Analysis of the Changing Portraits in "A Rose for Emily"

Qun XIE

Abstract



In his renowned short story, A Rose for Emily, the master artist William Faulkner verbally paints the portraits of a tragic woman, Miss Emily. Throughout this story, Faulkner creates numerous figurative portraits of Emily, and makes her physical appearance change dramatically. The description of Emily’s changing physical appearance in different periods enables the readers to watch how Emily transforms from a slender lady to an old gloomy “bloated” one, and from an obedient, genteel young girl to a murderer and corpse keeper. This paper just aims to unveil Emily’s interior complexity and internal changes through the analysis of her external changes and at the same time attempts to explore the causes for her changes.
Key words: William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily, changing portrait, causes, analysis
Résumé: Dans cette nouvelle renommée, Une Rose pour Emily, la maître artistique William Faulkner décrit verbalement le portrait d’une femme tragique, Mlle Emily, et fait changer son apparence physique dramatiquement. La description de l’apparence changeante d’Emily dans de différentes périodes permet aux lecteurs de voir comment Emily se transforme d’une demoiselle splendide en une vieille figure morne et arrogante, et d’une jeune fille obéissante et gentille en meurtrière et garde des cadavres. L’article présent vise à mettre en lumière la complexité intérieure d’Emily et ses mutations internes à travers l’analyse de ses changements externes et essaie, en même temps, d’explorer les causes de ses transformations.
Mots-Clés: William Faulkner, Une Rose pour Emily, portrait changeant, causes, analyse

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720070302.009

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



Share us to:   


Reminder

  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; css@cscanada.net; css@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Canadian Social Science are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).

 CANADIAN SOCIAL SCIENCE Editorial Office 

Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada 
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net Http://www.cscanada.org 
E-mailcss@cscanada.net, css@cscanada.org

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture