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  • Submitted by: nmpheobtb18
  • on October 12, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 675 words

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Below is an essay on "EMILY ROSE" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

My response to A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is that at first it seemed to be a little confusing, but then a story of a sad and depressed woman unfolded. After reading a short story a second time I realized how dysfunctional the Grierson family was. A town that wad concerned, and at the same time curious of one of its fellow neighbors. They couldn’t wait to have a moment to question and learn about Emily’s life and her mysterious behavior. The story describes to me that at times not all people deal with their emotions of love and death appropriately. Finally is show’s how sometimes people don’t want to or maybe even know how to change with the times. Emily was controlled by her father, she was thirty and still single. Her father would keep Emily disconnected from socializing and experiencing the world out side of their home, especially with men. Which explains why Emily didn’t want her father’s deceased body removed from the home, all she was ever emotionally tided to was dead. She couldn’t deal with her confused emotions. When her father’s body had to be removed Emily put up a fight. “WE believe she had to do that” that was the reaction from the people in the community about Emily’s father’s passing. The bazaar behavior vindicated the town’s feeling of the insane Grierson family. I fell that Emily will never learn how to love anyone ever again, and never form a relationship with anyone because in her mind with love comes death. At one time Emily did have a love in her life, and she was able to build a relationship with Homer Barron. The people in town started to see him around Emily’s home but the town was also aware of Homer’s at times odd behavior and was labeled a non-marring man by the town. None of the normal woman had an eye for Homer. With the town’s investigating Emily’s relationship with Homer they came to the conclusion that the two did marry, their relationship was followed closely but from a far enough distance. The town knew about the gifts she...

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