Death In A Rose For Emily

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Finally, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner starts out with the death of Emily and them tells the story of her life from the middle to the end. She was a girl that was born in a very wealthy family however, sadly her aunt along with father end up dying very soon into the story. She was not able to deal with the death of her father when people came to the house, “She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let the dispose of the body. Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly.” (Kelly) Faulkner uses many small sections in this story to assist the reader in seeing the damage…show more content…
For a long while [they] just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin. The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace… What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay in….Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indention of a head. One of us lifted something from it…. a long strand of iron-grey hair.” (Kelly)
A Rose for Emily should be considered for next semester because Faulkner uses an intense way to show how important it is to learn to move on in life no matter it seems to be. Some students will learn this before others or may have already learned it.
Students should be exposed to pieces of literature to help them learn about societies and the past. However they should read Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”, Robert Frost’s “The Road not Taken”, Virginia Woolf’s “The New Dress”, and William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” because it presents the topics of realistic love, the future, people’s insecurities, and the ability of not being able to accept change. It also makes them wonder and think about the world around them. Literature is apart of our life and the writings that people enjoy help people discover who they really
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