A Rose For Emily
...Rose for Emily,” does not only withstand interpretation as a story whose main theme is the extent to which the past and the present may be viewed as coterminous but as one whose theme is the degree to which the boundaries between the two can, quite terrifyingly, overlap. Indeed, within the context of this narrative, overlapping is to the point of insanity whereby, knowing that she cannot marry him in life, Miss Emily murders Barron and marries him in death. Sexual perversity bordering on necrophilia... Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” may be only a few pages long but those pages contain a wealth of meaning. The meaning of the story, reflected in its various interconnecting themes, is highly complex,...