Archetypes in A Rose for Emily
Archetypes are, by definition, previous images, characters, or patterns that recur throughout literature and though consistently enough to be considered a universal concept or situation. Archetypes also can be described as complexes of experiences that come upon us like fate, and their effects are felt in our most personal life. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner contains many of this particular critical method. Although there are several archetypes
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that she has finally accomplished something in her life. Emily is not ready to give up that feeling. The feminist struggle is hard to detect but it is still there.
In conclusion, there are two archetypes in A Rose for Emily: Emily’s father and Homer Barron. Emily’s father is the chief archetype because he is the reason for Emily’s breakdowns. She has been scarred for life which she obviously never over comes.