The slaying of Susie devastated her whole town and brought them closer together. Losing such a young and bright student such as Susie in a horrible way such as murder and rape, the town would react in the same manner because murder never took place in their small Pennsylvania town. Death is portrayed as a sad and depressing entity. Although everyone will experience some sort of death in their lifetime, many do not know how to handle a sudden and brutal one. For the Salmon family, the death of their daughter Susie is a tremendous task to try and cope with because of how she died.
For example the story begins with death of Emily and then we see Emily’s dad death and then she kills Barron to make sure that he never leaves her. We also see that as Emily is grows old so does her house and the town. The story is written in a non-chronological order. The organization of the story resembles the disorganization of Emily’s life. Completely out of order although many would find this order rather confusing, it helped in adding mystery suspense and climax to the story.
Faulkner’s imagery creates this sickening idea of embracing a dead body. Faulkner’s story is about the decay of the mind, body and social environment. The story begins with “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral.” (90) This opening into Faulkner’s story starts with the form of physical death but as you read on, you will see that it is much more than physical death. Death will soon emerge in many other forms than you would have imagined. The death in the story is not so noticeable as you begin reading.
These stories are very similar in that both Matt and Emily kill out of love for someone, but Matt's murder is for closure after his son Frank is killed, where as Emily's is because she is afraid of being alone. Emily is portrayed by the narrator, who seems to speak for the whole town, “we”. Her character traits are peculiar due to the manner in which her father raised her. She obviously had issues about her over protective father. When her father died, all the ladies offered condolences, “Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face.
Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” Why was Emily Dickinson so obsessed with death? Emily Dickinson, a poet who lived in the nineteenth century, often centered her poetry surrounding the theme of death. Dickinson was born into a wealthy family and received some higher education at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before homesickness overcame her (Habegger). Dickinson never married, which was unusual for the time period, and became a recluse later in life (Habegger). Many of Dickinson’s immediate and extended family members fell ill and died due to “consumption”, which is known today as Tuberculosis (Habegger).
To the death of her father, who had been diagnosed with Cancer, the almost delayed reaction in what society sees as the first sign of grief – tears. Ferguson describes from an early stage in her life the awareness of death on the farm but there appears no association of feeling attached to the farm animals dying. This could be seen from an early age distinguishing the different relationships and differences between deaths and how theses can affect a child into adulthood. Socially this piece still fits today, the untimely death of Debbie, Witnessed, unexpected describing the instant cry of pain remembering it being “awful” An instant knowledge that the death had occurred. To the death of her father, an unwritten knowledge that the death will happen albeit, she describes perfectly the other relatives, older being aware and she being almost whisked away at the sight of her father.
The art of Edvard Munch shows a progression of his psychological life. Munch was a tormented soul. His mother died when he was five years old. His sister Sophie died when Munch was just fourteen. Munch’s father died when Munch was twenty-five, and soon after that another of Munch’s sisters, Laura, went mad and was committed to an insane asylum.
A Rose for Emily The Use of Color In A Rose for Emily, one of William Faulkner’s works, tells a story of Miss Emily in a small town of southern America. She was a daugther of a super strict and controlling father who kept her in solitude until her death. Miss Emily was always thought of as a weird and mysterious person to her neighbors, but the neighbors confirmed their theories of Miss Emily when they found out that she had killed her lover, Homer Barron and slept with his body for forty years in the upstairs of her house. Faulkner uses complex plots and a mixed-up time sequence to approach a despairing and gloomy image of Miss Emily to the reader. However, Faulkner uses colors to represent certain moods and mental conditions of Miss Emily during the story The color black has appeared twice in the whole story, one is in the first description of Emily’s appearance, is when the officials went to her house to discuss the tax issue.
Firstly Arthur see’s the ghost of Jennet Humphrey at El Marsh House which results in the death of a child; in Arthur’s case it’s his future son which will change his life forever. “He lay crumbled on the grass below it, dead” Susan Hill, the writer uses a theme of revenge here, after the woman in black’s child died in front of her own eyes she wanted to take revenge on everyone else, so whenever someone saw her, a child died. “I had seen the ghost of Jennet Humphrey and she has had her revenge” Susan Hill, the writer also uses the technique of sympathy for both characters; the woman in black and Arthur. We do not feel sympathy for the woman in black as she has murdered and haunted people for years whereas we feel sympathy for Arthur as he was a nice kind man trying to do
The narrator tells the story in a certain way and the way he sequences the events were not told in chronological order, which at times became confusing. The narrator begins the story by telling us of Miss Emily's death and how everyone in the town attended her funeral. In “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, Resistance to change is the underlying theme. You can see that Emily Grierson relates easily with the society that she is living in. Moreover, it is also a story about a woman who must live in the presence and shadow of her overbearing father.