Analysis of the Gothic Fiction Books, The Cask of Amontillado and A Rose for Emily

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Analysis of “The cask of Amontillado” and “A Rose for Emily” In this paper, I choose the Gothic fictions “The Cask of Amontillado” and “A Rose for Emily” to compare. I like them as these two works are very exciting with suspense. Next I will compare them on three aspects. The first is the theme. "A Rose for Emily," written by William Faulkner, is a short story about the life and death of Miss Emily Grierson. The reader is told the story in flashback. Its structure is broken down into five individual sections, which make up a masterpiece. It presents the change of Southern society after the American Civil War. This novel has its own special features in the characterization and description of the themes. "Compassion and Forgiveness" is a major theme that we can find in the story, it might not be apparent at first. We almost have to be told that these sentiments are behind "A Rose for Emily" before we can see them. The story is also about love, maybe it's not romantic and passionate, but it always inadvertently revealed a trace of love in some details. Emily's father thought isolating her from the outside world is the best protection for Emily, so he protected her with arrogant mentality. Emily might have thought of resistance, but month after month and year after year, it had become a habit for her to stay in his father's tower. When her father died, the tower she depended on came down. She might have open her heart and no longer live lonely day and day, but

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