The message of a rose for emily is that through the

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understanding the message of the story and understanding who Miss Emily Grierson really is. The message of "A rose for Emily" is that through the loss of decadence and lack of motivation, the physical and mental decline of a human being is inevitable. One passage that clearly demonstrates Faulkner’s usage of this decaying theme in “A Rose for Emily” is: When we next saw Miss Emily, she had grown fat and her hair was turning gray. During the next few years, it grew greyer and greyer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron gray when it ceased turning. Up to the day of her death at seventy-four, it was still that vigorous iron-gray, like the hair of an active man. (225)” If the author is about symbolism . Yes, the author depicts symbolism in this narrative. I think the death of Emily symbolizes the death of the old social order as much as many townspeople try to be persistent in living in the old true ways. Emily tries to expert power over death by denying the fact that she denies death itself. Her relationship with the dead bodies of them men she has been in love with and her necrophilia is shown in her father’s death. Emily being unable to admit her father’s death she still clings to the paternal control which becomes the only form of love she was aware of. She only gives up her father’s body reluctantly and as well when Homer dies Emily once again fails to acknowledge it although she was responsible for causing the death this time (William).
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Surname 5 If he/she deals with death, questions of immortality, loneliness, suffering, nature, self- delusion or love. Maybe yes, maybe not but from what or how she puts across the character, Emily in the narrative depicts chances of stumbling in such questions. This cannot be asserted for sure since it can be identified as just a description of a character, however, this could go deeper than just a character. This is evident whereby, Emily in this book is the subject of the intense and controlling look of the narrator and the residents of Jefferson. The narrators identifies that in the lieu of the real connection with Emily, the townspeople in most cases create wrong impression and distorted interpretation of the woman of whom they know very little about. Her funeral, they attend under the guise of respect and honor but in reality, they only want to satisfy their lurid curiosity about the town’s most notable pervert (Morton). The most ironic that one gets from the story is that nobody is able to guess correctly the perverse extent of the true nature of Emily amidst all the gossip they make about her. Is the author is best known for characterizations? Yes, the author is best known for characterization and this is evident relating to the manner by which the character Emily is described in the narrative. Through the book, “A Rose for Emily” deaths hangs all over and from the narrators mention of the death of Emily as the story begins and through the description of Emily’s death that haunted life to the foundering of the traditions in the presence of modern changes. In every attempt to master death it prevails
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