The Theme Of Isolation In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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How long could you live in isolation? Throughout William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” we are told of a woman and the events of her life. One may think just by the name of the story that it tells a story of caring and love for this woman. However, this is not so it is a story of heartache, sadness and murder but, most of all it tells a story of isolation. The story’s begins at the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson; which is held in her house. The narrator tells us that the town’s women come to the funeral mostly out of curiosity to see what the house looks like, telling us that at one time the Grierson were once a very prominent family in town and, because no one has entered the house in many years. Within this sentence we see that

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