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Comparing Influences
Comparing Influences: Faulkner and Plath
In the poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath tells about a woman suffering because of the pain inflicted by
her father. The story is narrated in first person point of view by the author using aggressive tone to
describe the antagonist of the play in the narrator's thoughts. In relation to the poem, William
Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" tells a story of a woman who used to be a bright young girl, but has
become a symbol of decay and a obsolete object that is a part of history. The story is told from a
third person point of view and talks about the grievances Miss Emily had to withstand from her
father's death. Both the poem and the short story tell of a woman who had a fatherly figure that
acted as an antagonist throughout the story, but both women were influenced in a different way.
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In the poem "Daddy", the narrator quotes that her father was a Nazi Fascist who would mistreat
Jews the same way he mistreated her. The evidence shown by the father indicates that the narrator
was mistreated when she says "The boot in the face, the brute Brute heart of a brute like you" (Plath,
10). Because of her father's mistreatment, the narrator was influenced to commit suicide. In "A Rose
For Emily", her father has influenced Emily by not providing self–sufficiency to Emily making her
co–dependent on her father so when she became older, she could not keep healthy relationships or
have developed good communication skills which ultimately led to her insanity. Examples of Miss
Emily's dependence and insanity is shown when she would continuously say that her father is not
dead to the doctors and saying that they should not dispose of the body (Faulkner, 19). In both
pieces of literature, the masculine figure in the family has influenced the characters in a way to
make their life miserable and inflict
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Similarities Between The Yellow Wallpaper And A Rose For...
In the story, "A Yellow Wallpaper" the narrator tells her story of her life living with her husband and
she comes off as a distressed, morose wife. In "A Rose for Emily" Emily is struggling with keeping
a tradition in her family and is also and also distressed. Both women deal with the struggles of their
husbands who do not give them attention or treat them well. They both show similarities in their
qualities of life. In William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The
Yellow Wallpaper," both have female characters who have to endure and overcome struggles of
loneliness, isolation, insanity, and depression as the female protagonist.
In "A Rose for Emily" she grows up with her father who was very controlling over Emily's life. He
controlled all aspects of her life such as any men who were interested in Emily were sent away by
her father. This kept Emily isolated from everyone in the town and she never left her house.
According to Watkins "The Structure of 'A Rose For Emily, "The inviolability of Miss Emily's
isolation is maintained in the central division, part three, which no outsider enters her home." In
"The Yellow Wallpaper" it is shown that the female narrator is desolate and is put in an attic room
away from everyone. It is also revealed that she is not treated fairly or well taken care of when her
husband who is a physician does not help her get better. From "Gender in The Yellow Wallpaper"
Carmen Esposito says "However, her husband never
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Comparing The Cask Of Amontillado And A Rose For Emily
Comparative Analysis Short Story Essay
Both short stories "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Rose for
Emily" by William Faulkner highlights the issue of revenge and showcases the outcomes of mental
illness. In these stories, the main characters, Montresor and Emily, both suffer from mental illness,
which causes them later on in the story to lose their sense of humanity and commit murder. Both
Montresor and Emily believe that they have been wronged, and thus seek revenge on the ones who
have wronged them by murdering them. Not only do they both commit murder, but also they do so
by committing it through inhumane methods. Montresor murders his rival by burying him alive, and
Emily by poisoning and preserving her boyfriend's dead body. Both stories "The Cask of
Amontillado" and "A Rose for Emily" illustrate two mentally unstable characters who lose their
sanity and commit murder, revealing how the actions of people in the upper class, which were
unchecked because of their social status, result in the commission of reprehensible actions. In the
story The Cask of Amontillado" both Montresor and Fortunato come from high social and prominent
classes. In the beginning of the story, one may assume that Montresor did not come from any
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During those time periods the stories took place, the rich and noble class of society were not
checked or questioned about their behavior, which gave them the opportunity to commit many
actions including murder without being held accountable. In addition, both stories illustrate the
effect of isolation on a person, which can lead to insanity. Both Montresor and Emily were victims
of isolation, which impacted their behaviors and actions and drove them to commit
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A Rose For Emily Symbolism Essay
The Gift of a Rose A Rose for Emily is one of the "best–known short story by William Faulkner"
(Mays 633). It is a short story filled with mystery, suspense, and tragedy. In this short story Faulkner
uses symbolism to show logical tragedy, insanity, loneliness, and pride. Faulkner accomplishes this
by letting symbolism help characterize the complex main character: Miss Emily Grierson.
Symbolism is the act of using a person, place, thing, or event that figuratively represents or stands
for something else (Baldick 633). When trying to explain anything to a reader you can do it directly
but by using a symbol to achieve this it adds more meaning to what you are saying. The reason most
authors use this literary device is to make the meaning of something more powerful and observable
to the reader. When determining the meaning of symbols in literature there is never a wrong or right
answer. Therefore the use of symbolism means having the story interpreted in a different perspective
from reader to reader. This results in having the story passed on from generation to generation.
William Faulkner was born in Mississippi in 1897 (Biography.com Editors). He is consider one of
the greatest novelist and in 1949 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature ... Show more
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The reason this short story is one of my favorites is because of Faulkner's use of symbolism. For me
it makes the story much more suspenseful and mysterious. I think Miss Emily Grierson is a very
complex character and since she never spoke much while she was alive, after her death her life is
like puzzle pieces that all the townspeople want to put together. The first time I discovered this story
was for an English class in high school, since then I have studied the story a couple of more times
and each time I discover more or question the symbolism. With that being said there can be so much
more to what I believe the symbols are or mean right
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The, The Yellow Wallpaper, And Mississippi Native William...
How does one distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy? Can our realities be so
complex and unwanted that we are simply unable to grasp it? Coming to terms with actuality allows
us to accept and find who we are. If we choose to neglect and become unaware with reality we may
become delusional to the point of becoming insane. Feminist Charlotte Gilman's (1860–1935) "The
Yellow Wallpaper" and Mississippi native William Faulkner's (1897–1962) "A Rose for Emily" both
contain extreme delusional characters ("Charlotte Perkins Gilman", "William Faulkner"). These
characters lose touch with the real world and slowly begin to exhibit madness. Although both
characters are unable to grasp reality, they both express distinct methods that show the severity and
capability of their insanity.
Gilman's and Faulkner's main characters, Emily and the other who is unnamed, both lose touch with
reality. In both works, the characters portray this as they become isolated. For example, in "A Rose
for Emily", Emily's isolation began when her father died. Emily rarely went out and "after her
sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all."(226) The death of her father, as well as the
death of her "sweetheart", made Emily feel depressed, thus causing her to go into solidarity (226).
Shutting herself from the real world made Emily unable to grasp reality. Her reality was the death of
the two men. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", the unnamed character was also isolated, but only because
her
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William Faulkner 's `` A Rose For Emily ``
While authors like Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King are known for their creepy writings, William
Faulkner has achieved a level of disturbing that is hardly reached in short stories. A Rose for Emily
is a story that shows how the insanity of one woman is able to shock an entire town, even in death.
When first reading A Rose for Emily, anyone can see how twisted Emily Grierson is. Not only for
the fact that she was sleeping in the same bed as a corpse, but because this was not the first time that
she had kept a dead body in her house. While her family does have a history of mental instability,
stating that, "remembering old lady Wyatt, her great–aunt, had gone completely crazy at last"
(section II), she is able to out do the impossible and create an aura of mystery that surrounds her
both during life and death. After reading this story, it makes the audience question not only the
reasoning that Emily has behind not only killing Homer, but keeping his body trapped in her house
up until she met death as well. It also brings to attention how much the townsfolk actually
influenced the progression of insanity that caused Emily and those around her, so much turmoil. For
example, if the townsfolk had not used Emily as a source of entertainment and gossip, would she
have stayed the recluse? While, the townsfolk are not to blame, it makes readers wonder: what if?
Another question that I had while reading this story is, who was the narrator? The narrator, whoever
they are, is able to
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"A Rose for Emily": Insanity, Murder and Death Essay
Kimberly Sargent
Dr. Ha–Birdsong
English 1213
October 24, 2008
"A Rose for Emily": Insanity, Murder and Death "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, is a short
story telling the life of Emily Grierson Throughout the story, Emily progresses from being a young
"slender figure in white" (82) to, after her father's death, having short hair that made "her look like a
girl, with a vague resemblance to those angels in colored church windows–sort of tragic and serene"
(83), and finally looking "bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid
hue" (81) with "her hair...turning...pepper–and–salt iron–gray" (85). Emily eventually becomes a
recluse, living and sleeping with the dead body of Homer Baron. Emily clings ... Show more content
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Emily keeps telling everyone "that her father was not dead" (83). Now some readers may say that
this is considered normal behavior when people are grieving – to deny the death of a loved one. But
in Emily's case this reaction shows that she refuses to let go of the past.
The progression of Emily's insanity and twisted perception of reality is also seen in her relationship
with Homer Baron. When Homer Baron comes to town after her father's death, Emily attaches
herself to him. Even though the townspeople are shocked that Emily is going on carriage rides with
"a Northerner, a day laborer" (83), no one says anything to her despite their concerns: that "even
grief could not cause a real lady to forget nobles oblige" (83). The saying "Poor Emily" (83) starts
circulating among the townspeople along with the references to the fact that "old lady Wyatt,
(Emily's) ... great–aunt, had gone completely crazy" (82). The townspeople seem concerned about
Emily and state that they believe "her kinfolk should come to her" (83) to remind her of who she is.
Meanwhile, Emily continues to carry "her head high... [and demands] more than ever, the
recognition of her dignity as [being] the last Grierson" (83). Everyone in town knows that Homer
has stated that "he liked men .... and was not the marrying kind" (84). Yet Emily continues to see
Homer Baron [and] goes so far as to order him a "toilet set in silver, with the letters H. B. on each
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Essay Of Insanity In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily
Insanity is one condition that can be caused by just about anything. In the story, "A Rose For Emily"
by William Faulkner, Miss Emily Grierson`s insanity has a notable source or two. Although
Faulkner tells the story out of order, the beginning of her problems starts with her father, who was
very controlling and never really allowed her associate with anyone. When her aunt Wyatt dies, her
extended family also becomes distant from her. Her father dies and the town talks about her because
they pity her. Soon after, a day laborer names Homer Baron comes to fix the pavement on her street.
Unintentionally, Homer and Emily get together, causing the town to talk even more about her. Emily
then buys arsenic, a toilet ring set and a men`s suit. Homer leaves town and comes back one night
and is never seen again. When Miss Emily dies, the nosy town searches her house and finds a locked
room in particular that contained a bed with a decaying man`s body, implying that Homer Baron has
been dead for 30 years in Miss Emily's house. Faulkner foreshadows Miss Emily`s insanity by
conveying her relationships with her family, the condemnation of the town, and her inability to
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As the times had changed, Emily stayed in past. As the town modernized, Emily`s house had
changed to "coquettish decay" (1) and in fact that it was the only house that was left in its time.
When the aldermen had sent letters to Miss Emily, the paper that she replied back in being in
"archaic shape" with "thin, flowing calligraphy" (1). Even as the town got postal delivery, Miss
Emily denied them access to "fasten metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox." (6).
Emily had been denied to modernize by her own mind. The places and times around has changed,
like postal numbers and home styles. Yet, she in her mind she feels like her way shall last because
that is what she
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The Image of Women in the Eighteenth Century Essay
The image of women in the Eightieth
The environment is having a very big effect to people surrounded by it. The way parents treated
their child will have a direct influent on whom and what they want to become in the future. The
relations of people to a person might lead that person to their ruin. From "A Rose For Emily" and
"The Yellow Wallpaper", we can see very clearly the evident that lead these women to their tragic
ending. In "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner, a noble woman being isolated from people in
her town and because of loneliness she end up insane and have a tragic life. Also in "The Yellow
Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator is being restricted to all her favorite things and
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Her first appearance of insanity when her father died, since he was the only one that closed to her so
she refused to accept that he's dead: "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 the body." (page 486) Later when Emily met Homer Barron, "a Yankee – a big, dark,
ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face." (page 487), she fell in love with him.
However, people thought that it is a disgrace to the town and a bad example to the young people
because they Emily was a Southerner while Homer was a Northerner and also a laborer: "Of course
a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer." (page 487) Because of all the
rejecting from the people in town and her relatives that pushed her to the edge and into insanity,
Emily did what she could to stay with her lover even kill him.
After the dead of her lover, Emily closed up her door and isolated herself from people in town and
the people didn't care about that because they knew it will happen to her soon or later: "Then we
knew that this was to be expected too," (page 489) The only thing that made the whole town
remember and knew if she alive was the payment of her taxes. Other than that noone in town really
knew that Emily was sick until
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Theme Of Insanity In Gothic Literature
Insanity Gothic literature can be composed of several themes depending on the purpose the writers
intend to convey. William Faulkner, Edgar Allen Poe, and Richard Matheson are virtuosos within
the realm of gothic literature. They have perfected the ability to blend fiction and horror through the
use of certain gothic elements. Through their many works, such as "A Rose for Emily," "Prey," and
"The Black Cat," the authors implement numerous themes regarding violence and entrapment–
existing in both the metaphorical and literal state. The authors successfully apply these elements in
order to illustrate their belief that loneliness and grief can motivate inhumane actions, further
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Her father (whom is recently deceased) and her boyfriend (Homer) have aided in her social
deprivation. As a result, she is empty and lost, which provokes her to buy "the rat poison, the
arsenic" (Faulkner 1071). While the town may not interact with Emily, they are still bewildered by
her earlier purchase. The townspeople let their curiosity consume them and following the passing of
Emily, they enter her abandoned house. Upon uncovering that "what was left of [Homer], rotted"
(Faulkner 1074) in her bed, they acknowledge Emily had poisoned Homer in an effort to relieve her
loneliness; which, in return, cost Homer his life. Even though violence may not be the only element
present in these short stories, it does reflect the length at which people are willing to go in order to
acquire what they desire. Similarly to violence, entrapment is another overarching theme prevalent
within these literary works. Throughout "The Black Cat," the evil eclipses the good. The narrator
becomes consumed with dread upon the murdering of his former best friend: Pluto. He begins to
feel as though he is in a "felon's cell" (Poe 3) and there is no way out. Even though the narrator is
not physically trapped, he believes his own house is equivalent to a prison. His internal turmoil
clouds his rational thinking and he is unable to escape his true desires. While every sane person
would feel remorse for the irrevocable murder of
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The Innocence Of Emily In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily
The Innocence of Emily William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" starts out at Emily's funeral and
then goes onto a story about taxes, which Miss Emily is exempt from paying for life by Colonel
Sartoris. During her life, Miss Emily's father kept her isolated and ran off any potential suitors with
a horsewhip. When her father died, Miss Emily refused to acknowledge the fact for three days. Soon
after, Miss Emily met and started dating Homer Barron, "a northerner and a day laborer." The town
goes from being happy about the relationship to thinking of it as indecent. Homer seemingly
deserted Miss Emily shortly after she bought poison. All is quiet for the next 40 years until Miss
Emily's death when Homer's corpse is found sealed in an upstairs room (Faulkner 323–327). This
paints a picture of a lonely, desperate woman. Miss Emily was isolated with just a butler for
company. That does not make her a murder. Emily Grierson is innocent of murder because any
evidence is circumstantial or illegally obtained, Tobe cared for Miss Emily enough to kill for her,
and Miss Emily is legally insane. Any evidence against Miss Emily is circumstantial or illegally
obtained. When Miss Emily bought arsenic, the druggist labeled it as being "For Rats" (Faulkner
325). The townspeople assumed it was for suicide (326) but did not question it. The arsenic could
have been used for any number of pests around the house. Around Miss Emily's time, arsenic was
being used as part of a beauty regiment
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A Rose For Emily Grierson's Life Essay
Being that I am an only child, I am very family–oriented. When I was young, I lost my grandfather
to esophageal cancer. As a result, I shut everyone out of my life, so I would not get close to anyone
and have them taken away from me as well. The protagonist, Emily Grierson, in the short story "A
Rose for Emily," has shut everyone out of her life due to the death of her loved one, just as I did.
Crystal's essay, "One for us..." describes how Grierson's community would not accept her private
life, and they turn her personal life into a public conversation. According to Willow D. Crystal,
William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" suggests the relationship between private and public can
have an effect on one's life. I agree, but I would add that the power of death may lead to insanity. I
agree with Crystal's argument that Grierson's community shows no separation between the private
and public life regarding Emily Grierson's life. For example, as stated in "One for us...", "Miss
Emily's house begins to emit an unpleasant smell, the town officials decide to solve the problem by
dusting her property with lime" (792). This intrusion reveals that the town's officials have no respect
for Grierson's personal life. To show that the officials respect her privacy, they should have inquired
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Death surrounded the woman and as time passed death ultimately triumphs. According to Willow D.
Crystal, William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily" concludes that the relationship between private and
public can have an impact on one's life. I agree, but I would include that insanity can come to
surface if one is surrounded with too much death. Miss Emily wanted to remain private, but her
neighbors ignored that request. The woman was in denial of the passing of her father, so she killed
someone, so they can be close to her because her father was no longer with
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Essay on the Structure of William Faulkner's A Rose for...
The Structure of A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" is a story that uses flashbacks to foreshadow a surprise
ending. The story begins with the death of a prominent old woman, Emily, and finishes with the
startling discovery that Emily as been sleeping with the corpse of her lover, whom she murdered, for
the past forty years. The middle of the story is told in flashbacks by a narrator who seems to
represent the collective memory of an entire town. Within these flashbacks, which jump in time
from ten years past to forty years past, are hidden clues which prepare the reader for the unexpected
ending, such as hints of Emily's insanity, her odd behavior concerning the deaths of loved ones, and
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When the people of the town try to explain away her odd behavior, they "did not say she was crazy
then" (paragraph 28). This implies that although at that time she wasn't considered insane, and
although the narrator never states so directly, there will come a time when she will be.
An important idiosyncrasy of Emily's that will help the reader to understand the bizarre finale of the
story, is her apparent inability to cope with the death of someone she cared for. When deputies were
sent to recover back taxes from Emily, she directed them to Colonel Sartoris, an ex–mayor that had
told her she would never have to pay taxes, and a man that had been dead for ten years. Years before
this incident, however, after her father had died, she continued to act has if he had not, and only
allowed his body to be removed when threatened with legal action. Considering the fate of her
lover's corpse, one suspects she would have kept her father's corpse also, had the town not known of
his death.
Littered throughout the story is evidence that the murder took place. When Emily takes up with
Homer Barron, a man whom the narrator makes clear was not the marrying kind; rumors start to fly
about the two at a time when it was not considered proper for a man and woman to live together.
The town, her relatives, and the Baptist minister disapproved of the relationship, and Emily was in
danger of loosing Homer. A year after the relationship begins, and the pressures to either marry
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Rose For Emily Outline
I. A Rose for Emily is an excellent short story because of the endless possibilities of creative
interpretation.
A. Setting
B. Tone
C. Themes
D. Conflict
II. Setting
A. Spatial– Jefferson, Mississippi; Yoknapatawpha County
B. Temporal– approximately 1861–1933
C. General– post civil war era
D. Particular– inside the Grierson house
E. The setting is important in this story because Faulkner uses it to set the tone, reveal the theme and
present a conflict in the story.
III. Tone
A. Gossipy– Section I; the women show up to the funeral to see the inside of Emily's house.
B. Pity– Section III; the town feels sorry for Miss Emily as they see her for the first time in years.
C. Angry– Section IV; the townspeople assume she will kill herself and go on to say that it would be
the best thing to happen to her.
IV. Themes
A. Isolation– Emily physically and emotionally isolates herself from everyone.
B. Compassion– by revealing Miss Emily's insanity.
V. Conflict
A. With society; Emily's father refused every suitor that sought her which in turn doomed her to live
a solitary life.
VI. William Faulkner uses the setting in A Rose for Emily to indicate the tone, reveal the theme and
suggest a conflict which creates endless possibilities of interpretation. A Rose for Emily is an
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Before her father died, he refused every suitor that pursued her; which in turn doomed her to live a
solitary life (Faulkner). "Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of
grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead," (Faulkner). This shows the internal
conflict that Emily has with society. She acts as if her father never died and continues to hold her
head high and shut herself off from the rest of the world. William Faulkner uses the setting in A
Rose for Emily to indicate the tone, reveal the theme and suggest a conflict which creates endless
possibilities of
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Mental Illness In A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper
Mental illness affects millions of people each and every day. Mental illness can range from minor
setbacks, to larger, more significant issues like insanity. The underlying theme of many American
literature often deals with what causes mental illness. In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," the authors both assert a similar theme. In
Faulkner's short story, a woman goes through a psychological change as her isolation from the rest
of her town increases over time. Gilman's short story is about a woman that is locked up by her
husband until her depression turns into insanity. Faulkner and Gilman use similar writing styles to
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Though they both assert the same theme, Gilman and Faulkner use different point of views to show
the reader the theme. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," Gilman writes the story in first person to show the
reader what an insane person's thoughts could be. The unnamed woman in Gilman's story
consistently uses "I" and "Me" to give the reader a more personal account on how isolation was
affecting her mind. Gilman uses first person to effectually depict how her isolation from the world
caused her to become paranoid of what her husband, John, was trying to do by keeping her in the
house and also start to obsess over the wallpaper. The reader can see how her thoughts eventually
turned from being paranoid to only be about the wallpaper. Instead of a first person point of view,
Faulkner writes in the third person point of view. In "A Rose for Emily," Emily does not tell the
story. Instead, the town tells the story about Emily's life. By using an outsider's point of view,
Faulkner gives the reader a different perspective on how isolation causes insanity. He uses third
person to effectively illustrate the physical part of insanity. Emily started to isolate herself from the
rest of the town and murdered her fiance just so that she could always be with him, even sleeping
with him so long that there were hard indents in her pillow. The reader can see how the town saw
her
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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman And A...
Unaccustomed The short stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and
"A Rose for Emily," written by William Faulkner, have a lot in common regarding the main
characters. Each narrative focuses on the lifestyle and behavior of a bizarre woman who has been
kept away for a certain period of time. One could argue that these women were not initially
deranged, though something must have occurred to send them on such a downward spiral. The main
characters in each account, Jane and Miss Emily, endure situations in their lives which prove to be
crucial in the development of their mental illness, and being isolated gradually causes their illness to
escalate. Jane and Miss Emily both face a monumental change in their lives, which results in the
conclusion that mental illness is the cause of their strange behavior. The women face profoundly
different catastrophes; however, each occurrence involves their families. In Charlotte Perkins
Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," during an exchange between John and Jane, John explains, "I beg
of you, for my sake and for our child's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one
instant let that idea enter your mind!" (Gilman 137). Jane gives birth to a little baby boy, which is
when her life takes a turn for the worse. Jane begins showing unusual, if not utterly insane, behavior,
as well as depression and anxiety, which is a result of her post–partum depression. In William
Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," he
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A Rose For Emily Literary Analysis
William Faulkner was an American novelist and short storyist who wrote numerous stories and
novels throughout the 1920s–1960s. Faulkner was unlike the other authors of his era such as Charles
Dickens, as his works commonly provoked a psychological response of the reader. He received the
Nobel Prize for literature in 1949, for his major literary works The Sound and the Fury, various
screenplays such as Stream of Consciousness and as I Lay Dying. He also is known for his works
following the life of the impoverished white population of the south, in which he maintained the
gravity of emotion as he highlighted the unglamorous, raw lives of the poor in Oxford, Mississippi.
These observations also contributed to the intensity and common setting in the same fictional county
of his later novels Sanctuary, A Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!. Not only did Faulkner
compose novels which taxed one's psyche, but he also wrote technically challenging novels such as
The Wild Palms, which can be credited to fathering the modern styles of writing. Of his short
stories, he continued using his observations of southern culture in the 1930s, as well as used intrinsic
language to compose various works, such as The Unvarnished, yet both, his style and common
themes meld together in his 1930 short story A Rose for Emily.
A Rose for Emily follows the life of Miss Emily Grierson through the lense of the changing town of
Jefferson, Louisiana. The story begins and ends with Emily's death, in
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Emily Grierson Insanity
"A Rose for Emily", by William Faulkner, pursues the story of Miss Emily Grierson's life during and
after the death of not only her father, Mr. Grierson, but her love interest, Homer Barron. In the
occurrence of the deaths, Emily's behaviors are classified as insane, meaning she is in "a state of
mind preventing normal perception, behavior, or social interaction." (Koshland 931). An abounding
amount of events develop to prove Miss Grierson's insanity. Emily's lonesome emotions and strange
behaviors expose Emily as distant and quiet when interacting with others, revealing her insanity
throughout the story. Most of the time, insanity is noticeable as crazy or weird, but in Miss
Grierson's case, insanity is pure loneliness. Short after the death of Emily's father, the townspeople
arrive at the Grierson household to retrieve the body of Mr. Grierson, only to find Emily in denial.
"Miss Emily met them at the door...with no trace of grief on her face. She did that for three
days...she broke down, and they buried her father quickly," (Faulkner 27, 84). Daniel Koshland
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"If that's what you want. But the law requires you to tell what you are going to use it for." Emily has
a simple reply of, "for rats," (Faulkner 42, 85). After Emily buys the arsenic, she goes back home to
prepare for the killing of Homer. Not much is said about Homer's death, and there simply is not
much to talk about when it comes down to what exactly happened. "And that was the last we saw of
Homer Barron. And of Miss Emily for some time," (Faulkner 47, 86). After the death of Homer,
Emily hides herself away, exhibiting the same behaviors as she did after the death of her own father.
Miss Emily starts showing insane behaviors by distancing herself once again. Emily's emotions
force the townspeople to believe she wants no help from them, making the townspeople to feel bad
for Miss
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The Yellow Wallpaper, By William Faulkner
In a struggle to retain what they believe is tangible, two very different, yet so analogous women are
introduced in the diverse domains produced by two authors. The first, Charlotte Gilman's "The
Yellow Wallpaper," where the narrator is a woman from an upper middle class upbringing who's
taken to a house by her husband for their summer vacation where she begins to feel confined and the
later, William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," where Emily is the daughter of an influential man who
does become confined to her house after her father passes away. Although their stories are written
by two very different people, the women share an eerie resemblance as they begin to fall into an
insanity driven by fixation. To explore and understand these connections, one must look into themes
and symbolisms to further magnify the foundation of their stories. The initial similarity between
both women is their state of being alone in love. After all, the narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
finds no comfort in her husband, although she attempts to convince herself that he loves her, she
also finds herself wishing him away stating "I am glad my case is not serious!" as it would lead John
to stay all night with her confining her even more that she already feels that she is (958). Alternately,
the reason Emily from "A Rose for Emily" is left alone in her house is due to the fact that her
sweetheart had abandoned her after her father had died, which contributed to her state of isolation
(715). It
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Loneliness to Insanity and Madness in A Rose for Emily...
From Loneliness to Insanity in A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wall–Paper
In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states that within a patriarchal society "woman does not
enjoy the dignity of being a person; she herself forms a part of the patrimony of a man: first of her
father, then of her husband" (82–3). Both Emily Grierson in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
and the narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall–Paper" are forced into solitude
simply because they are women. Emily's father rejects all of her prospective mates; the husband of
Gilman's narrator isolates her from stimulation of any kind. Eventually, Emily is a recluse trapped in
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After living so long as a victim of loneliness perpetrated by her father, Emily decides that she will
be vindicated–she will have her man. She orders a toiletry set to be engraved with Homer's initials,
purchases an outfit and a nightshirt for him, and buys the arsenic that is to seal his fate. When the
townspeople enter her house for the first time in forty years, they find a bridal tomb: a tarnished
toiletry set, a neatly pressed suit, and a rotting Homer Baron clad in the nightshirt wearing a
"profound and fleshless grin" (87).
Just as the "patrimony of a man" destroys Emily, it also destroys the first–person narrator of "The
Yellow Wall–Paper," secluded from both life and reality by her over–protective husband. The
narrator is both creative and eccentric; her husband is "practical in the extreme" (160). She believes
that "congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her] good" (160). Her husband,
however, believes in the strength of conventional medicine such as the "rest cure" for nervous
diseases (164). Like Emily's father who denies her a family and a life of her own, the husband of
Gilman's narrator denies not only her desire to write, but also her craving for "society and stimulus"
as she struggles to find a creative outlet (160). This appears a type of solitary confinement for such a
creative being, and it should come as no surprise that she is crazed after months
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A Rose For Emily Grierson Character Analysis
An anonymous source once said, "A woman written in mystery is worth a curiosity trip." In William
Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", Miss Emily Grierson was a mysterious and very secluded woman.
Jefferson County gave residents the chance to witness the person behind Emily Grierson and her
terrifying household. Once Miss Emily died, her house was opened for the public to investigate.
Emily Grierson had to be the prime specimen for being psychotic. Acquiring carcasses and receiving
the genes from one mentally ill aunt, were just to reasons for her synopsis. Trying to uncover what
underlies Emily Grierson is a mystery waiting to happen. Withholding corpses and denying that the
person was ever dead would have to be the definition of insanity. When Miss Emily's father passed
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Notice in the whole story, she only kept the people who somewhat loved and cared about her. She
felt an attachment towards them and felt as though if she kept their bodies, she will still be loved. As
some would see this as grotesque and disgusting, others would see this as a need for protection.
Emily kept the bodies lying in a compromising position and even bought Homer men essentials to
keep him 'happy' even though he was dead. William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", displayed a dark
and gothic tone and theme. Miss Emily was not only mentally ill, but was an old lady that needed
the help that she deserved instead of people talking about her. Emily Grierson exemplifies a
psychotic nature by preserving deceased bodies and by inheriting her insanity from her own aunt.
Instead of assuming her insanity and questioning about her, people should have actually been
worrying for the reason behind this chaos. Society judged her and gave her labels based on her
surprising and disturbing actions. Being insane was just a normal for Miss Emily
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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The surroundings which one is placed in can drastically contribute to their mental state.
Deterioration and a lack of stimulation will be reciprocated within the mind of the inhabitant. "The
Yellow Wallpaper," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892, depicts a young, unnamed woman
who is suffering with post–partum depression. In this time period, the treatment of mental illness
typically did more harm than good as electroshock therapy, and the rest cure were the classic
treatments of choice. Similarly, William Faulkner, the author of "A Rose for Emily", written in 1930,
gives the reader an inside look upon an elderly woman experiencing mental distress. Although there
are major signs of an issue being present within Miss Emily's old, southern house, the town chooses
to ignore and cover them up as to not disrupt the elderly woman who buys poisons without a reason
and sleeps next to the dead corpse of her lover. Theme and setting play two very distinct and
important roles within each of these stories allowing the reader to have a more complete
understanding of the message the author is trying to convey. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," the
narrator, already suffering with Post–Partum Depression, is further constrained when her husband
John prescribes her resting treatment for her illness. John clarifies that she must lie in bed in the
same, enclosed room, refrain from using her imagination and especially abstain from writing. This,
in turn, forces the narrator deeper into her
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Character Comparison for "The Fall of the House of Usher"...
Interpretation of Fiction
January 31, 2012
"Until Death Do Us Part" Through both "The Fall of the House of Usher" written by Edgar Allan
Poe and "A Rose for Emily" written by William Faulkner, we see common themes of a gothic genre
filled with rhetorical twists and turns. The dynamics in each work are elaborately depicted through
the eyes of two narrators who are watching these pieces unfold. Many similar themes experienced in
both Poe and Faulkner's work deal with the ideology of death and preservation in regard to the one's
loved and lovers. Roderick Usher is the main character in "The Fall of the House of Usher" and
Emily Grierson is the main character in "A Rose for Emily". In a thorough examination of both short
stories, it is ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
As the story progresses, the narrator also questions the unique relationship Roderick and his sister
Madeline experience and how they participate in an immoral connection which is modern day
incest. Furthermore, the insanity is present in Roderick when he expresses his desire for burying his
dead sister in a tomb which is located under the house. This is also a direct connection for Poe
between the title "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Roderick's depleting sense of sanity. As
described earlier, the external structure is starting to decay which is a direct link to Roderick's
mental capacity and the burial of his sister, who is believed to be dead, is a decaying of the internal
structure due to the location of the tomb. "The brother had been led to his resolutions (so he told me)
by consideration of the unusual character of the malady of the deceased, of certain obtrusive and
eager inquiries on the part of her medical men" (Poe 1123). Here the narrator is commenting on the
downward spiral he is observing in Roderick as the story progresses because he believes that the
doctors that were unable to cure her sickness would inevitably dig up the body of Madeline and uses
it for scientific research. As the story comes to a conclusion, the narrator petitions to Roderick that
he has been hearing noises. Roderick exclaims that he had been hearing the noises that were being
described for "many hours, many days" (Poe 1127). As the noises drew closer, both
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Insanity In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily
In William Faulkner's short story entitled "A Rose For Emily" the main character Emily's insanity
was not always present throughout the story as much as she rather snapped when all of the stresses
and pressures in her life grew to be too much. She dealt with the tragedy of her father passing with
great grief, even going to the extent that she refused to believe he was dead for three whole days.
Emily was raised by her father and they had a close relationship so it was understandable that she
was distraught at his passing, but their relationship was not necessarily healthy. Emily's father is
indirectly responsible for her insanity as ever since she was younger her father tried to control every
aspect of her life. She grew up always being able
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Control and Manipulation in A Rose for Emily and The...
In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper,
the two main characters exhibit behavior that some readers may consider unusual or even totally
crazy. These two women are having a difficult time adjusting to the many changes taking place
around them. In the midst of these changes, they face the struggles of being women such as post
partum depression and love and rejection from men. Such problems become so overbearing that
each woman ends up in their own delusional world which in turn, leads to their isolation and
insanity. Gender issues, love, hate, insanity and isolation, are thematic connections in both stories
and are important components of how each woman functions throughout the story and ... Show more
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When the woman gets out of bed to investigate the wallpaper in the room, her husband says, "What
is it, little girl? Don't go walking about like that–you'll get a cold" (319). His choice of words of
calling her a "little girl" belittles the woman and amplifies her feelings of being isolated, not only
physically, but emotionally. Since her husband is away most of the time and leaves her in
confinement, the woman immerses herself into studying the wallpaper "[following] the pattern about
by the hour" (317). She follows all the twist and turns of the wallpaper, decoding each detail and
discovers what she seems to be a woman in a cage. She spends all her time looking at the paper that
she eventually becomes obsessed with figuring out the patterns. She begins to identify with the
woman in the cage which could signify her imprisonment in the room and her being tormented by
her husband's lack of sympathy for her condition and his dominance in their marriage. Just as male
dominance is an issue for the woman in Gilman's work, Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" details how
Emily's father and love interest dictate her life. Unlike the woman in "The Yellow Wallpaper" being
dominated by her own husband, Emily Grierson was under her father's control since an early age.
Her, father who was described as "a spraddled silhouette" and "clutching a horsewhip", would chase
away any prospective mates for his daughter (Faulkner, 288). Such dominance and solitude carried
on until
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Comparison of William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and...
The two short stories " A Rose for Emily" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" are two very similar but at
the same time very different. The main characters Emily Grierson, from William Faulkner's "A Rose
for Emily", and the narrator, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall–Paper," are both in
the same boat that many women were placed in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. Both of these
two stories were written in a generation that women were looked downed upon and made to feel less
important than males. I feel these two stores are similar in terms of where women stood in society at
that time and how society affected emotional downfalls in both of these main characters. These
women are both the protagonists of each of those two stories who both go from being extremely
depressed and lonely to absolutely insane. However, these stories are written in totally different
point of views which creates two totally different outlooks. "A rose for Emily "is written in third
person while "Yellow Wallpaper" is written in first person. Also, the characters are different in terms
of that they have two completely different personalities. The two authors ideas in both of these
stories focus on how women are looked down upon in different situations and generations in society
at that time of history. The "Yellow Wallpaper" is written in first person, which kind of gives it a
personal dairy feel into the characters mindset that is suffering from post–partum depression but the
main
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Insanity in A Rose for Emily Essay
The author, William Faulkner, has a collection of books, short stories, and poems under his name.
Through his vast collection of works, Faulkner attempts to discuss and bring awareness to numerous
aspects of life. More often than not, his works were created to reflect aspects of life found within the
south. Family dynamics, race, gender, social class, war, incest, racism, suicide, necrophilia, and
mental illness are just some of the aspects that Faulkner explored. In "A Rose for Emily" the aspects
of necrophilia and mental illness along with the societal biases that were observed in a small–town
setting are seen to be a part of this captivating story. These aspects ultimately intertwine with the
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Also during that time period a common treatment for such disorders included a procedure known as
trephining. This procedure included chipping a hole into the skull of the afflicted person. This
procedure has endured through time and is still used today in a more refined way to treat medical
problems like migraines and skull fractures. When dealing with mental afflictions, Ancient
Egyptians recommended modern methods like engaging in recreational activities like dancing, and
painting. In the past it has also been common to lock up in jails or dungeons individuals who were
mentally ill and who acted out. In the 17th century drugs like laudanum, unguents, opium grains
were used as sedatives to ease the torment that mentally ill individuals would endure. At certain
points in time, the mentally ill were housed in monasteries up until asylums were created and used
to hold these individuals.
A person's insanity can often lead to them being judged and looked down upon by society because
they can't understand that their actions are not accepted in society. This statement is true in relation
to the story, "A Rose for Emily", in the story it is seen how the townspeople speculate about the
strangeness of Emily and her family. The story is narrated by several generations of men and women
from the town and unlike other stories, the chronology is all over the
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Themes In A Rose For Emily
William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" first published in 1931 is a tragic story of a southern woman,
Miss Emily Grierson, who is the subject of the town's obsession. The narrator, a member of the
town, tells the story of what occurs in a decaying old southern house that is always being seen by the
townspeople. They witness Miss Emily's life, her father's life, her turn to insanity and the death of
both her and her lover's life. There are many themes within "A Rose for Emily," the color of Emily's
hair, isolation among others and death. The themes are communicated through the plot if the story
such as the description of Emily's hair, he insanity and tradition.
Miss Emily Grierson was born in a polished family Isolated at an early age by her family. Emily is
shown as superior by the townspeople, who thinks of her as a "tradition, a duty," even though they
find her arrogant and mocking. Emily is shown to be have a mental breakdown following the death
of her father. She begins to accept his death, then retreats into her house with a mysterious sickness.
One day, Homer Barron and his crew of laborers come to town to build sidewalks. Emily starts to
have an interest in Homer in spite of the disapproval of the townspeople, who argue that he is too
low class for Emily to like him. Emily buys some arsenic poison, but she refuses to explain why.
Years later, when Emily dies, the townspeople find a man's skeleton in her bed. The story strongly
suggest that the skeleton is Homer Barron.
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The Tell Tale Heart Literary Analysis
Developing Horror
Horror is fiction that scares the audience or gives an eerie mood. Each short story develops horror is
its own way. "The Tell Tale Heart" is about how an old man is murdered because of his evil vulture
eye. "A Rose for Emily" is about how an old woman poisoned her lover to keep him from leaving.
"The Lottery" is about how this town has a drawing to see who will be the sacrifice to the crops.
Horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Lottery" with many
elements of horror.
First, horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart" by the insanity of the narrator. The narrator
believes he is a sane person, but contradicted himself when he kills the old man. This creates a
complex in the character's mind. When the police shows because the neighbors heard a yell, he
begins to hear the old man's heartbeat, but his guilt consumes him and he confesses to murdering the
old man and putting his body underneath the floorboards. Also, in the beginning of the story, the
narrator describes why he wants to kill the old man. "It was impossible to say how first the idea
entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night" (Para. 2). His insane idea of
killing the old man because of his vulture eye pops into his thoughts without a preconceived notion
of doing so. The murder is premeditated and thought out as each night he cracks the door open and
glares the lantern directly at the vulture eye. The insanity of the narrator develops "The Tell Tale
Heart" into horror.
Next, horror is developed in "A Rose for Emily" by the southern gothic elements. Emily's
psychological issues depict a twisted turn in the story. When Emily keeps her father's body in her
house for three days after he died, it sets up for a future turn of events. After she dies, the town
women go to her house, but when they get to her house and go inside; they discover her lover
petrified in the upstairs room. "The man himself lay in the bed. For a long while we just stood there,
looking down at the profound and fleshless grin" (Para. 58). Homer, her lover and husband to be,
was dead in the bed. Emily poisoned him because she did not want him to leave again, so she could
keep him forever. She is
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Analysis of A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner and The...
In the short stories "A Rose for Emily" written by William Faulkner and "The Yellow Wallpaper""
written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the protagonists experience mental illness, loneliness, feelings
of being in control of their lives, and feelings of being insane. Both main characters struggle against
male domination and control. The two stories take place in the late 1800's – early 1900's, a time
where men's place in society was superior to that of women. Each story was written from a different
perspective and life experiences. "A Rose for Emily" was written by a man and told in third personal
narration, while "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written by a female and told in first person. In "A
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The two cousins are forced to leave by Miss Emily with help from the townsfolk who could not
stand the cousins. Homer is seen sneaking back into the house once the cousins are gone, and Miss
Emily is not going to let him leave her again. Her insanity has driven her to the point that she
poisons him one evening and lies in an embrace with him. "The Yellow Wallpaper" tells of the
journey into insanity (brought on by postpartum depression?) of a physician's wife. Persuaded by
her husband that there is nothing wrong with her, only temporary nervous depression, a diagnosis
that is confirmed by her brother( Gilman, 647). What is telling is that she suspects perhaps her
husband John is the reason she does not get well faster. She and/or we are led to believe that they
have rented a colonial mansion for the summer for her to get well. She is however isolated in a
home three miles from the village and on an island. (Gilman, 648). She wants to stay in the
downstairs room with roses and pretty things, but her husband insists on the room at the top of the
house ostensibly because it has room for two beds. But the room's description of barred windows
and walls with rings and things in them (Gilman, 648) could leads the reader one to conclude that
this is his own private asylum, and not "a nursery first and then a playroom and gymnasium"
(Gilman, 648) as the woman believes. It is this room, and more precisely the wallpaper in the room
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The Tell Tale Heart Literary Analysis
Developing Horror
Horror is fiction that is meant to scare or give an eerie mood. Each story develops horror is its own
way. "The Tell Tale Heart" is about how an old man is murdered because of his evil vulture eye. "A
Rose for Emily" is about how an old woman poisoned her lover to keep him from leaving. "The
Lottery" is about how this town has a drawing to see who will be the sacrifice to the crops. Horror is
developed in "The Tell Tale Heart," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Lottery" with many elements of
horror.
First, horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart" by the insanity of the narrator. The narrator
believes he is a sane person. He contradicted his thought by killing the old man. This creates a
complex in the character's mind, but when the police shows because the neighbors heard a yell.
Then, he begins to hear the old man's heartbeat, but the guilt consumed him and he confessed to
murdering the old man and putting his body underneath the floorboards. Also, in the beginning of
the story, the narrator describes why he wants to kill the old man, "It was impossible to say how first
the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night" (Para. 2). His insane
idea of killing the old man because of his vulture eye pops into his thoughts without a preconceived
notion of doing so. The murder is premeditated and thought out as each night he cracks the door
open and glares the lantern directly at the vulture eye. The insanity of the narrator develops "The
Tell Tale Heart" into horror.
Next, horror is developed in "A Rose for Emily" by the southern gothic elements. Emily's
psychological issues depict a twisted turn in the story. When Emily keeps her father's body in her
house for three days after he died, it sets up for a future turn of events. After she dies, the town
women go to her house, but when they get to her house and go inside; they discover her lover
petrified in the upstairs room. "The man himself lay in the bed. For a long while we just stood there,
looking down at the profound and fleshless grin" (Para. 58), Homer, her lover and husband to be,
was dead in the bed. Emily poisoned him because she did not want him to leave again, so she could
keep him forever. She is
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Theme of Death in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily Essay
Theme of Death in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" is a tragic tale of a Southern aristocrat, Miss Emily Grierson,
who is the subject of a town's obsession. The narrator, a member of the town, tells the story of what
transpires in a decaying old Southern house that is always under the watchful eye of the
townspeople. They witness Miss Emily's life, her father's death, her turn to insanity and the death of
both her and her lover. The theme of death runs throughout this tale, which is understandable
considering the events that take place in the story. Faulkner uses foreshadowing to foretell events
that will transpire later in the story. Because of this foreshadowing, a reader ... Show more content
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This description of Emily's hair is important, because one of Emily's hairs will be found next to
Homer's body, and it also shows how Emily is decaying like the house and items inside. Early in the
story Emily writes a letter on stationary of an "archaic shape" and with "fading ink". The references
here are to the way she is always described growing older and decaying. Even Emily's house shares
her "short squat" characteristic and "coquettish decay".
The insanity of Miss Emily is also foretold in A Rose for Emily. When the body of Homer is found
in her bed, the reader can understand that Emily killed him, because her mental stability had been
questioned a number of times. The narrator begins these allusions to her mental state when he tells
how the mayor, Colonel Sartoris, bestows a special tax exemption upon Miss Emily. Colonel
Sartoris makes up a story so unbelievable that it is described as so outlandish that "only a woman
could have believed it". Later, the townspeople talk about her great–aunt, the lady Wyatt, who had
gone completely crazy. They wonder about "poor Emily" with the insanity in her family. Her mental
state comes into question again when the town removes the body of her father. She is said to have
"broke down" and finally let them in to take and bury the body. This is an obvious analogy to her
having a mental breakdown. This is followed with the statement that the townspeople did
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Miss Emily Is Diagnosed In William Faulkner's A Rose For...
Miss Emily is Diagnosed The short story, ''A Rose for Emily,'' was published in 1930, which was the
period of time where a lot of work written were left unclear at the ending. With this being said,
many of the audience who read these type of work always made their own conclusions without the
author really stating what had happened in their work. This was an easier way that authors found to
sell their work. ''A Rose for Emily'' by William Faulkner was categorized as one of those type of
work. The short story is about a woman who kills her lover, Homer. Homer considered below her,
society wise. So, the events that led her to do kill him are signs that Miss Emily may had done it
because she was sick. She shows signs of major depression and
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Comparison Of A Rose For Emily And The Tell-Tale Heart
As conclusion, with able narrative and noteworthy images, both "A Rose for Emily" and "The Tell–
Tale Heart" convey great horror to readers. William Faulkner creates gossip of townspeople to
exhibit the story in non–chronological request. Edgar Allan Poe portrays the crazy murderer's
admission with flashback to make the story resemble a real occasion. Despite the fact that one
story's viewpoint is singular and the other is plural, and the arrangements of time are peaceful
extraordinary, both of the narrations make the story unreliable. The unreliability is of central
importance when the two authors keep readers be in tension. Also, Faulkner and Poe both utilize
successful images to speak to the abhorrent atmosphere, which is a recognizing characteristic
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Insanity and Madness in A Rose For Emily and Yellow...
Insanity in A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper The women in Faulkner's and Gilman's
stories are victims of male over–protectiveness. The men that rule their lives trap Emily in "A Rose
For Emily" and the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper". Each character must retreat into their own
world as an escape from reality. Emily is destroyed by her father's over–protectiveness. He prevents
her from courting anyone as "none of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and
such" (82). When her father dies, Emily refuses to acknowledge his death; "[W]ith nothing left, she .
. . [had] to cling to that which had robbed her" (83). When she finally begins a relationship after his
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After living so long as a victim of loneliness perpetrated by her father, Emily decides that she will
be vindicated–she will have her man. She orders a toiletry set to be engraved with Homer's initials,
purchases an outfit and a nightshirt for him, and buys the arsenic that is to seal his fate. When the
townspeople enter her house for the first time in forty years, they find a bridal tomb: a tarnished
toiletry set, a neatly pressed suit, and a rotting Homer Baron clad in the nightshirt wearing a
"profound and fleshless grin" (87). Just as Emily is destroyed by her father's over–protectiveness,
the first–person narrator of "The Yellow Wall–Paper," is secluded from both life and reality by her
over–protective husband. The narrator is both creative and eccentric; her husband is "practical in the
extreme" (160). She believes that "congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her]
good" (160). Her husband, however, believes in the strength of conventional medicine such as the
"rest cure" for nervous diseases (164). Like Emily's father who denies her a family and a life of her
own, the husband of Gilman's narrator denies not only her desire to write, but also her craving for
"society and stimulus" as she struggles to find a creative outlet (160). This appears a type of solitary
confinement for such a creative being, and it should come as no surprise that she is crazed after
months of lying in bed with no company other than
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Essay Comparing A Rose For Emily And A Day's Wait
Difficult times cause mental strain for many people. The first method to cope is to try to maintain
control, and the second is to lose all power and spiral into insanity. William Faulkner explored this
topic in "A Rose for Emily" and Ernest Hemingway in "A Day's Wait". Emily Grierson took the
second path while the boy chose the higher road. Both Emily's and the boy's duress resulted in false
beliefs and rash actions.
The young boy's sickness in "A Day's Wait" caused psychological stress that created a mistaken idea
of his impending death.
The boy's stress stemmed from the notion that his minor epidemic of the flu would cause him to die.
Without overwhelming emotion, the boy asked what time does the man "think [he is] going to die"
(334). ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
With the thought of his inevitable death, the boy stayed strong with stoic dignity and self–control.
While the man tried to reassure the boy, he said he "[does not] worry... but [he can not] keep from
thinking" about death (334).
Reeling in his emotion, the man remarked that the boy seemed to be "holding tight onto himself
about something" (334).
The boy tried to remain passive and "seemed detached from what was going on" (333).
Emily's mental strain caused her sanity to collapse and forced reckless decisions.
Emily's insanity originated from her family and her lack of companionship. Hinting at her insanity,
Emily, when told to pay her taxes, told them to "see Colonel Sartoris" although he has been dead for
ten years (219).
Emily became crazy without company after her father died and her sweetheart "had deserted her"
(219).
Her great–aunt "had gone completely crazy" adding another component to her madness (221). Her
father had "driven away" all the young men leaving Emily without anyone to help her cope with
pain (221).
Instead of reacting with self–control, Emily spiraled downward ultimately leading to
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An Analysis Of Southern Gothic Literature
Assumptions that linger amongst exaggerations of the truth are the cause for unnecessary
explanations of one's actions. Today, people are ridiculed for their differences. Humans, everyone
included, have become accustom to the feeling of curiosity and have no boundaries when exploiting
faults in everyone's moral and physical identities. In Southern Gothic Literature, artists and writers
write to expose faults in southern culture. They expose faults by creating complex characters that
were mentally unstable, choosing a spooky/odd setting, and addressing social order and morality. "A
Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is considered Southern Gothic Literature due to its complex
character, Miss Emily, the eerie plantation home, and the lack of ... Show more content on
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Miss Emily's funeral presented an opportunity for the people of Jefferson to pay their respects to a
long–time member of the community. The women came out of curiosity, but the men dressed in
official Confederate uniforms "to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers, with the
crown face of her father musing profoundly about the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre"
(Faulkner 211). The ladies continued to disrespectfully gossip about her at her own funeral. Seeing
Miss Emily under the bouquets of flowers presented an opportunity for the women to reevaluate all
Miss Emily's quirks. Remorse for treating Miss Emily made the community talk as if they knew her.
They only spoke well of her at her funeral. Another scene that clearly represents the claim of the
community falsely acting as if they were close with Miss Emily is when the men were "talking of
Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and
courted her perhaps" (Faulkner 211). The funeral had opened the eyes of the community and their
faults of never getting to know her. This is a type of respect that comes after not being able to do
anything about the mistakes they could no longer make up for. This idea plays a role in owning up
for the harmful assumptions they made. At this moment, the community hints to the reader that even
though they created answers for her questionable insanity, Miss Emily's faults and moral identity is
what made her the most popular person in Jefferson. In conclusion, the respect Miss Emily got after
her death was pity respect that contradicts every accusation made upon her
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Examples Of Insanity In Literature
Insanity and Its Effects on the Mind "We are all born mad. Some remain so." Samuel Beckett quoted
this from his play "Waiting for Godot" which is about two men who keep returning to a particular
tree waiting for the same person to come, but he never does. The definition of insanity, best
described by Albert Einstein, is "doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different
results." Insanity comes up in all aspects of the daily human lives. In the short stories "The Fall of
the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Rose of Emily" by William Faulkner, both authors
show how insanity can effect one's well–being and daily routines. In each story the author presents
the theme of insanity by having the protagonist hold on to the bodies of their dead family members,
cut off communication from the outside world, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
Both of the protagonist had cut themselves off from the outside world and most communication.
Emily's never leaves her home after the strange disappearance of Homer. In fact, the story states that
"the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man–
servant–– a combined gardener and cook–had seen in at least ten years," (Faulkner 628). Emily had
not let anyone come into her house for the past ten years, which is not something most people will
do. Humans need contact with others in order to function normally. The Usher family had a different
way of cutting off the outside world. They never married outside of the family tree. This cut ties
with the community due to their secluded house and no need to go anywhere. Keith Neilson
describes the isolation like this, "Usher becomes so lopsided that his prolonged isolation, ..., drives
him to the edge of madness; along with the narrator, the reader sees him go over the edge,"
(Neilson). The Usher's did not realize what they were doing to themselves at the time, but they were
slowing driving themselves
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Faulty Truths In William Faulkner's 'Interview'
William Faulkner's denial of differentiating between the factual truth and undeterminable knowledge
deviates readers' attention from the direct significance of characters' state of mind, which also
introduces an additional concept of their apparent insanity.
A reader of Faulkner's work possesses faulty truths, which are nothing but mere constructive
assumptions that have been built upon through a series of events taking place in the story. It is often
difficult to comprehend what message Faulkner is trying to convey, hence the blurry border between
truth and assumption becomes evident. Regardless, he still refuses to further explain himself. For
instance, during an interview, Jean Stein asked Faulkner, "Some people say they can't understand
your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for
them?" to which he responds, "Read it four times" (Faulkner "Interview"). Faulkner is suggesting
much more.
Not only is the contrast of truth and assumption a reoccurring theme, but it is also represented by
many of Faulkner's fictional characters, settings, and plot events. This representation is also a key
factoring in diverting a reader's attention. For instance, in the case of Faulkner's fictional setting,
Yoknapatawpha County, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
Although such may be the case, it is important for readers to remember that they are being presented
with numerous personas, some of which may not have any true significance to the plot. A key trait
which seems to show up in many cases is that of a character's insanity. In "A Rose for Emily," Miss
Emily is thought to be insane when she refuses to give up the corpse of her dead father and takes the
life of Homer Barron because of her powerful attachment to them. Her apparently unstable state of
mind reveals more information than what readers may have grasped within the first
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  • 1. Comparing Influences Comparing Influences: Faulkner and Plath In the poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath tells about a woman suffering because of the pain inflicted by her father. The story is narrated in first person point of view by the author using aggressive tone to describe the antagonist of the play in the narrator's thoughts. In relation to the poem, William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" tells a story of a woman who used to be a bright young girl, but has become a symbol of decay and a obsolete object that is a part of history. The story is told from a third person point of view and talks about the grievances Miss Emily had to withstand from her father's death. Both the poem and the short story tell of a woman who had a fatherly figure that acted as an antagonist throughout the story, but both women were influenced in a different way. Though "Daddy" ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In the poem "Daddy", the narrator quotes that her father was a Nazi Fascist who would mistreat Jews the same way he mistreated her. The evidence shown by the father indicates that the narrator was mistreated when she says "The boot in the face, the brute Brute heart of a brute like you" (Plath, 10). Because of her father's mistreatment, the narrator was influenced to commit suicide. In "A Rose For Emily", her father has influenced Emily by not providing self–sufficiency to Emily making her co–dependent on her father so when she became older, she could not keep healthy relationships or have developed good communication skills which ultimately led to her insanity. Examples of Miss Emily's dependence and insanity is shown when she would continuously say that her father is not dead to the doctors and saying that they should not dispose of the body (Faulkner, 19). In both pieces of literature, the masculine figure in the family has influenced the characters in a way to make their life miserable and inflict ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 2.
  • 3. Similarities Between The Yellow Wallpaper And A Rose For... In the story, "A Yellow Wallpaper" the narrator tells her story of her life living with her husband and she comes off as a distressed, morose wife. In "A Rose for Emily" Emily is struggling with keeping a tradition in her family and is also and also distressed. Both women deal with the struggles of their husbands who do not give them attention or treat them well. They both show similarities in their qualities of life. In William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," both have female characters who have to endure and overcome struggles of loneliness, isolation, insanity, and depression as the female protagonist. In "A Rose for Emily" she grows up with her father who was very controlling over Emily's life. He controlled all aspects of her life such as any men who were interested in Emily were sent away by her father. This kept Emily isolated from everyone in the town and she never left her house. According to Watkins "The Structure of 'A Rose For Emily, "The inviolability of Miss Emily's isolation is maintained in the central division, part three, which no outsider enters her home." In "The Yellow Wallpaper" it is shown that the female narrator is desolate and is put in an attic room away from everyone. It is also revealed that she is not treated fairly or well taken care of when her husband who is a physician does not help her get better. From "Gender in The Yellow Wallpaper" Carmen Esposito says "However, her husband never ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 5. Comparing The Cask Of Amontillado And A Rose For Emily Comparative Analysis Short Story Essay Both short stories "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner highlights the issue of revenge and showcases the outcomes of mental illness. In these stories, the main characters, Montresor and Emily, both suffer from mental illness, which causes them later on in the story to lose their sense of humanity and commit murder. Both Montresor and Emily believe that they have been wronged, and thus seek revenge on the ones who have wronged them by murdering them. Not only do they both commit murder, but also they do so by committing it through inhumane methods. Montresor murders his rival by burying him alive, and Emily by poisoning and preserving her boyfriend's dead body. Both stories "The Cask of Amontillado" and "A Rose for Emily" illustrate two mentally unstable characters who lose their sanity and commit murder, revealing how the actions of people in the upper class, which were unchecked because of their social status, result in the commission of reprehensible actions. In the story The Cask of Amontillado" both Montresor and Fortunato come from high social and prominent classes. In the beginning of the story, one may assume that Montresor did not come from any prominent social class; ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... During those time periods the stories took place, the rich and noble class of society were not checked or questioned about their behavior, which gave them the opportunity to commit many actions including murder without being held accountable. In addition, both stories illustrate the effect of isolation on a person, which can lead to insanity. Both Montresor and Emily were victims of isolation, which impacted their behaviors and actions and drove them to commit ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 7. A Rose For Emily Symbolism Essay The Gift of a Rose A Rose for Emily is one of the "best–known short story by William Faulkner" (Mays 633). It is a short story filled with mystery, suspense, and tragedy. In this short story Faulkner uses symbolism to show logical tragedy, insanity, loneliness, and pride. Faulkner accomplishes this by letting symbolism help characterize the complex main character: Miss Emily Grierson. Symbolism is the act of using a person, place, thing, or event that figuratively represents or stands for something else (Baldick 633). When trying to explain anything to a reader you can do it directly but by using a symbol to achieve this it adds more meaning to what you are saying. The reason most authors use this literary device is to make the meaning of something more powerful and observable to the reader. When determining the meaning of symbols in literature there is never a wrong or right answer. Therefore the use of symbolism means having the story interpreted in a different perspective from reader to reader. This results in having the story passed on from generation to generation. William Faulkner was born in Mississippi in 1897 (Biography.com Editors). He is consider one of the greatest novelist and in 1949 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The reason this short story is one of my favorites is because of Faulkner's use of symbolism. For me it makes the story much more suspenseful and mysterious. I think Miss Emily Grierson is a very complex character and since she never spoke much while she was alive, after her death her life is like puzzle pieces that all the townspeople want to put together. The first time I discovered this story was for an English class in high school, since then I have studied the story a couple of more times and each time I discover more or question the symbolism. With that being said there can be so much more to what I believe the symbols are or mean right ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 9. The, The Yellow Wallpaper, And Mississippi Native William... How does one distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy? Can our realities be so complex and unwanted that we are simply unable to grasp it? Coming to terms with actuality allows us to accept and find who we are. If we choose to neglect and become unaware with reality we may become delusional to the point of becoming insane. Feminist Charlotte Gilman's (1860–1935) "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Mississippi native William Faulkner's (1897–1962) "A Rose for Emily" both contain extreme delusional characters ("Charlotte Perkins Gilman", "William Faulkner"). These characters lose touch with the real world and slowly begin to exhibit madness. Although both characters are unable to grasp reality, they both express distinct methods that show the severity and capability of their insanity. Gilman's and Faulkner's main characters, Emily and the other who is unnamed, both lose touch with reality. In both works, the characters portray this as they become isolated. For example, in "A Rose for Emily", Emily's isolation began when her father died. Emily rarely went out and "after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all."(226) The death of her father, as well as the death of her "sweetheart", made Emily feel depressed, thus causing her to go into solidarity (226). Shutting herself from the real world made Emily unable to grasp reality. Her reality was the death of the two men. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", the unnamed character was also isolated, but only because her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 11. William Faulkner 's `` A Rose For Emily `` While authors like Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King are known for their creepy writings, William Faulkner has achieved a level of disturbing that is hardly reached in short stories. A Rose for Emily is a story that shows how the insanity of one woman is able to shock an entire town, even in death. When first reading A Rose for Emily, anyone can see how twisted Emily Grierson is. Not only for the fact that she was sleeping in the same bed as a corpse, but because this was not the first time that she had kept a dead body in her house. While her family does have a history of mental instability, stating that, "remembering old lady Wyatt, her great–aunt, had gone completely crazy at last" (section II), she is able to out do the impossible and create an aura of mystery that surrounds her both during life and death. After reading this story, it makes the audience question not only the reasoning that Emily has behind not only killing Homer, but keeping his body trapped in her house up until she met death as well. It also brings to attention how much the townsfolk actually influenced the progression of insanity that caused Emily and those around her, so much turmoil. For example, if the townsfolk had not used Emily as a source of entertainment and gossip, would she have stayed the recluse? While, the townsfolk are not to blame, it makes readers wonder: what if? Another question that I had while reading this story is, who was the narrator? The narrator, whoever they are, is able to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 13. "A Rose for Emily": Insanity, Murder and Death Essay Kimberly Sargent Dr. Ha–Birdsong English 1213 October 24, 2008 "A Rose for Emily": Insanity, Murder and Death "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, is a short story telling the life of Emily Grierson Throughout the story, Emily progresses from being a young "slender figure in white" (82) to, after her father's death, having short hair that made "her look like a girl, with a vague resemblance to those angels in colored church windows–sort of tragic and serene" (83), and finally looking "bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue" (81) with "her hair...turning...pepper–and–salt iron–gray" (85). Emily eventually becomes a recluse, living and sleeping with the dead body of Homer Baron. Emily clings ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Emily keeps telling everyone "that her father was not dead" (83). Now some readers may say that this is considered normal behavior when people are grieving – to deny the death of a loved one. But in Emily's case this reaction shows that she refuses to let go of the past. The progression of Emily's insanity and twisted perception of reality is also seen in her relationship with Homer Baron. When Homer Baron comes to town after her father's death, Emily attaches herself to him. Even though the townspeople are shocked that Emily is going on carriage rides with "a Northerner, a day laborer" (83), no one says anything to her despite their concerns: that "even grief could not cause a real lady to forget nobles oblige" (83). The saying "Poor Emily" (83) starts circulating among the townspeople along with the references to the fact that "old lady Wyatt, (Emily's) ... great–aunt, had gone completely crazy" (82). The townspeople seem concerned about Emily and state that they believe "her kinfolk should come to her" (83) to remind her of who she is. Meanwhile, Emily continues to carry "her head high... [and demands] more than ever, the recognition of her dignity as [being] the last Grierson" (83). Everyone in town knows that Homer has stated that "he liked men .... and was not the marrying kind" (84). Yet Emily continues to see Homer Baron [and] goes so far as to order him a "toilet set in silver, with the letters H. B. on each piece ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 15. Essay Of Insanity In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily Insanity is one condition that can be caused by just about anything. In the story, "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner, Miss Emily Grierson`s insanity has a notable source or two. Although Faulkner tells the story out of order, the beginning of her problems starts with her father, who was very controlling and never really allowed her associate with anyone. When her aunt Wyatt dies, her extended family also becomes distant from her. Her father dies and the town talks about her because they pity her. Soon after, a day laborer names Homer Baron comes to fix the pavement on her street. Unintentionally, Homer and Emily get together, causing the town to talk even more about her. Emily then buys arsenic, a toilet ring set and a men`s suit. Homer leaves town and comes back one night and is never seen again. When Miss Emily dies, the nosy town searches her house and finds a locked room in particular that contained a bed with a decaying man`s body, implying that Homer Baron has been dead for 30 years in Miss Emily's house. Faulkner foreshadows Miss Emily`s insanity by conveying her relationships with her family, the condemnation of the town, and her inability to clearly ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As the times had changed, Emily stayed in past. As the town modernized, Emily`s house had changed to "coquettish decay" (1) and in fact that it was the only house that was left in its time. When the aldermen had sent letters to Miss Emily, the paper that she replied back in being in "archaic shape" with "thin, flowing calligraphy" (1). Even as the town got postal delivery, Miss Emily denied them access to "fasten metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox." (6). Emily had been denied to modernize by her own mind. The places and times around has changed, like postal numbers and home styles. Yet, she in her mind she feels like her way shall last because that is what she ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 17. The Image of Women in the Eighteenth Century Essay The image of women in the Eightieth The environment is having a very big effect to people surrounded by it. The way parents treated their child will have a direct influent on whom and what they want to become in the future. The relations of people to a person might lead that person to their ruin. From "A Rose For Emily" and "The Yellow Wallpaper", we can see very clearly the evident that lead these women to their tragic ending. In "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner, a noble woman being isolated from people in her town and because of loneliness she end up insane and have a tragic life. Also in "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator is being restricted to all her favorite things and that leads her to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Her first appearance of insanity when her father died, since he was the only one that closed to her so she refused to accept that he's dead: "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 the body." (page 486) Later when Emily met Homer Barron, "a Yankee – a big, dark, ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face." (page 487), she fell in love with him. However, people thought that it is a disgrace to the town and a bad example to the young people because they Emily was a Southerner while Homer was a Northerner and also a laborer: "Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer." (page 487) Because of all the rejecting from the people in town and her relatives that pushed her to the edge and into insanity, Emily did what she could to stay with her lover even kill him. After the dead of her lover, Emily closed up her door and isolated herself from people in town and the people didn't care about that because they knew it will happen to her soon or later: "Then we knew that this was to be expected too," (page 489) The only thing that made the whole town remember and knew if she alive was the payment of her taxes. Other than that noone in town really knew that Emily was sick until ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 19. Theme Of Insanity In Gothic Literature Insanity Gothic literature can be composed of several themes depending on the purpose the writers intend to convey. William Faulkner, Edgar Allen Poe, and Richard Matheson are virtuosos within the realm of gothic literature. They have perfected the ability to blend fiction and horror through the use of certain gothic elements. Through their many works, such as "A Rose for Emily," "Prey," and "The Black Cat," the authors implement numerous themes regarding violence and entrapment– existing in both the metaphorical and literal state. The authors successfully apply these elements in order to illustrate their belief that loneliness and grief can motivate inhumane actions, further progressing the state of insanity. Among the multitude of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Her father (whom is recently deceased) and her boyfriend (Homer) have aided in her social deprivation. As a result, she is empty and lost, which provokes her to buy "the rat poison, the arsenic" (Faulkner 1071). While the town may not interact with Emily, they are still bewildered by her earlier purchase. The townspeople let their curiosity consume them and following the passing of Emily, they enter her abandoned house. Upon uncovering that "what was left of [Homer], rotted" (Faulkner 1074) in her bed, they acknowledge Emily had poisoned Homer in an effort to relieve her loneliness; which, in return, cost Homer his life. Even though violence may not be the only element present in these short stories, it does reflect the length at which people are willing to go in order to acquire what they desire. Similarly to violence, entrapment is another overarching theme prevalent within these literary works. Throughout "The Black Cat," the evil eclipses the good. The narrator becomes consumed with dread upon the murdering of his former best friend: Pluto. He begins to feel as though he is in a "felon's cell" (Poe 3) and there is no way out. Even though the narrator is not physically trapped, he believes his own house is equivalent to a prison. His internal turmoil clouds his rational thinking and he is unable to escape his true desires. While every sane person would feel remorse for the irrevocable murder of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 21. The Innocence Of Emily In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily The Innocence of Emily William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" starts out at Emily's funeral and then goes onto a story about taxes, which Miss Emily is exempt from paying for life by Colonel Sartoris. During her life, Miss Emily's father kept her isolated and ran off any potential suitors with a horsewhip. When her father died, Miss Emily refused to acknowledge the fact for three days. Soon after, Miss Emily met and started dating Homer Barron, "a northerner and a day laborer." The town goes from being happy about the relationship to thinking of it as indecent. Homer seemingly deserted Miss Emily shortly after she bought poison. All is quiet for the next 40 years until Miss Emily's death when Homer's corpse is found sealed in an upstairs room (Faulkner 323–327). This paints a picture of a lonely, desperate woman. Miss Emily was isolated with just a butler for company. That does not make her a murder. Emily Grierson is innocent of murder because any evidence is circumstantial or illegally obtained, Tobe cared for Miss Emily enough to kill for her, and Miss Emily is legally insane. Any evidence against Miss Emily is circumstantial or illegally obtained. When Miss Emily bought arsenic, the druggist labeled it as being "For Rats" (Faulkner 325). The townspeople assumed it was for suicide (326) but did not question it. The arsenic could have been used for any number of pests around the house. Around Miss Emily's time, arsenic was being used as part of a beauty regiment ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 23. A Rose For Emily Grierson's Life Essay Being that I am an only child, I am very family–oriented. When I was young, I lost my grandfather to esophageal cancer. As a result, I shut everyone out of my life, so I would not get close to anyone and have them taken away from me as well. The protagonist, Emily Grierson, in the short story "A Rose for Emily," has shut everyone out of her life due to the death of her loved one, just as I did. Crystal's essay, "One for us..." describes how Grierson's community would not accept her private life, and they turn her personal life into a public conversation. According to Willow D. Crystal, William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" suggests the relationship between private and public can have an effect on one's life. I agree, but I would add that the power of death may lead to insanity. I agree with Crystal's argument that Grierson's community shows no separation between the private and public life regarding Emily Grierson's life. For example, as stated in "One for us...", "Miss Emily's house begins to emit an unpleasant smell, the town officials decide to solve the problem by dusting her property with lime" (792). This intrusion reveals that the town's officials have no respect for Grierson's personal life. To show that the officials respect her privacy, they should have inquired about how they could assist with containing the odor, rather ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Death surrounded the woman and as time passed death ultimately triumphs. According to Willow D. Crystal, William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily" concludes that the relationship between private and public can have an impact on one's life. I agree, but I would include that insanity can come to surface if one is surrounded with too much death. Miss Emily wanted to remain private, but her neighbors ignored that request. The woman was in denial of the passing of her father, so she killed someone, so they can be close to her because her father was no longer with ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 25. Essay on the Structure of William Faulkner's A Rose for... The Structure of A Rose for Emily William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" is a story that uses flashbacks to foreshadow a surprise ending. The story begins with the death of a prominent old woman, Emily, and finishes with the startling discovery that Emily as been sleeping with the corpse of her lover, whom she murdered, for the past forty years. The middle of the story is told in flashbacks by a narrator who seems to represent the collective memory of an entire town. Within these flashbacks, which jump in time from ten years past to forty years past, are hidden clues which prepare the reader for the unexpected ending, such as hints of Emily's insanity, her odd behavior concerning the deaths of loved ones, and the evidence that the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... When the people of the town try to explain away her odd behavior, they "did not say she was crazy then" (paragraph 28). This implies that although at that time she wasn't considered insane, and although the narrator never states so directly, there will come a time when she will be. An important idiosyncrasy of Emily's that will help the reader to understand the bizarre finale of the story, is her apparent inability to cope with the death of someone she cared for. When deputies were sent to recover back taxes from Emily, she directed them to Colonel Sartoris, an ex–mayor that had told her she would never have to pay taxes, and a man that had been dead for ten years. Years before this incident, however, after her father had died, she continued to act has if he had not, and only allowed his body to be removed when threatened with legal action. Considering the fate of her lover's corpse, one suspects she would have kept her father's corpse also, had the town not known of his death. Littered throughout the story is evidence that the murder took place. When Emily takes up with Homer Barron, a man whom the narrator makes clear was not the marrying kind; rumors start to fly about the two at a time when it was not considered proper for a man and woman to live together. The town, her relatives, and the Baptist minister disapproved of the relationship, and Emily was in danger of loosing Homer. A year after the relationship begins, and the pressures to either marry ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Rose For Emily Outline I. A Rose for Emily is an excellent short story because of the endless possibilities of creative interpretation. A. Setting B. Tone C. Themes D. Conflict II. Setting A. Spatial– Jefferson, Mississippi; Yoknapatawpha County B. Temporal– approximately 1861–1933 C. General– post civil war era D. Particular– inside the Grierson house E. The setting is important in this story because Faulkner uses it to set the tone, reveal the theme and present a conflict in the story. III. Tone A. Gossipy– Section I; the women show up to the funeral to see the inside of Emily's house. B. Pity– Section III; the town feels sorry for Miss Emily as they see her for the first time in years. C. Angry– Section IV; the townspeople assume she will kill herself and go on to say that it would be the best thing to happen to her. IV. Themes A. Isolation– Emily physically and emotionally isolates herself from everyone. B. Compassion– by revealing Miss Emily's insanity. V. Conflict A. With society; Emily's father refused every suitor that sought her which in turn doomed her to live a solitary life. VI. William Faulkner uses the setting in A Rose for Emily to indicate the tone, reveal the theme and suggest a conflict which creates endless possibilities of interpretation. A Rose for Emily is an excellent short story because of the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Before her father died, he refused every suitor that pursued her; which in turn doomed her to live a solitary life (Faulkner). "Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead," (Faulkner). This shows the internal conflict that Emily has with society. She acts as if her father never died and continues to hold her head high and shut herself off from the rest of the world. William Faulkner uses the setting in A Rose for Emily to indicate the tone, reveal the theme and suggest a conflict which creates endless possibilities of
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  • 30. Mental Illness In A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper Mental illness affects millions of people each and every day. Mental illness can range from minor setbacks, to larger, more significant issues like insanity. The underlying theme of many American literature often deals with what causes mental illness. In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," the authors both assert a similar theme. In Faulkner's short story, a woman goes through a psychological change as her isolation from the rest of her town increases over time. Gilman's short story is about a woman that is locked up by her husband until her depression turns into insanity. Faulkner and Gilman use similar writing styles to effectively suggest that isolation leads to mental illness. With ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Though they both assert the same theme, Gilman and Faulkner use different point of views to show the reader the theme. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," Gilman writes the story in first person to show the reader what an insane person's thoughts could be. The unnamed woman in Gilman's story consistently uses "I" and "Me" to give the reader a more personal account on how isolation was affecting her mind. Gilman uses first person to effectually depict how her isolation from the world caused her to become paranoid of what her husband, John, was trying to do by keeping her in the house and also start to obsess over the wallpaper. The reader can see how her thoughts eventually turned from being paranoid to only be about the wallpaper. Instead of a first person point of view, Faulkner writes in the third person point of view. In "A Rose for Emily," Emily does not tell the story. Instead, the town tells the story about Emily's life. By using an outsider's point of view, Faulkner gives the reader a different perspective on how isolation causes insanity. He uses third person to effectively illustrate the physical part of insanity. Emily started to isolate herself from the rest of the town and murdered her fiance just so that she could always be with him, even sleeping with him so long that there were hard indents in her pillow. The reader can see how the town saw her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 32. The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman And A... Unaccustomed The short stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "A Rose for Emily," written by William Faulkner, have a lot in common regarding the main characters. Each narrative focuses on the lifestyle and behavior of a bizarre woman who has been kept away for a certain period of time. One could argue that these women were not initially deranged, though something must have occurred to send them on such a downward spiral. The main characters in each account, Jane and Miss Emily, endure situations in their lives which prove to be crucial in the development of their mental illness, and being isolated gradually causes their illness to escalate. Jane and Miss Emily both face a monumental change in their lives, which results in the conclusion that mental illness is the cause of their strange behavior. The women face profoundly different catastrophes; however, each occurrence involves their families. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," during an exchange between John and Jane, John explains, "I beg of you, for my sake and for our child's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind!" (Gilman 137). Jane gives birth to a little baby boy, which is when her life takes a turn for the worse. Jane begins showing unusual, if not utterly insane, behavior, as well as depression and anxiety, which is a result of her post–partum depression. In William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 34. A Rose For Emily Literary Analysis William Faulkner was an American novelist and short storyist who wrote numerous stories and novels throughout the 1920s–1960s. Faulkner was unlike the other authors of his era such as Charles Dickens, as his works commonly provoked a psychological response of the reader. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949, for his major literary works The Sound and the Fury, various screenplays such as Stream of Consciousness and as I Lay Dying. He also is known for his works following the life of the impoverished white population of the south, in which he maintained the gravity of emotion as he highlighted the unglamorous, raw lives of the poor in Oxford, Mississippi. These observations also contributed to the intensity and common setting in the same fictional county of his later novels Sanctuary, A Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!. Not only did Faulkner compose novels which taxed one's psyche, but he also wrote technically challenging novels such as The Wild Palms, which can be credited to fathering the modern styles of writing. Of his short stories, he continued using his observations of southern culture in the 1930s, as well as used intrinsic language to compose various works, such as The Unvarnished, yet both, his style and common themes meld together in his 1930 short story A Rose for Emily. A Rose for Emily follows the life of Miss Emily Grierson through the lense of the changing town of Jefferson, Louisiana. The story begins and ends with Emily's death, in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 36. Emily Grierson Insanity "A Rose for Emily", by William Faulkner, pursues the story of Miss Emily Grierson's life during and after the death of not only her father, Mr. Grierson, but her love interest, Homer Barron. In the occurrence of the deaths, Emily's behaviors are classified as insane, meaning she is in "a state of mind preventing normal perception, behavior, or social interaction." (Koshland 931). An abounding amount of events develop to prove Miss Grierson's insanity. Emily's lonesome emotions and strange behaviors expose Emily as distant and quiet when interacting with others, revealing her insanity throughout the story. Most of the time, insanity is noticeable as crazy or weird, but in Miss Grierson's case, insanity is pure loneliness. Short after the death of Emily's father, the townspeople arrive at the Grierson household to retrieve the body of Mr. Grierson, only to find Emily in denial. "Miss Emily met them at the door...with no trace of grief on her face. She did that for three days...she broke down, and they buried her father quickly," (Faulkner 27, 84). Daniel Koshland explains the reason of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... "If that's what you want. But the law requires you to tell what you are going to use it for." Emily has a simple reply of, "for rats," (Faulkner 42, 85). After Emily buys the arsenic, she goes back home to prepare for the killing of Homer. Not much is said about Homer's death, and there simply is not much to talk about when it comes down to what exactly happened. "And that was the last we saw of Homer Barron. And of Miss Emily for some time," (Faulkner 47, 86). After the death of Homer, Emily hides herself away, exhibiting the same behaviors as she did after the death of her own father. Miss Emily starts showing insane behaviors by distancing herself once again. Emily's emotions force the townspeople to believe she wants no help from them, making the townspeople to feel bad for Miss ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 38. The Yellow Wallpaper, By William Faulkner In a struggle to retain what they believe is tangible, two very different, yet so analogous women are introduced in the diverse domains produced by two authors. The first, Charlotte Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," where the narrator is a woman from an upper middle class upbringing who's taken to a house by her husband for their summer vacation where she begins to feel confined and the later, William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," where Emily is the daughter of an influential man who does become confined to her house after her father passes away. Although their stories are written by two very different people, the women share an eerie resemblance as they begin to fall into an insanity driven by fixation. To explore and understand these connections, one must look into themes and symbolisms to further magnify the foundation of their stories. The initial similarity between both women is their state of being alone in love. After all, the narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper" finds no comfort in her husband, although she attempts to convince herself that he loves her, she also finds herself wishing him away stating "I am glad my case is not serious!" as it would lead John to stay all night with her confining her even more that she already feels that she is (958). Alternately, the reason Emily from "A Rose for Emily" is left alone in her house is due to the fact that her sweetheart had abandoned her after her father had died, which contributed to her state of isolation (715). It ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 40. Loneliness to Insanity and Madness in A Rose for Emily... From Loneliness to Insanity in A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wall–Paper In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states that within a patriarchal society "woman does not enjoy the dignity of being a person; she herself forms a part of the patrimony of a man: first of her father, then of her husband" (82–3). Both Emily Grierson in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and the narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall–Paper" are forced into solitude simply because they are women. Emily's father rejects all of her prospective mates; the husband of Gilman's narrator isolates her from stimulation of any kind. Eventually, Emily is a recluse trapped in a deprecated home, and the narrator in Gilman's story is a delusional ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After living so long as a victim of loneliness perpetrated by her father, Emily decides that she will be vindicated–she will have her man. She orders a toiletry set to be engraved with Homer's initials, purchases an outfit and a nightshirt for him, and buys the arsenic that is to seal his fate. When the townspeople enter her house for the first time in forty years, they find a bridal tomb: a tarnished toiletry set, a neatly pressed suit, and a rotting Homer Baron clad in the nightshirt wearing a "profound and fleshless grin" (87). Just as the "patrimony of a man" destroys Emily, it also destroys the first–person narrator of "The Yellow Wall–Paper," secluded from both life and reality by her over–protective husband. The narrator is both creative and eccentric; her husband is "practical in the extreme" (160). She believes that "congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her] good" (160). Her husband, however, believes in the strength of conventional medicine such as the "rest cure" for nervous diseases (164). Like Emily's father who denies her a family and a life of her own, the husband of Gilman's narrator denies not only her desire to write, but also her craving for "society and stimulus" as she struggles to find a creative outlet (160). This appears a type of solitary confinement for such a creative being, and it should come as no surprise that she is crazed after months ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 42. A Rose For Emily Grierson Character Analysis An anonymous source once said, "A woman written in mystery is worth a curiosity trip." In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", Miss Emily Grierson was a mysterious and very secluded woman. Jefferson County gave residents the chance to witness the person behind Emily Grierson and her terrifying household. Once Miss Emily died, her house was opened for the public to investigate. Emily Grierson had to be the prime specimen for being psychotic. Acquiring carcasses and receiving the genes from one mentally ill aunt, were just to reasons for her synopsis. Trying to uncover what underlies Emily Grierson is a mystery waiting to happen. Withholding corpses and denying that the person was ever dead would have to be the definition of insanity. When Miss Emily's father passed away, the ladies of the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Notice in the whole story, she only kept the people who somewhat loved and cared about her. She felt an attachment towards them and felt as though if she kept their bodies, she will still be loved. As some would see this as grotesque and disgusting, others would see this as a need for protection. Emily kept the bodies lying in a compromising position and even bought Homer men essentials to keep him 'happy' even though he was dead. William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", displayed a dark and gothic tone and theme. Miss Emily was not only mentally ill, but was an old lady that needed the help that she deserved instead of people talking about her. Emily Grierson exemplifies a psychotic nature by preserving deceased bodies and by inheriting her insanity from her own aunt. Instead of assuming her insanity and questioning about her, people should have actually been worrying for the reason behind this chaos. Society judged her and gave her labels based on her surprising and disturbing actions. Being insane was just a normal for Miss Emily ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 44. The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman The surroundings which one is placed in can drastically contribute to their mental state. Deterioration and a lack of stimulation will be reciprocated within the mind of the inhabitant. "The Yellow Wallpaper," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892, depicts a young, unnamed woman who is suffering with post–partum depression. In this time period, the treatment of mental illness typically did more harm than good as electroshock therapy, and the rest cure were the classic treatments of choice. Similarly, William Faulkner, the author of "A Rose for Emily", written in 1930, gives the reader an inside look upon an elderly woman experiencing mental distress. Although there are major signs of an issue being present within Miss Emily's old, southern house, the town chooses to ignore and cover them up as to not disrupt the elderly woman who buys poisons without a reason and sleeps next to the dead corpse of her lover. Theme and setting play two very distinct and important roles within each of these stories allowing the reader to have a more complete understanding of the message the author is trying to convey. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," the narrator, already suffering with Post–Partum Depression, is further constrained when her husband John prescribes her resting treatment for her illness. John clarifies that she must lie in bed in the same, enclosed room, refrain from using her imagination and especially abstain from writing. This, in turn, forces the narrator deeper into her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 46. Character Comparison for "The Fall of the House of Usher"... Interpretation of Fiction January 31, 2012 "Until Death Do Us Part" Through both "The Fall of the House of Usher" written by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Rose for Emily" written by William Faulkner, we see common themes of a gothic genre filled with rhetorical twists and turns. The dynamics in each work are elaborately depicted through the eyes of two narrators who are watching these pieces unfold. Many similar themes experienced in both Poe and Faulkner's work deal with the ideology of death and preservation in regard to the one's loved and lovers. Roderick Usher is the main character in "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Emily Grierson is the main character in "A Rose for Emily". In a thorough examination of both short stories, it is ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As the story progresses, the narrator also questions the unique relationship Roderick and his sister Madeline experience and how they participate in an immoral connection which is modern day incest. Furthermore, the insanity is present in Roderick when he expresses his desire for burying his dead sister in a tomb which is located under the house. This is also a direct connection for Poe between the title "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Roderick's depleting sense of sanity. As described earlier, the external structure is starting to decay which is a direct link to Roderick's mental capacity and the burial of his sister, who is believed to be dead, is a decaying of the internal structure due to the location of the tomb. "The brother had been led to his resolutions (so he told me) by consideration of the unusual character of the malady of the deceased, of certain obtrusive and eager inquiries on the part of her medical men" (Poe 1123). Here the narrator is commenting on the downward spiral he is observing in Roderick as the story progresses because he believes that the doctors that were unable to cure her sickness would inevitably dig up the body of Madeline and uses it for scientific research. As the story comes to a conclusion, the narrator petitions to Roderick that he has been hearing noises. Roderick exclaims that he had been hearing the noises that were being described for "many hours, many days" (Poe 1127). As the noises drew closer, both ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 48. Insanity In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily In William Faulkner's short story entitled "A Rose For Emily" the main character Emily's insanity was not always present throughout the story as much as she rather snapped when all of the stresses and pressures in her life grew to be too much. She dealt with the tragedy of her father passing with great grief, even going to the extent that she refused to believe he was dead for three whole days. Emily was raised by her father and they had a close relationship so it was understandable that she was distraught at his passing, but their relationship was not necessarily healthy. Emily's father is indirectly responsible for her insanity as ever since she was younger her father tried to control every aspect of her life. She grew up always being able ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 50. Control and Manipulation in A Rose for Emily and The... In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper, the two main characters exhibit behavior that some readers may consider unusual or even totally crazy. These two women are having a difficult time adjusting to the many changes taking place around them. In the midst of these changes, they face the struggles of being women such as post partum depression and love and rejection from men. Such problems become so overbearing that each woman ends up in their own delusional world which in turn, leads to their isolation and insanity. Gender issues, love, hate, insanity and isolation, are thematic connections in both stories and are important components of how each woman functions throughout the story and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... When the woman gets out of bed to investigate the wallpaper in the room, her husband says, "What is it, little girl? Don't go walking about like that–you'll get a cold" (319). His choice of words of calling her a "little girl" belittles the woman and amplifies her feelings of being isolated, not only physically, but emotionally. Since her husband is away most of the time and leaves her in confinement, the woman immerses herself into studying the wallpaper "[following] the pattern about by the hour" (317). She follows all the twist and turns of the wallpaper, decoding each detail and discovers what she seems to be a woman in a cage. She spends all her time looking at the paper that she eventually becomes obsessed with figuring out the patterns. She begins to identify with the woman in the cage which could signify her imprisonment in the room and her being tormented by her husband's lack of sympathy for her condition and his dominance in their marriage. Just as male dominance is an issue for the woman in Gilman's work, Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" details how Emily's father and love interest dictate her life. Unlike the woman in "The Yellow Wallpaper" being dominated by her own husband, Emily Grierson was under her father's control since an early age. Her, father who was described as "a spraddled silhouette" and "clutching a horsewhip", would chase away any prospective mates for his daughter (Faulkner, 288). Such dominance and solitude carried on until ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 52. Comparison of William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and... The two short stories " A Rose for Emily" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" are two very similar but at the same time very different. The main characters Emily Grierson, from William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", and the narrator, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall–Paper," are both in the same boat that many women were placed in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. Both of these two stories were written in a generation that women were looked downed upon and made to feel less important than males. I feel these two stores are similar in terms of where women stood in society at that time and how society affected emotional downfalls in both of these main characters. These women are both the protagonists of each of those two stories who both go from being extremely depressed and lonely to absolutely insane. However, these stories are written in totally different point of views which creates two totally different outlooks. "A rose for Emily "is written in third person while "Yellow Wallpaper" is written in first person. Also, the characters are different in terms of that they have two completely different personalities. The two authors ideas in both of these stories focus on how women are looked down upon in different situations and generations in society at that time of history. The "Yellow Wallpaper" is written in first person, which kind of gives it a personal dairy feel into the characters mindset that is suffering from post–partum depression but the main ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 54. Insanity in A Rose for Emily Essay The author, William Faulkner, has a collection of books, short stories, and poems under his name. Through his vast collection of works, Faulkner attempts to discuss and bring awareness to numerous aspects of life. More often than not, his works were created to reflect aspects of life found within the south. Family dynamics, race, gender, social class, war, incest, racism, suicide, necrophilia, and mental illness are just some of the aspects that Faulkner explored. In "A Rose for Emily" the aspects of necrophilia and mental illness along with the societal biases that were observed in a small–town setting are seen to be a part of this captivating story. These aspects ultimately intertwine with the idea of insanity that characterizes "A Rose ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Also during that time period a common treatment for such disorders included a procedure known as trephining. This procedure included chipping a hole into the skull of the afflicted person. This procedure has endured through time and is still used today in a more refined way to treat medical problems like migraines and skull fractures. When dealing with mental afflictions, Ancient Egyptians recommended modern methods like engaging in recreational activities like dancing, and painting. In the past it has also been common to lock up in jails or dungeons individuals who were mentally ill and who acted out. In the 17th century drugs like laudanum, unguents, opium grains were used as sedatives to ease the torment that mentally ill individuals would endure. At certain points in time, the mentally ill were housed in monasteries up until asylums were created and used to hold these individuals. A person's insanity can often lead to them being judged and looked down upon by society because they can't understand that their actions are not accepted in society. This statement is true in relation to the story, "A Rose for Emily", in the story it is seen how the townspeople speculate about the strangeness of Emily and her family. The story is narrated by several generations of men and women from the town and unlike other stories, the chronology is all over the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 56. Themes In A Rose For Emily William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" first published in 1931 is a tragic story of a southern woman, Miss Emily Grierson, who is the subject of the town's obsession. The narrator, a member of the town, tells the story of what occurs in a decaying old southern house that is always being seen by the townspeople. They witness Miss Emily's life, her father's life, her turn to insanity and the death of both her and her lover's life. There are many themes within "A Rose for Emily," the color of Emily's hair, isolation among others and death. The themes are communicated through the plot if the story such as the description of Emily's hair, he insanity and tradition. Miss Emily Grierson was born in a polished family Isolated at an early age by her family. Emily is shown as superior by the townspeople, who thinks of her as a "tradition, a duty," even though they find her arrogant and mocking. Emily is shown to be have a mental breakdown following the death of her father. She begins to accept his death, then retreats into her house with a mysterious sickness. One day, Homer Barron and his crew of laborers come to town to build sidewalks. Emily starts to have an interest in Homer in spite of the disapproval of the townspeople, who argue that he is too low class for Emily to like him. Emily buys some arsenic poison, but she refuses to explain why. Years later, when Emily dies, the townspeople find a man's skeleton in her bed. The story strongly suggest that the skeleton is Homer Barron. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 58. The Tell Tale Heart Literary Analysis Developing Horror Horror is fiction that scares the audience or gives an eerie mood. Each short story develops horror is its own way. "The Tell Tale Heart" is about how an old man is murdered because of his evil vulture eye. "A Rose for Emily" is about how an old woman poisoned her lover to keep him from leaving. "The Lottery" is about how this town has a drawing to see who will be the sacrifice to the crops. Horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Lottery" with many elements of horror. First, horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart" by the insanity of the narrator. The narrator believes he is a sane person, but contradicted himself when he kills the old man. This creates a complex in the character's mind. When the police shows because the neighbors heard a yell, he begins to hear the old man's heartbeat, but his guilt consumes him and he confesses to murdering the old man and putting his body underneath the floorboards. Also, in the beginning of the story, the narrator describes why he wants to kill the old man. "It was impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night" (Para. 2). His insane idea of killing the old man because of his vulture eye pops into his thoughts without a preconceived notion of doing so. The murder is premeditated and thought out as each night he cracks the door open and glares the lantern directly at the vulture eye. The insanity of the narrator develops "The Tell Tale Heart" into horror. Next, horror is developed in "A Rose for Emily" by the southern gothic elements. Emily's psychological issues depict a twisted turn in the story. When Emily keeps her father's body in her house for three days after he died, it sets up for a future turn of events. After she dies, the town women go to her house, but when they get to her house and go inside; they discover her lover petrified in the upstairs room. "The man himself lay in the bed. For a long while we just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin" (Para. 58). Homer, her lover and husband to be, was dead in the bed. Emily poisoned him because she did not want him to leave again, so she could keep him forever. She is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 60. Analysis of A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner and The... In the short stories "A Rose for Emily" written by William Faulkner and "The Yellow Wallpaper"" written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the protagonists experience mental illness, loneliness, feelings of being in control of their lives, and feelings of being insane. Both main characters struggle against male domination and control. The two stories take place in the late 1800's – early 1900's, a time where men's place in society was superior to that of women. Each story was written from a different perspective and life experiences. "A Rose for Emily" was written by a man and told in third personal narration, while "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written by a female and told in first person. In "A Rose for Emily" Miss Emily Grierson faces the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The two cousins are forced to leave by Miss Emily with help from the townsfolk who could not stand the cousins. Homer is seen sneaking back into the house once the cousins are gone, and Miss Emily is not going to let him leave her again. Her insanity has driven her to the point that she poisons him one evening and lies in an embrace with him. "The Yellow Wallpaper" tells of the journey into insanity (brought on by postpartum depression?) of a physician's wife. Persuaded by her husband that there is nothing wrong with her, only temporary nervous depression, a diagnosis that is confirmed by her brother( Gilman, 647). What is telling is that she suspects perhaps her husband John is the reason she does not get well faster. She and/or we are led to believe that they have rented a colonial mansion for the summer for her to get well. She is however isolated in a home three miles from the village and on an island. (Gilman, 648). She wants to stay in the downstairs room with roses and pretty things, but her husband insists on the room at the top of the house ostensibly because it has room for two beds. But the room's description of barred windows and walls with rings and things in them (Gilman, 648) could leads the reader one to conclude that this is his own private asylum, and not "a nursery first and then a playroom and gymnasium" (Gilman, 648) as the woman believes. It is this room, and more precisely the wallpaper in the room ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 62. The Tell Tale Heart Literary Analysis Developing Horror Horror is fiction that is meant to scare or give an eerie mood. Each story develops horror is its own way. "The Tell Tale Heart" is about how an old man is murdered because of his evil vulture eye. "A Rose for Emily" is about how an old woman poisoned her lover to keep him from leaving. "The Lottery" is about how this town has a drawing to see who will be the sacrifice to the crops. Horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Lottery" with many elements of horror. First, horror is developed in "The Tell Tale Heart" by the insanity of the narrator. The narrator believes he is a sane person. He contradicted his thought by killing the old man. This creates a complex in the character's mind, but when the police shows because the neighbors heard a yell. Then, he begins to hear the old man's heartbeat, but the guilt consumed him and he confessed to murdering the old man and putting his body underneath the floorboards. Also, in the beginning of the story, the narrator describes why he wants to kill the old man, "It was impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night" (Para. 2). His insane idea of killing the old man because of his vulture eye pops into his thoughts without a preconceived notion of doing so. The murder is premeditated and thought out as each night he cracks the door open and glares the lantern directly at the vulture eye. The insanity of the narrator develops "The Tell Tale Heart" into horror. Next, horror is developed in "A Rose for Emily" by the southern gothic elements. Emily's psychological issues depict a twisted turn in the story. When Emily keeps her father's body in her house for three days after he died, it sets up for a future turn of events. After she dies, the town women go to her house, but when they get to her house and go inside; they discover her lover petrified in the upstairs room. "The man himself lay in the bed. For a long while we just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin" (Para. 58), Homer, her lover and husband to be, was dead in the bed. Emily poisoned him because she did not want him to leave again, so she could keep him forever. She is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 64. Theme of Death in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily Essay Theme of Death in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" is a tragic tale of a Southern aristocrat, Miss Emily Grierson, who is the subject of a town's obsession. The narrator, a member of the town, tells the story of what transpires in a decaying old Southern house that is always under the watchful eye of the townspeople. They witness Miss Emily's life, her father's death, her turn to insanity and the death of both her and her lover. The theme of death runs throughout this tale, which is understandable considering the events that take place in the story. Faulkner uses foreshadowing to foretell events that will transpire later in the story. Because of this foreshadowing, a reader ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This description of Emily's hair is important, because one of Emily's hairs will be found next to Homer's body, and it also shows how Emily is decaying like the house and items inside. Early in the story Emily writes a letter on stationary of an "archaic shape" and with "fading ink". The references here are to the way she is always described growing older and decaying. Even Emily's house shares her "short squat" characteristic and "coquettish decay". The insanity of Miss Emily is also foretold in A Rose for Emily. When the body of Homer is found in her bed, the reader can understand that Emily killed him, because her mental stability had been questioned a number of times. The narrator begins these allusions to her mental state when he tells how the mayor, Colonel Sartoris, bestows a special tax exemption upon Miss Emily. Colonel Sartoris makes up a story so unbelievable that it is described as so outlandish that "only a woman could have believed it". Later, the townspeople talk about her great–aunt, the lady Wyatt, who had gone completely crazy. They wonder about "poor Emily" with the insanity in her family. Her mental state comes into question again when the town removes the body of her father. She is said to have "broke down" and finally let them in to take and bury the body. This is an obvious analogy to her having a mental breakdown. This is followed with the statement that the townspeople did ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 66. Miss Emily Is Diagnosed In William Faulkner's A Rose For... Miss Emily is Diagnosed The short story, ''A Rose for Emily,'' was published in 1930, which was the period of time where a lot of work written were left unclear at the ending. With this being said, many of the audience who read these type of work always made their own conclusions without the author really stating what had happened in their work. This was an easier way that authors found to sell their work. ''A Rose for Emily'' by William Faulkner was categorized as one of those type of work. The short story is about a woman who kills her lover, Homer. Homer considered below her, society wise. So, the events that led her to do kill him are signs that Miss Emily may had done it because she was sick. She shows signs of major depression and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 68. Comparison Of A Rose For Emily And The Tell-Tale Heart As conclusion, with able narrative and noteworthy images, both "A Rose for Emily" and "The Tell– Tale Heart" convey great horror to readers. William Faulkner creates gossip of townspeople to exhibit the story in non–chronological request. Edgar Allan Poe portrays the crazy murderer's admission with flashback to make the story resemble a real occasion. Despite the fact that one story's viewpoint is singular and the other is plural, and the arrangements of time are peaceful extraordinary, both of the narrations make the story unreliable. The unreliability is of central importance when the two authors keep readers be in tension. Also, Faulkner and Poe both utilize successful images to speak to the abhorrent atmosphere, which is a recognizing characteristic ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 70. Insanity and Madness in A Rose For Emily and Yellow... Insanity in A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper The women in Faulkner's and Gilman's stories are victims of male over–protectiveness. The men that rule their lives trap Emily in "A Rose For Emily" and the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper". Each character must retreat into their own world as an escape from reality. Emily is destroyed by her father's over–protectiveness. He prevents her from courting anyone as "none of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such" (82). When her father dies, Emily refuses to acknowledge his death; "[W]ith nothing left, she . . . [had] to cling to that which had robbed her" (83). When she finally begins a relationship after his death, she unfortunately falls for Homer ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After living so long as a victim of loneliness perpetrated by her father, Emily decides that she will be vindicated–she will have her man. She orders a toiletry set to be engraved with Homer's initials, purchases an outfit and a nightshirt for him, and buys the arsenic that is to seal his fate. When the townspeople enter her house for the first time in forty years, they find a bridal tomb: a tarnished toiletry set, a neatly pressed suit, and a rotting Homer Baron clad in the nightshirt wearing a "profound and fleshless grin" (87). Just as Emily is destroyed by her father's over–protectiveness, the first–person narrator of "The Yellow Wall–Paper," is secluded from both life and reality by her over–protective husband. The narrator is both creative and eccentric; her husband is "practical in the extreme" (160). She believes that "congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her] good" (160). Her husband, however, believes in the strength of conventional medicine such as the "rest cure" for nervous diseases (164). Like Emily's father who denies her a family and a life of her own, the husband of Gilman's narrator denies not only her desire to write, but also her craving for "society and stimulus" as she struggles to find a creative outlet (160). This appears a type of solitary confinement for such a creative being, and it should come as no surprise that she is crazed after months of lying in bed with no company other than ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 72. Essay Comparing A Rose For Emily And A Day's Wait Difficult times cause mental strain for many people. The first method to cope is to try to maintain control, and the second is to lose all power and spiral into insanity. William Faulkner explored this topic in "A Rose for Emily" and Ernest Hemingway in "A Day's Wait". Emily Grierson took the second path while the boy chose the higher road. Both Emily's and the boy's duress resulted in false beliefs and rash actions. The young boy's sickness in "A Day's Wait" caused psychological stress that created a mistaken idea of his impending death. The boy's stress stemmed from the notion that his minor epidemic of the flu would cause him to die. Without overwhelming emotion, the boy asked what time does the man "think [he is] going to die" (334). ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... With the thought of his inevitable death, the boy stayed strong with stoic dignity and self–control. While the man tried to reassure the boy, he said he "[does not] worry... but [he can not] keep from thinking" about death (334). Reeling in his emotion, the man remarked that the boy seemed to be "holding tight onto himself about something" (334). The boy tried to remain passive and "seemed detached from what was going on" (333). Emily's mental strain caused her sanity to collapse and forced reckless decisions. Emily's insanity originated from her family and her lack of companionship. Hinting at her insanity, Emily, when told to pay her taxes, told them to "see Colonel Sartoris" although he has been dead for ten years (219). Emily became crazy without company after her father died and her sweetheart "had deserted her" (219). Her great–aunt "had gone completely crazy" adding another component to her madness (221). Her father had "driven away" all the young men leaving Emily without anyone to help her cope with pain (221). Instead of reacting with self–control, Emily spiraled downward ultimately leading to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 74. An Analysis Of Southern Gothic Literature Assumptions that linger amongst exaggerations of the truth are the cause for unnecessary explanations of one's actions. Today, people are ridiculed for their differences. Humans, everyone included, have become accustom to the feeling of curiosity and have no boundaries when exploiting faults in everyone's moral and physical identities. In Southern Gothic Literature, artists and writers write to expose faults in southern culture. They expose faults by creating complex characters that were mentally unstable, choosing a spooky/odd setting, and addressing social order and morality. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is considered Southern Gothic Literature due to its complex character, Miss Emily, the eerie plantation home, and the lack of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Miss Emily's funeral presented an opportunity for the people of Jefferson to pay their respects to a long–time member of the community. The women came out of curiosity, but the men dressed in official Confederate uniforms "to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers, with the crown face of her father musing profoundly about the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre" (Faulkner 211). The ladies continued to disrespectfully gossip about her at her own funeral. Seeing Miss Emily under the bouquets of flowers presented an opportunity for the women to reevaluate all Miss Emily's quirks. Remorse for treating Miss Emily made the community talk as if they knew her. They only spoke well of her at her funeral. Another scene that clearly represents the claim of the community falsely acting as if they were close with Miss Emily is when the men were "talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps" (Faulkner 211). The funeral had opened the eyes of the community and their faults of never getting to know her. This is a type of respect that comes after not being able to do anything about the mistakes they could no longer make up for. This idea plays a role in owning up for the harmful assumptions they made. At this moment, the community hints to the reader that even though they created answers for her questionable insanity, Miss Emily's faults and moral identity is what made her the most popular person in Jefferson. In conclusion, the respect Miss Emily got after her death was pity respect that contradicts every accusation made upon her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 76. Examples Of Insanity In Literature Insanity and Its Effects on the Mind "We are all born mad. Some remain so." Samuel Beckett quoted this from his play "Waiting for Godot" which is about two men who keep returning to a particular tree waiting for the same person to come, but he never does. The definition of insanity, best described by Albert Einstein, is "doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Insanity comes up in all aspects of the daily human lives. In the short stories "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Rose of Emily" by William Faulkner, both authors show how insanity can effect one's well–being and daily routines. In each story the author presents the theme of insanity by having the protagonist hold on to the bodies of their dead family members, cut off communication from the outside world, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Both of the protagonist had cut themselves off from the outside world and most communication. Emily's never leaves her home after the strange disappearance of Homer. In fact, the story states that "the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man– servant–– a combined gardener and cook–had seen in at least ten years," (Faulkner 628). Emily had not let anyone come into her house for the past ten years, which is not something most people will do. Humans need contact with others in order to function normally. The Usher family had a different way of cutting off the outside world. They never married outside of the family tree. This cut ties with the community due to their secluded house and no need to go anywhere. Keith Neilson describes the isolation like this, "Usher becomes so lopsided that his prolonged isolation, ..., drives him to the edge of madness; along with the narrator, the reader sees him go over the edge," (Neilson). The Usher's did not realize what they were doing to themselves at the time, but they were slowing driving themselves ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 78. Faulty Truths In William Faulkner's 'Interview' William Faulkner's denial of differentiating between the factual truth and undeterminable knowledge deviates readers' attention from the direct significance of characters' state of mind, which also introduces an additional concept of their apparent insanity. A reader of Faulkner's work possesses faulty truths, which are nothing but mere constructive assumptions that have been built upon through a series of events taking place in the story. It is often difficult to comprehend what message Faulkner is trying to convey, hence the blurry border between truth and assumption becomes evident. Regardless, he still refuses to further explain himself. For instance, during an interview, Jean Stein asked Faulkner, "Some people say they can't understand your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?" to which he responds, "Read it four times" (Faulkner "Interview"). Faulkner is suggesting much more. Not only is the contrast of truth and assumption a reoccurring theme, but it is also represented by many of Faulkner's fictional characters, settings, and plot events. This representation is also a key factoring in diverting a reader's attention. For instance, in the case of Faulkner's fictional setting, Yoknapatawpha County, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Although such may be the case, it is important for readers to remember that they are being presented with numerous personas, some of which may not have any true significance to the plot. A key trait which seems to show up in many cases is that of a character's insanity. In "A Rose for Emily," Miss Emily is thought to be insane when she refuses to give up the corpse of her dead father and takes the life of Homer Barron because of her powerful attachment to them. Her apparently unstable state of mind reveals more information than what readers may have grasped within the first ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...