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A Rose For Emily And Trifles Comparision Essay

  • Submitted by: shj964
  • on December 8, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 2,000 words

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A Rose for Emily is a tragic short story written by William Faulkner. The main character, Emily Grierson, is the most gossiped about woman in the town of Jefferson. Her situation is very similar to Mrs. Wright’s situation in the play Trifles, written by Susan Giaspell. Both women in the story and the play are portrayed as; mentally ill and have slowly went through an emotional break-down. Both protagonists are outcasts from their community and are rarely seen out around town. Both stories have a woman as the main character; and both stories end with them ‘’committing’’ murder. In Miss Emily’s case it was her long time love and known flirt Homer Barron; while in Trifles Mrs. Wright murders her husband, Mr. Wright. In my essay I will write about the causes that lead both women to mentally break down.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright live in a society that is cut off from the outside world; similarly Miss Emily Grierson is isolated from the town of Jefferson. According to what is written in Trifles Mr. and Mrs. Wright where isolated from the town; their house was situated in a hollow; therefore, not much of it could be seen from outside the hollow. The Wright’s house was described as creepy and an unhappy place by the towns people. As said in Trifles by   Mrs. Hale; ‘’ it never seemed a very cheerful place’’ … ‘’I wish if they re going to find any evidence they’d be about it. I don’t like this place.’’ (Giaspell 744).   This is clear evidence that the house had a weird vibe. Miss Emily was also isolated from the town she lived in. ‘’ set on what once had been our most selected street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left’’ (Faulkner 865). This immediately hints to the reader that the characters are outcasts and considered weird by the people of their town.
Both characters were very much respected, despite the break down they have at the end of the story. Miss Emily was born in a rich...

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