Conflict in 'A Rose For Emily' Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Conflict in 'A Rose For Emily'
This paper looks at both external and internal conflicts in William Faulkner's work 'A Rose for Emily '.
# 118831 | 787 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 01, 2010 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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In this article, the writer considers internal and external conflicts as they pertain to the story 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner. The writer discusses that internal conflicts are those which are felt within the hearts or rather minds of the character, to which the reader is privy due to either a third-person narrative or first-person narration or soliloquy. The writer concludes that in the book Emily ultimately loses all conflicts, both internal and external, as she fades away a sad and lonely woman, and the town could collect its taxes through the liquidation of her estate, as she produced no heirs.

From the Paper:

"Emily was a proud woman, who felt that due to her family name, had to marry a man of high standing. In this way she developed a reputation for snobbishness, which would in turn bring about both an internal and external conflict, which would shape both her youth, and future standing within the neighborhood and ultimately her life. The internal conflict brought about by Emily's snobbishness was one of failed expectations. Emily felt inside that she was truly deserving of only the best, and thus turned away many deserving men who nonetheless did not meet her unreal expectations of her potential suitor."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 'A Rose For Emily': William Faulkner

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