Emily Grierson: a Woman Gone Mad for Love

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Jessica Murdock
January 2, 2007 Emily Grierson: A Woman Gone Mad For Love

To be able to choose your own partner in life is such an important issue for all of us. How can choosing a spouse for someone be a healthy situation for the people involved? When treated like a child, with no mind to think and act for ourselves, it is inevitable that one would go completely mad. In this fantastic story "A Rose for Emily" written by William Faulkner, the upscale, well-to-do, Prima Donna protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson is imprisoned by her antagonist father who shields her from the world of innocent activities that young ladies and gentleman get to partake in as they journey to find their soul mates. Well into her 30 's Emily 's
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Emily 's father was set in his old fashion and overbearing ways unwilling to let her love and be loved was the reason why, she went crazy. To feel that special emotion between a man and a woman was what Emily longed for. We have to learn that we are in charge of our lives and the option to choose who we fall in love with can effect us forever. Emily, after all of her formative years of being held captive by her father, was driven to the point of murder when she found out the man she loved, didn 't love her back and he would eventually leave her just like her father had left her when he died…humiliated, empty, sad and alone forever.

X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia, An Introduction to Fiction, Ninth Edition
William Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily", copyright 1930 and renewed 1958 by William Faulkner. Story reprinted from Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner. Used by permission of Random House,

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