Emotions In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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Humans are an emotionally driven species, all of us have experienced emotions to some degree and each of us feels them at higher (lower) levels than others. One of the strongest emotions is love and this emotion can be as simple as “I Love chocolate!” or it can be so intense that other emotions, even our thought process, can be so suppressed that any rational thought is drowned out. In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner Ms. Emily’s love for a man was so strong she killed him and kept him in a bed in her house until she died herself. In the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe that when Annabel died he went to where she was tomb and spent his time lying beside her. While in “The Storm” by Kate Chopin loved her husband, though a part of…show more content…
Another such romantic tragedy is William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” when Juliet sits with her beloved Romeo finding him dead from poison, she takes up Romeos dagger overcome with the grief and stabs herself; dying falls across Romeos body and joins him in death. We see this mostly in a younger generation who knows not fully how to handle the power of love and becomes so aggrieved that they see this as the only way to deal with the situation and are so wanting to be with the other if not in life but in death, the life after. This is depicted at the end when Juliet finds Romeo and says “What 's here? a cup, closed in my true love 's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end: O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly drop To help me after? I will kiss thy lips; Haply some poison yet doth hang on them, To make die with a restorative” (Shakespeare, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare) and when that failed she takes Romeo’s dagger and joins him in death. This love care be measured and a different version of fear and loss. In this case it would be the loss of what could or should have been. A fear that without this person love could never be felt again in any form. Love again does is
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