A Rose For Emily

A Rose For Emily

?Time which destroys and renews all things has placed us here.? This quote can be analyzed through William Faulkner?s A Rose for Emily. This story is about an old woman who was held in high regard in her society. She lives a lonely life due to the overbearing wishes of her father, who did not allow her to socialize as a young lady. Once her father dies, the town sees it as a duty to care for Emily as a way to pay respect to her dead father. Emily, at the end of her life, meets a gentleman and takes a great interest in him. The two of them are seen all over town as if they were an intimate couple. One day the man disappears and is never seen again. It is not until the end where he is found dead in a locked room in Emily?s house. Emily could not change the past and therefore could not change the future. She had shocked the community with her secret; her decision to ?stop time.?
As a young child, Emily is deprived of friendship. Her father is a well-respected member

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