Literary Analysis Essay On A Rose For Emily

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Sinthia Gomez
Mrs. Wood
English 1
15 December 2016
Literary analysis essay
Letting go of the person you love the most can be difficult. These types of conflicts can lead to depression and cause people to do extreme things in order to not be lonely. In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Miss Emily is very lonely since her father died and is having an extremely difficult time letting go. Miss Emily denies her father’s death for three days and finally gives in. Later Miss Emily finds Homer Barron. Homer Barron and Miss Emily become close friends. As soon as Miss Emily begins to believe she has find love again Homer Barron decides it is time for him to go. This causes Miss Emily to do extreme measures to keep Homer Barron by her side. In, “A Rose for Emily”, Faulkner skillfully utilizes imagery, foreshadowing, and symbolism to develop the theme of loneliness.
For instance, Faulkner uses imagery to portray the theme of loneliness by, “She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that
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“We saw a long strand of iron-grey hair” ( Faulkner 5). Miss Emily grew old and lonely. Miss Emily never found true love after her father’s death. Miss Emily assassinated Homer Barron in order to try to find true love. Miss
Emily forced Homer Barron into a commitment he did not know about since he was dead. Miss Emily concluded her life by living a languishing life.
In final analysis in “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner utilizes imagery, foreshadowing, and symbolism to develop the theme of loneliness. Miss Emily goes through a lot of hard times. This causes Miss Emily to make extreme measures to get the life she deserves. Miss Emily decides assassination is the way out of her lonely life. Miss Emily assassinates Homer Barron and keeps him locked upstairs. Miss Emily grows old and eventually dies. Miss Emily still died a lonely because she had nobody to grieve over
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