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Comparisons of love in "A rose for Emily" and "Sweat"

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September 25, 2006

Comparisons of love in "A rose for Emily" and "Sweat"

When we think about love, we usually associate it having positive effects on the lives of individuals. But as portrayed by William Faulkner in "A Rose For Emily and by Zora Neale Hurston, in "Sweat", the effects of love can be deadly. In "A Rose For Emily", Emily's love causes her to kill to keep, and in "Sweat", Delia's love causes her to kill to let go.

Because she grew up under a very strict set of laws, Emily comes into contact with very few men. Actually, the only man that has any influence in Emily's life is her farther, who she loves very much. As a direct result of her father's protective nature over her, Emily grows inseparable from her father. So when her farther dies, his death sends Emily into a deep depression. One day Emily meets Mr. Homer Barron, who after dating for a short while she falls deeply in love with. Emily falls in love with Homer because besides her farther, he is the only man she has every spent any time with. Emily sees Homer as

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