English 1002 Sec 2Fiction Paper #1An Analysis of "A Rose for Emily"Miss Emily Grierson finds it extremely difficult to let go of the men in her life. She clings to the past and r ... it comes to men and her inability to allow change to occur in her life.The first indication of Miss Grierson's insanity took place after her father died. He insisted on being the only man in her life. ... ill him, what would she do with his body?As time passed, it became more and more apparent that Miss Grierson was insane. Back in 1894, the mayor Colonel Sartoris remitted her taxes out of respect for ...

(3 pages) 112 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Role of Men in: "A Rose for Emily" A Rose for Emily William Faulkner

res in Emily's life to provide important character traits. The two men in her life, her father, Mr. Grierson and her boyfriend Homer Barron lead her to become a shelled up, introverted and mysterious ... eneral throughout her entire life.From the beginning of the story the reader gets the idea that the Grierson family is one of nobility and importance in Jefferson. Mr. Grierson apparently struck a dea ...

(2 pages) 245 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Rose for Emily

their works. In his short story "A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her r ... er shift in social standing, and her reluctance to accept change.When compared chronologically, the Grierson house is used to symbolize Miss Emily's physical attributes. In its prime, the Grierson hou ...

(3 pages) 104 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Rose for Emily

Southern town during the post-Civil War era. The story revolves around the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, and the peculiar, tragic events of her life. In the aftermath of her father's death, which ... revealed largely through the unnamed narrator's comments and descriptions. Faulkner writes, "...the Griersons held themselves a little too high for what they really were" (90). This statement explains ...

(3 pages) 81 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Role of Men in: "A Rose for Emily"

res in Emily's life to provide important character traits. The two men in her life, her father, Mr. Grierson and her boyfriend Homer Barron lead her to become a shelled up, introverted and mysterious ... eneral throughout her entire life.From the beginning of the story the reader gets the idea that the Grierson family is one of nobility and importance in Jefferson. Mr., Grierson apparently struck a de ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A summary, analysis and evaluation of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and comparison between "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily""A Rose for Emily" is a tragic story about a woman named Emily Grierson who, for all her life has been controlled by her father. Once her father dies, Emily does n ... is. I have no taxes in Jefferson"(31). Even though Col. Sartoris has been dead for ten years. Emily Grierson is described by Faulkner as a short, fat, and mysterious woman who does not accept change. ... Faulkner as a short, fat, and mysterious woman who does not accept change. A good example of Emily Grierson refusing any sort of change is when the town wanted to attach numbers on her house and a ma ...

(3 pages) 112 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Rose For Emily

he falls in love with guy named Homer. As she experiences love for the first time in her life, Miss Grierson's relationship with Homer becomes ill and eventually short-lived. Miss Grierson is a woman ... , is stubborn, and becomes isolated. The story takes place in the early 1900's in a small town.Miss Grierson comes from a prominent family, whose voice is very big in the small town she lives in. In a ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis and summary of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily" is a tragic story about a woman named Emily Grierson who, for all her life has been controlled by her father. Once her father dies, Emily does n ... . I have no taxes in Jefferson" (31) - even though Col. Sartoris had been dead for ten years. Emily Grierson is described by Faulkner as a short, fat, and mysterious woman who does not accept change. ... Faulkner as a short, fat, and mysterious woman who does not accept change. A good example of Emily Grierson refusing any sort of change is when the town wanted to attach numbers on her house and a ma ...

(4 pages) 83 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Rose for Emily - short story analysis

are very important in forming one's identity and beliefs. In the story A Rose for Emily Miss Emily Grierson's upbringing had a huge impact on her. She was raised by her father who is described as a t ... scribed as a typical gentleman of the old south; he was proud of his high status and considered the Griersons superior to the other townspeople. Mr. Grierson had a dominating and controlling effect on ...

(12 pages) 63 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A rose for emily

cial. A monument represents someone that has been popular during a certain period of time, like the Griersons were.The Emily's isolation plays an other major role in this story because it is the reaso ... monument-for having handled her father's behaviors until his death, and for having kept the name of Grierson until her death.

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Rose For Emily by William Fa

g irony and symbolism.The story begins in a small (made-up) town where a woman by the name of Emily Grierson died. Emily is described as a "fallen monument" that many people admired as well as questio ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A rose for Emily

cial. A monument represents someone that has been popular during a certain period of time, like the Griersons were. The Emily's isolation plays an other major role in this story because it is t ... monument-for having handled her father's behaviors until his death, and for having kept the name of Grierson until her death.

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Influence of traditional ways

pbringing and lifestyles of people in a town called Jefferson. The story reflects the life of Emily Grierson who too, is a southern woman. Her upbringing by a stern father leads to her slow journey th ... er head high enough... as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson."(469) and "...and the high and mighty Griersons."(467) In the end of the story officials d ...

(4 pages) 344 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Analysys Of Emily

me of Homer Barron, soon became an interest by Miss Emily. The town gosipers were puzzled on why a "Grierson" would have any interest with a day laborer. Miss Emily seemingly in love dazzled the town. ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.8 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A Rose For Emily

ons asked. He does this because of history and high and mighty tradition of her father the late Mr. Grierson.The awful smell that is coming from Emily?s house gives another reference to how the townsp ... ecome more and more insane and perverse as time goes on. The reputation and perceptions of what the Griersons were is very distorted. With all of the town watching by but never speaking up about what ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Rose for Emily

�PAGE � �PAGE �1� A Rose for EmilyEmily Grierson, noble Southern lady full of dignity forced to grow up in the tumultuous times after the Ci ... close friends with Colonel Sartoris, who was Mayor of the town of Jefferson, where they reside. The Griersons are well respected and are looked up to, but, because of the tragedies of the Civil War, h ... eir homestead and dignity.Upon the death of Miss Emily's father, Colonel Sartoris, knowing that the Griersons are basically penniless, devises a plan to remit Miss Emily's future taxes on the homestea ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Character Comparision Between A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper

er Baron. Initially she was young and was a slender figure in white, contrasted with her father.The Grierson house, was white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies, becomes a furth ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Ways of the South

ulkner based his story on the south and its local history in the 1950's. He wrote the tale of Emily Grierson who was very mysterious and was fighting her own personal conflicts within herself. In this ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

pride and prestige

ublished by the American writer William Faulkner, is a southern gothic short story about Miss Emily Grierson´s eccentric life and slow death. From start to end, the characters in the story clear ... It depicts a modern closed society in Jefferson, Mississippi, who is completely obsessed with Miss Grierson's sheltered private life. This critical period of transition from the traditional society t ...

(9 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama