A Rose For Emily
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...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, insofar as it embraces all of the interaction between the past and the present, human loneliness and isolation, the search for love and companionship, the escape from the present and the truth, and death versus life. Each of these themes contributes to the reader's fuller understanding of the story but, given the impossibility of dealing with more than one in any satisfactory manner within the limits of the space offered, this essay will focus on the theme of the past versus the present. In While... Faulkner's "A Rose...