A Rose for Emily
Due Dec. 5h
A. When I first met Emily while reading the story, I thought she was a role model and inspiration to the town of Jefferson, but that wasn’t the truth about her as the story goes on.
B. Emily is a victim of circumstances such as the pressure from the town and the status she had that led her into committing murder. I can relate to Emily in this case where you really love someone such that you contemplate about killing them or finding all possible means to keep them in your life. The future and its outcome at this moment she did not consider except fulfilling the desires of her heart and holding to the person ...view middle of the document...
This line shows the emotional pain building up inside Emily and the effect it had on her.
Throughout the story Emily struggles with the rejection of her sweetheart. The above mentioned situations show the emotional pain which impacts Emily’s actions negatively, and make her the center of gossip.
Pressure from the town
After the death of her father and the rejection of her sweetheart people felt bad for Miss Emily, and began to question her actions, especially when she said “I want some poison…I want the best you have. I don’t care what kind…I want arsenic” (Faulkner). In the above line when she buys the poison putting into mind everything that has happened we are not sure if she was buying the poison to kill someone or herself.
Miss Emily’s desperation for poison informs readers that there is a secret meaning behind the poison; its obvious Miss Emily wanted the poison for the desire to kill.
William Faulkner also uses secret meanings when quoted, “…and her hair was turning gray. During the next few years it grew grayer and grayer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron- gray… Up to the day of her death at seventy-four it was still that vigorous...