Essay On Insanity In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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If a person isn’t brought up correctly, that person can suffer serious insanity. For example, if you raise a young girl or boy by completely cutting them off from the world, the child will grow up to be insane. In the short story A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner, a little girl named Emily grows up during the late 19th century and early twentieth century south. Emily’s father dominates over Emily her entire life and forbids her from seeing any man. She is unable to marry and start a family because of her father and his intimidating bullwhip. Emily also lived in an environment that was very judgmental. Everything that anyone in town would do was set on good morals. Emily wanted someone to love her as a partner and companion. Living a lonely…show more content…
Every action that anyone in town would perform was set on good moralities. Down in the south during the late 19th century and early twentieth century, there was a great representation of social order. There were really only two classes, the lower class and the higher class. To the elite and wealthy, the lower classes were seen as people that didn’t really matter. They worked for their money and tried to make a living through sweat ands tears. The higher class contained mostly people who were born in the wealth and barely had to work for their entire lives. A citizen who was apart of the elite couldn’t really do anything for their own well-being. They had to make choices that would settle with the fellow high-class neighbors. The essential rules were to act polite and sophisticated, wear fashionable clothes, marry other rich southern men, have beautiful children, and start all over again. Emily was a part of the higher class. When she met a man from New York named Homer, the town’s people did everything in their power to talk her out of it. No one wanted her to marry this man. You can understand how anybody would feel incapable of being who he or she wishes to be. Having a stronger need of mother hood, Emily did no listen to her fellow town’s people and married Homer. Having everyone against you can ruin ones healthy

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