10.17.09 short paper 1.2 intertextuality

10.17.09 short paper 1.2 intertextuality - Emily Tsiao...

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Emily Tsiao English 131 Intertextuality in “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Emily Grierson lived the majority of her life an emotional orphan. The tragic loss of her father forced Emily to seek control of time and of her companions which is a consequence of her Oedipus complex with her father. Emily’s life revolved around her relationship with her male parent. Her father was a man who was proud of his position in Jefferson. His own selfishness and overconfidence in his family’s superiority led to his interference between Emily and any man interested in her. Emil was forced into submission by her father. Even at thirty, Emily was still denied contact with the opposite sex. A victim in this situation, Emily could not oppose her father and his stubborn refusal to introduce her to sexuality and society. With her father being the barrier between her and having normal sexual relations, Emily began to gain sexual feelings for her father after being given no other opportunities to develop those feelings for others. Emily’s predicament can be called similar to that of almost all women literature because of their shared feelings of isolation from someone they love or someone allowing the one they care about to confine them to a physical or emotional corner. For example, in the novel Jane
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2010 for the course ENGLISH 131 taught by Professor Amaleqeiq during the Fall '09 term at University of Washington.

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