A Rose For Emily Tragedy Analysis

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Throughout life, a person can bear so much pain that can whirl its way into becoming a heart breaking tragedy. “We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that.” (302) “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is about a girl named Emily Grierson who faces a tragedy, leading to the unraveling of her life. Emily’s father has died and she has to worry about paying taxes when she was originally told they were not her problem. After mourning for her dead father she meets a boy named Homer Barron, and Emily begins to like him. Everyone was worried about what she was doing. Emily buys arsenic and the town rumors have it that she is going to kill herself. To change the scene and make it look like a wedding, Emily buys a couple of things like man's toilet set and clothing and people think she is getting married. When Homer entered the house, he never came out. Emily is dead downstairs, and Homer’s skeleton is found in Emily’s bedroom upstairs room that has been locked for over 40 years and laying there is an indented pillow of a head and a long strand of gray hair. William Faulkner…show more content…
For Emily, it is love at first sight. She instantly fell head over heels in love with him. Nobody really liked Homer and people in the town did not accept him since he was a laborer and came from the North. The town’s people said, “Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer” (302). It seems here that Homer isn’t accepted by the town and people seemingly did not have much thought and respect for Emily’s family. This also demonstrates how Emily was the only person to be accepting of Homer while the rest of the town didn’t accept him, but soon Emily would want Homer by her side for the rest of his life. He wants readers to understand how people can be rejected from society because of where they come from, and how it can affect and lead their
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