Spiritual

Rose for Emily

January 23, 2018

Rose for Emily

“Rose for Emily” (English A Rose for Emily) – a story by the American writer William Faulkner.The story is told as if by the inhabitants of the whole city. We learn about the tragic fate of Emily only by rumors. Involuntarily wondering why this type of narrative is. Rumors and prejudices played a huge role in Emily’s life. It is a kind of relic, a fossil, which the city cherishes, and from the very beginning it finds itself in the captivity of the role imposed on her first by the father, and then by the rest of the townspeople. While the whole country is moving forward, Emily is forced to maintain her reputation and live like a fossil in her family home. The special symbolism of this story is related to that period of history when the story takes place – the first decades after the Civil War between the North and the South and the abolition of slavery. It’s not by chance that Emily, whose family has so recently held plantations and slaves, falls in love with a hard worker who obviously symbolizes the factories and plants of the North. In this love story, a small but important piece of American history opens up.