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Criticism Of A Rose For Emily English Literature Essay

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: silvercat740 | Category: Resume design engineer mechanical

Emily Ratajkowski: Baby Woman. An actress reflects on growing up and the empowering impact of defining sexy on her own terms.

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    User1489023044 17 Jan 2017 22:24

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    Emily is the subject of the intense, controlling gaze of the narrator and residents of Jefferson. In lieu of an actual connection to Emily, the townspeople create subjective and often distorted interpretations of the woman they know little about. They attend her funeral under the guise of respect and honor, but they really want to satisfy their lurid curiosity about the town’s most notable eccentric. One of the ironic dimensions of the story is that for all the gossip and theorizing, no one guesses the perverse extent of Emily’s true nature.

    SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on A Rose for Emily.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2007. Web. 8 Apr. 2017.

    SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on A Rose for Emily.” SparkNotes LLC. 2007. (accessed April 8, 2017).

    Miss Emily, like her once grand house, is "a fallen monument" in the sense that she represents for her community a glorious aristocratic past, but this past has been rendered painful and shabby after the Civil War and modernization. One irony of this passage is that this Southern community is so committed to preserving its idealization of the past that it never investigates that past from the inside—the inhumanity and injustice of slavery in the South, the psychological damage done to masters and slaves alike—just as no one has entered the Grierson family house in years. 

    Notice also the different motives men and women have for visiting the house. The men dehumanize Miss Emily by treating her as merely a monument of their Southern heritage, while the women violate her posthumous privacy out of curiosity, even nosiness. In idealizing Miss Emily, the townspeople ironically neglect and even violate her humanity.

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    Emily is the subject of the intense, controlling gaze of the narrator and residents of Jefferson. In lieu of an actual connection to Emily, the townspeople create subjective and often distorted interpretations of the woman they know little about. They attend her funeral under the guise of respect and honor, but they really want to satisfy their lurid curiosity about the town’s most notable eccentric. One of the ironic dimensions of the story is that for all the gossip and theorizing, no one guesses the perverse extent of Emily’s true nature.

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    User1490258730 18 Jan 2017 06:23

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    Emily is the subject of the intense, controlling gaze of the narrator and residents of Jefferson. In lieu of an actual connection to Emily, the townspeople create subjective and often distorted interpretations of the woman they know little about. They attend her funeral under the guise of respect and honor, but they really want to satisfy their lurid curiosity about the town’s most notable eccentric. One of the ironic dimensions of the story is that for all the gossip and theorizing, no one guesses the perverse extent of Emily’s true nature.

    SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on A Rose for Emily.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2007. Web. 8 Apr. 2017.

    SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on A Rose for Emily.” SparkNotes LLC. 2007. (accessed April 8, 2017).