Theme Of Love In A Rose For Emily And Andre Dubus's Killings

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Cause of Death: Love William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Andre Dubus’ “Killings” both explore themes of passion, crime, and morality. The violence committed in both stories is deployed with both the threat of love and longing for love. “Killings” portrays a father’s love for his child and the desire to avenge his death. However, the crime he has committed lef to self destruction and some sort of self murder. The character is an ironic position, since he was confronted with the fervent desire to seek revenge and the guilt that guilt that came with it. Anger and righteousness can be sympathetically felt with the character. Similarly, “A Rose for Emily” portrays love as the main reason for the crime. In this story, the father suppressed his daughter from seeking a husband, which eventually led to her killing her love to find eternal love. These two stories are the same in some aspect in terms of the theme which revolves around passion and crime. However, the character differs greatly on the impact of the crime committed by them. In “Killings”, the character felt guilt and a sort of self death. The character in “A Rose for Emily” on the other hand, died with no remorse for what she committed. The story of “Killings” by Andre Dubus, centers on the theme of vengeance. The main character, Matt Fowler, plotted revenge on the young man, Strout, who killed his son. The act of killing was more of a private vengeance
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