Essay about A Rose For Emily

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William Faulker's " A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses to change. This short story explains Emily, her mystified ways and the townsfolk's sympathetic curiosity.
The plot of the story is mainly about Miss Emily's attitude about change. "On the first of the year they mailed her a tax notice. February came and there
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This had to be a terrible opposition for Miss Emily. Towards the end of the story Emily seems to prove him wrong.
The setting of this passage is highly essential because it defines
Miss Emily's grasp of ante-bellum ways. This story take place throughout the
Reconstruction Era from the late 1800's to the early 1900's in Jefferson,
Mississippi. Jefferson was just one of the many Southern towns which was reformed by Northern reconstruction. The confederate quickly deteriorated without free labor to aid their farms and plantations. Miss Emily refused to allow modern change into her desolate life. For example she refused to let the newer generation fasten metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox when Jefferson got free mail service. This reflects Miss Emily's unyielding persona caused by her father's treatment when she was young. When Miss
Emily's death occurred the newer Jefferson generations were left without an ante-bellum perspective.
"A Rose for Emily" is told through the eyes of the townspeople which is an example of limited omniscient; a narrator inside the work telling the story. Faulkner expressed a lot of the resident's opinions towards Emily and her family's history. They mention old lady Wyatt, her great aunt who had gone completely mad. These opinions seem to come from female members of the town because they have a nosy approach. "At first we were glad Miss Emily would have an

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