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Michael Millgate, revisions of "A rose for Emily" --

"A Rose for Emily" has it all: creepy old ladies, murder, and necrophilia. (Yep, that's what we mean by "it all.") Our teaching guide has it all, too: analysis of classic Southern Gothic lit, a timeline to keep the events of the story in order, and a portal into the South of the 1930s. Okay, not a literal portal, but the closest you're going to get.

The story portrays Emily as a victim. She had fallen victim to society: first, she had fallen victim to her father’s demeanor and, second, she had also fallen prey to the dictates of society. Perhaps she had killed Homer to satisfy society’s rules that aristocrats should not marry laborers. Despite his murder, she still loved him and defied the town regarding an awful smell that emanated from her house. She had also been resistant to change by not accepting the death of her father and not accepting Homer’s death. The critical analysis essay for A Rose for Emily deems the title character as a victim and thus deserves understanding for her circumstances in life.

"A Rose for Emily"byWilliam Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily"
Author William Faulkner
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Southern Gothic
Published in 1930

C.W.M. Johnson, Faulkner's "A rose for Emily" --

The story portrays Emily as a victim. She had fallen victim to society: first, she had fallen victim to her father’s demeanor and, second, she had also fallen prey to the dictates of society. Perhaps she had killed Homer to satisfy society’s rules that aristocrats should not marry laborers. Despite his murder, she still loved him and defied the town regarding an awful smell that emanated from her house. She had also been resistant to change by not accepting the death of her father and not accepting Homer’s death. The critical analysis essay for A Rose for Emily deems the title character as a victim and thus deserves understanding for her circumstances in life.

The critical analysis paper on A Rose for Emily shifts us to another time, when Emily’s father was still alive and how their background as Southern aristocrats who had their fortunes were reversed due to the Civil War. Even with their fortunes gone, both father and daughter remained haughty as ever and they rebuffed every man who had courted Emily to pursue a relationship with her or marry her.