I need help creating a thesis and an outline on A over A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Faulkner manages to brush on several issues that are related to the human life’s dark aspects. The author’s position is that it is impossible for one to find absolute good or evil. These are some of the aspects that form part of the human soul (Allen 689). The story reveals to its audience how a spinster is holding onto her lover’s body and refusing to let it go. The narrative tells a story of a murder that was due to possessive love. It also causes compassion and repulsion at the same time by revealing the face of death (Faulkner 670). The audience is made to understand that she punished her lover by forcing him to have an eternal life by her side.
The story manages to reveal that she was not afraid of death herself. Death had come to an agreement with her based on the principal of life to life. The cost to Emily was her personality and freedom. Faulkner manages to show how death can bring to light various dark human mysteries and secrets that will have the effect of changing indifference to sympathy. ‘A Rose for Emily’ is centered on a woman who has caused death to her lover but still went ahead and stayed by his decaying body for several years to come.
The story has a psychopathological and a horror sub-story that manages to excite its audience. However, the horror is predominant in the story (Allen 690). Emily is a conscious person that has freedom to make her own decisions as well a spirit that is independent. She looks at the world around her through the glass lenses tinted by her own personal rules. Impressive aspects of her personality are shown through her conduct (Faulkner 671). Many of her actions in the narrative are due to decisions of value. The story manages to cement the concept that if a person is resistant to change, the same person must be prepared to live together with death. Therefore, nobody must fully accept or resist change.