Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development

The Tragic Love of an Aristocratic Lady-----On Personality Distortion of Miss Emily

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Zhi Deng
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Zhi Deng
Available Online September 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
family restriction; lover's disloyalty; gossip; personality distortion.
Abstract

In A Rose for Emily written by William Faulkner, the heroine Miss Emily, kills her lover and stores the corpse at home for several decades. Miss Emily seems morbid, however, she is a tragic character who calls for sympathy. This essay is in an attempt to construe her murder case as an outcome of personality distortion resulted from the family restriction, the lover's disloyalty and the town people's gossip. Under their combined pressure, Miss Emily fails to fulfill her desire for love and withdrew to solitude until death

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-401-9
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.8How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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