A Rose for Emliy Analyical Eassy
Resistance to change is the theme of William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily.” A Rose for Emily is an in-depth exploration of how the main character, Emily Grierson, relates with the society. it is also a story about a woman who had been in the shadow of the overbearing nature of her father and society for a very long time.
The story tells readers of the death of Emily’s father and how she remained the way she was even before his death. Homer Barron, However, there were several events in her life that made their relationship harder. The primary reason is the visit of her two distant cousins from another state and Homer temporary leaving Emily to give her the chance to get rid of them.
After that, Homer returned, but that was the last time the town saw him. Speculation ensued and after Emily was buried they broke into her house to see the vestiges of her life. The townsfolk saw Homer’s skeletal remains and beside him a pillow with an indentation of Emily’s head.
The story portrays Emily as a victim. She had fallen victim to society: first, she had fallen victim to her father and society. Perhaps she had killed Homer to satisfy society’s rules that aristocrats should not marry laborers. Despite his murder, she still loved him and defied the town regarding an awful smell that emanated from her house. She had also been resistant to change by not accepting the death of her father and not accepting Homer’s death.