I. | Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences and similarities between the personalities of themain characters from Curious Savage & A rose for Emily. |
II. | First difference between Mrs. Savage and Rose is attitude towards life.
A. Mrs. Ethel Savage is a slightly eccentric, extremelywealthy widow. And seeks to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams.
B. Emily is the classic outsider, controlling and limiting the town’s access to her true identity byremaining hidden.The narrator portrays Emily as a monument, but at the same time she is pitied and often irritating, demanding to live life on her own terms. |
III. | Second difference between Mrs.Savage and Rose is what they portray to the audience.
A. Mrs. Savage leaves the audience feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems attimes to only be motivated by greed and dishonesty.
B. Emily’s instabilities, however, lead her in a different direction, and the final scene of the story suggests that she is a necrophiliac.Necrophilia typically means a sexual attraction to dead bodies. Mr. Grierson controlled Emily, and after his death, Emily temporarily controls him by refusing to give up his dead body. She ultimatelytransfers this control to Homer, the object of her affection. Unable to find a traditional way to express her desire to possess Homer, Emily takes his life to achieve total power over him. |
IV. |SIMILARITY between Mrs. Savage and Rose
A. Emily herself is a tradition, steadfastly staying the same over the years despite many changes in her community. She is in many ways a mixed blessing. As aliving monument to the past, she represents the traditions that people wish to respect and honor; however, she is also a burden and entirely cut off from the outside world.
B. Being the recipient...