A Rose For Emily

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Cabaniss 1 Langston Cabaniss Mrs. Leigh English Comp. II 8 February 2011 Does Emily Deserve a Rose? In “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner, Emily Gierson’s life is portrayed at various times through a sequence of chapters that show an important series of events in her lifetime. When reading the short story, one sees how troubled and lonely Miss Gierson actually was. A Rose For Emily is a respectable non-fiction story that can teach its readers adequate lessons on how not to live everyday life. This paper will point out and show that it was due to Emily’s parental background, stubbornness and loneliness, and lack of self-confidence, that caused her life to turn out the way it did and have this story finish in the manner Faulkner made it. It is not until chapter two that the reader gets a good look into Emily’s background and see how her father was. This chapter first starts off a couple years after Mr. Gierson has died. Faulkner later goes into detail telling us how Mr. Gierson would act around potential suitors for Emily. The narrator states, “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her” (Faulkner 285). In this time it was very common of woman to get married at a young age and for young men to ask the father of the bride for their daughters hand in marriage before actually proposing
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