Literary Analysis

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Literary Analysis: "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner In William Faulkner's story "A Rose for Emily," the rose symbolizes many things from love, to hate, to revenge, and her feeling of being neglected. Emily is living a sad life. When she is growing up her father isolates her, and after his death, she is still sad and miserable. Her father leaves her alone, completely alone, and "a pauper, she had become humanized." The greatest thing …

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…life. The title fits almost perfectly, but "The Rose in Emily" is more appropriate. This is a more becoming title because Emily's life starts out closed with her father then opens with Homer only to quickly wilt and crumble. Even though most of Emily's life is filled with the thorn of the rose, the few red moments that she has will last for eternity because a rose might die, but its love is forever there.