A Rose For Emily's House Analysis

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Markie Scharch Literature Fiction English 2010-w02 Professor Tara Minor February 22nd 2015 “Emily’s House” In the story “A Rose for Emily” there are several symbolic elements. The symbolic element that stands out the most to me would be Emily’s house. In Gothic Literature I have learned that old homes normally are a significant symbol. In this story I feel that it was the most important symbol. During most of the story we are on the outside looking in. During the story it was shown for example “It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and cotton gins had…show more content…
He father was in the Civil war. While reading this story several times I seen that the narrator would put in descriptions one of them being “an eyesore among eyesores.” I would say that this is defiantly a from of double standers or as some say double judgment. Then you also see where the narrator doesn’t like this kind of uncontrolled development. You could also assume that Emily’s house should a sign of wealth. This wealth could have come form the earnings of the slaves or even that emancipated slaves. For the very last part of this judgment would have came from them not taking care of the house and letting it fall into…show more content…
After the house began to fall apart due to lack of care the home became one of those homes that the towns kids would run by scared. There must have been many stories about the death of her husband and what people thought had happened. When reading this story I imagine broken windows, possibly boarded up windows, paint chipping off the house, shutters hanging off, overgrown weeds and grass. I feel like this house with me seeing it like this in my head is the total opposite of what it really should be. I also feel like this is showing the regrets and hurt of her

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