essay for a rose for emily

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Comparing new and old south in "A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner Outline
The story begins by explaining Miss Emily's life pre civil-war. When her father dies and the civil war takes place, the people in her town are forced to start living the ways of the "New South." Miss Emily locked herself in her home and refused to live these ways. The town idolized her for this. She looked out her window one day and spotted a man, Homer. They were a perfect match for they both showed examples of the new and old south. When Miss Emily kills homer and stores his body in her home, the narrator explains it as she is trying to "preserve the old south." Faulkner uses several things to differeniate the views and values of the "old and new South."

A: Miss Emily's father died
I: After Miss Emily's fathers death, the town continued to idolize her.
II: The town idolized Miss Emily, thinking she was an example of the " Old South."

B: Miss Emily is allowed to live my the ways of the "Old South."
I: People were forced to change their ways and live in the "New South."
II: The people didn't make Miss Emily change because they thought she was an example of how they should still be living.
C: Miss Emily meets a bachelor.
I: Miss Emily looks out her window and falls for Homer Barron.
II: They thought Homer and Emily went well considering they showed examples of both the

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old and new south.
D: Miss Emily kills Homer.
I: Trying to preserve her ways of living, Miss Emily kills Homer.
II: She also shows her dedication to the "Old South" by storing his body in her home for an extreme amount of time. Comparing and explaing "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner "A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner is a short story that uses the character Miss Emily to explain the difference the Civil War caused. The people went from living the ways of what they called the "old South" to the ways of the "new South." A short summary of the story is
Miss Emily refuses to change her ways and live the way she is supposed to, when she meets a man, Homer Barron, she kills him and stores his body in her home for 40 years.
However, in more depth the story is more about how the society made Miss Emily do what she did and handle things how she did. Miss Emily grew up in the South with a very controlling father, he was decribed as
"an imperious man, proud of his Southern heritage and his family's status in Jefferson."
When her father passed away, and the Civil War caused many changes of their lifestyles, people idiolized Miss Emily for refusing to live that way and thought of her as an

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example of the "Old South." Miss Emily locked herself in her home refusing to obide by the new ways of the "New South." Emily's father left her very broke and unable to work, she kept her black servant, and was acutually allowed to keep her same lifestyle. Other things that began to change was, she was offered mail service, taxes, but she just refused to follow the law. The town allows her to rebel because they need to "preserve the value of their old South." The story is purposley written out of chronlogical order so the reader's can get a better understanding of the South. Miss Emily's state of being an idol isn't always so great. Miss Emily is actually forced into "A life of solitude owing a denial of nature sexual affection." The town expects
Emily to behave in a certain manner. When Emily finally finds love, the town intervenes because "of course a Grierson woud not think seriously of a