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Spinster in a Community Essay

  • Submitted by: joulega
  • on November 12, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,304 words

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        A Spinster in a Community

The story titled, "A Rose for Emily", by Faulkner, William is centered around a spinster named Emily who during her time, had a hard time finding a companion. Right at the beginning of the story, we are introduced to the death of the protagonist, Emily who although a very distant member from her community, yet remains a well known identity in town. In the 2oth century, there was a negative connotation on spinster, as seen in “A Rose for Emily". Women during these time period were expected to get married, instead most chose a different path and truthfully, their situation was influenced by changes which kept occurring around this time period. The 1920s society at that time saw a shift, industrialization increased world war one left many scars, women's rights emerged and so much more.  

Overall, through this short story, we get to learn about an individual, Emily's resistance to change, the meaning and consequences of love and also the impact of a community towards an individual. On pg 362, the author starts, "Miss Emily has been a tradition, a duty and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon her town". This description let us the reader know, Emily was not just a regular girl, she girl born into a privilege class. Coming from a privilege class means much is required and expected from her, and marrying someone on her level or higher is a huge expectation.

Change in a way concedes with time, because as time goes by, we have to adapt to changes that society produces. This was a very hard realization for Miss. Emily, she had a hard time dealing with change.On page 362, it says" she remained the next generation the same". Emily's life was not conventional with society, rather it was quite secretive. She spent most of her days indoors and rarely socialized with her community. Despite her unusual life style, she seemed to accept things the way they were. Her father, a person dear to her heart was her great companion. That...

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