A Rose for Emily Essay

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Unwavering Love "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner In "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner delivers a wonderful yet very eerie masterpiece. He sets forth a tale of an unwavering love that the main character Miss Emily Grierson, a woman from a small southern town of Jefferson, MS, has been denied to share with someone special due to her father’s controlling nature. However, after her father passes away she meets Mr. Homer Barron and she is dead set on sharing her love and her bed with him until the day she dies. Faulkner depicts an imagery of love and loyalty like no other throughout this beautiful love story that has a sinister twist, chapter after chapter. He begins with Miss Emily Grierson's death and funeral making this short story a pager turner from the very beginning. However, nothing will prepare you for the sinful acts that this old southerner will leave behind once the dust settles. When trying to understand the madness behind the father's unwavering actions when it came to Emily's love life one could suggest he had more than controlling or over nurturing issues, maybe he had an incestuous love for her. Either way, this town could not refute two important facts: these actions denied her marriage and there is nothing normal about their relationship. The critic Donald Akers makes note of this as well in Short Stories for Students when he states "Emily's overprotective, overbearing father denies her a normal relationship with the opposite sex by chasing away any potential mates". Faulkner's writing shows a prime example of this sinister relationship while still observing Emily's loyalty and love of the only male figure she had in her life when she took these actions: She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of

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