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A Rose for Emily by William Faulker

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in english literature, literature and language

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A Rose for Emily by Faulkner is a conventional Freudian explanation of incest and necrophilia . The incestuous relation between Emily and her father had indelible impact on the future life of Emily . Her father ‘s motive to indulge her in assumed incestuous relationship is considered a protective tool . In to protect Emily ‘s inviolability from future potential suitors , he must turn against her , unaware of the consequences on the psychological and emotional life of Emily

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asserted that sexual repression causes psychological abnormality Emily ‘s overprotective and domineering father deprives her of a normal liaison with the opposite sex by chasing away any probable mates . So denial of a normal relationship and incestuous relationship with her father makes her an introvert and outcast for society . She takes refuge in solitude . Since her relation with father was so intimate , her aberration at the death of her father is a natural phenomenon . She refutes his death and keeps his dead body . Later in the story , she wants to develop a normal mundane life , when she allowed the children to come in to her house for painting and herself extended her relation with Homer . But again social actors remain a hindrance in her way . Certainly the storyteller proposes that Homer himself may not exactly be enthusiastic about marrying Emily . Finally , Emily ‘s poisoning Homer can be taken as necrophilic act as she waited for the body to decompose before endorsing her oedipal fantasy . The discovery of a strand of her hair on the pillow next to the rotting corpse suggests that she slept with the cadaver or , even worse , had sex with it . In the fantasy of necrophilism , she might have played the imagined coitus with her father Emily ‘s repressive life therefore adds to her psychological abnormality necrophilia . Even if she commits a hideous crime , Faulkner portrays Emily as a victim of her circumstance


Faulkner , William contributing editor , Noel Polk . A rose for Emily The Harcourt Brace casebook series in literature . Fort Worth : Harcourt College Publishers , 2000… [banner_entry_footer]

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