"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

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A Rose for Emily was a little decieving at first. The beginning of this story portrayed a women whom was somewhat forced to stay single by a possessive father who didn't want to lose his daughter. Leaving the reader to feel sympathy for Emily. It wasn't until later in the story where you began to see that this story was about fear and insanity. Fear of change and fear of being alone, and because of …

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…if she couldn't have him alive she thought she could keep him with her if he were dead, so she killed him. Because of her seclusion no one really knew just how bad it was. Not until her death did the truth come out about Homer. It is clear that all Emily wanted out of life was to be loved and have some companionship. Without these things she seemed to lose a sense of reality.