Sunday, March 24, 2019
Faulkners A Rose for Emily Essay -- American Literature William Faulk
1. - Theme.2. - Conflicts, tensions and ambiguity.3. -Symbolism.4. - Narrative elements institutionalise of view, tone and narrative structure.1. - Theme.The main theme of the Faulkners short news report is the kinship between the quondam(prenominal) and present in Emily Grierson, the protagonist. She did not accept the passageway of time throughout exclusively her life, keeping everything she loved in the past with her.The story shows Emilys past and her family story. This information explains her behaviour towards time. Firstly, her fathers lack of desire to give out on into the future and his old-fashioned ways kept Emily away from the ever-changing society and away from any kind of social relationshipnone of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such.(pp. 123).We remembered all the young men her father had driven away. (pp124)Emily accepted this imposed usage as a recluse in her own house and a woman dependent on one male figure, her father. When he died , Emily did not allow taking the corpse to the authorities. She did not want to admit her fathers death. later on(prenominal) his funeral, Emily kept herself away from changing time in her house until she met homing pigeon Barron. They started to date and she even thought about marriage, but when he try to leave her, she poisoned him and maintained his dead body for years in redact to keep him by her side, away from the passing of time. But at the end, after many years of attempting to defeat time, Miss Emily felt victim of it. She met the aforementioned(prenominal) fate as her father and Homer Barron.Throughout the short story A flush for Emily, time is a continuous theme delineated by the character of Emily Grierson, a product of her own environment, who rejected the times changes into the future.2.... ...ver, in the first and fifth sections the chronological order is a complete mess, paltry from present to past and vice versa.Finally, to sum up, A Rose for Emily is a v ery complex short story which could be break upd from many contrasting points of view and by different theories of literary criticism. For example, a psychoanalytic analytic thinking would study the mental illness of Emily, or the feminist criticism would analyse how Emily spent all her life depending on male figures. Although, I absorb chosen the new critical method because it offers a very secretive analysis of the text and because makes possible the appreciation of the great variety of literary recourses which Faulkner used in A Rose for Emily.Works CitedFaulkner, William. A Rose for Emily. Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. X.J. Kennedy. New York Harpers Collins, 1991.