William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

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Love is an intense feeling of affection for someone, while hate is a feeling of an intense dislike or loathe for someone. However, they are both similar due to how these emotions cause a human to act irrationally. The lone woman in A Rose for Emily and the cashier, Sammy, in A & P both portrayed a greater sense of hate which overcame their love.
We as humans, capable of powerful emotion typically act too quickly to even understand the consequences of our actions. One prime example is portrayed in William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily, Emily loved Homer tremendously, however he did not feel the same way ”he liked men, and it was known that he drank with the younger men in the Elks’ Club-- that he want not a marrying man” (Faulkner 408). This caused Emily to buy poison and kill him. Since he does not want her love, no one else can have his love either. This excerpt is similar to people today and roads. We seem to have a love-hate relationship with roads. According to automotive columnist, Eric Peters “It isn 't poor driver education or bad driving as such. It 's simply that America is getting crowded” everyone loves cars and roads, it has transformed the way we travel; Emily is similar in a way that she, herself has not grown with the times of the story (Peters). She is stuck in a little bubble that has not evolved. Her taxes whom her father used to handle with Colonel Saroris, was now needing to be claimed by the new generation of Aldermen since “Colonel Saroris ad been dead…
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