Downfall of an Archaic Society
Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, time waits for no man. William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" is about a “fallen monument”, Miss Emily Grierson, who chooses to die with her outdated beliefs (87). Miss Emily lives during the Post-Civil War in a town, which is changing into the
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lessons. Miss Emily doesn’t do the best with her opportunities. She has given up on the world and so she withdrew into her own little world. In the end, it is time, which brings down Miss Emily, and everything for which she stood for.
Faulkner, William : “A Rose For Emily”. Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing.
4th Edition Ed. Eds. Laurie G. Kirszner, and Stephen R. Mandell. New York: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 87-94.