A Rose for Emily Research Paper

A Rose for Emily Research Paper - Bailee Milner Professor...

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Bailee Milner Professor Poole Eng 1213 Research Paper 3 May 2011 Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner has been interpreted in many contrary ways. Most of these interpretations rely solely on hints found within the story. The possible meanings of both the title and the chronology of William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” have been debated for years, but together they, along with the language used by Faulkner, are what truly define the story. The title, “A Rose for Emily” is a part of the story that often perplexes the readers. According to Elizabeth Kurtz, “Recognition of the meaning of the rose in the title of William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” requires some recognition of the meaning of significance of a rose carried for a young woman”(40). The rose is often a symbol of love, friendship, and portrays an everlasting beauty. Roses have been used for centuries to illustrate an everlasting type of love and friendship. The only “rose” mentioned in the story is in the title. Faulkner allows the reader to the opportunity to interpret the rose's symbolic meaning on their own. For example, a dried rose between the pages of a book could point to
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