Probing into Emily’s Tragedy

Zhong-bao HE


A rose for Emily is regarded as the most famous short story written by William Faulker. Emily, the protagonist of the story, leads a tragic life. This paper contends that the main cause to her tragedy is her inharmonious relations with the society. Accordingly, this paper analyzes the relationship between Emily and the officials of the town, her father, the town residents and her relatives. Consequently, this paper concludes that the underlining reason for Emily’s tragedy is her failure in social relations.
Key words: Emily, tragedy, inharmonious
Résumé Une rose pour Emily est considéré comme la plus connue nouvelle de William Faulker. L’héroïne Emily mène une vie tragéqui. L’auteur pense que c’est ses relations inharmonieuses avec la société qui cause sa tragédie. Donc, cet article analyse les relaltions inharmonieuses entre Emily et les officiers du bourg, son père, les habitants du bourg et ses parents, et signale que la raison profonde de la tragédie d’Emily reside dans l’échec de ses relations sociales.
Mots clés: Emily, la tragédie, inharmonieux
摘 要 《獻給愛米麗的玫瑰》被認為是威廉•福克納昀著名的短篇小說。小說女主人公愛米麗具有濃重的悲劇色彩。本文認為導致愛米麗悲劇的是她周圍社會的不和諧的關係。有鑒於此,本文分析了女主人公愛米麗與鎮上官員、其父親、鎮上居民以及其親戚的種種不和諧的關係,從而指出社會關係的失敗是導致愛米麗 悲劇的深刻原因。
關鍵詞: 愛米麗;悲劇;不和諧

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