´´Lady Lazarus´´ and ´´A Rose for Emily´´

In the space of literature we can find a lot stories to compare and contrast. There are many stories that are so interesting and easy to read. This is where we can think about the fun we can get by comparing stories. We can also make people think about the importance of reading, not only to do a normal documentary, but we can do a funny one with a very good sense of humor. For example, this time I chose to compare “Lady Lazarus” with “A Rose for Emily.” In Lady Lazarus witted by Sylvia Plath there is a woman who though that death was an “art” and that was something that she tried many times, but unfortunately, for her, she failed on her attempts. On the other hand, we can see on “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner that Emily was a very suspicious woman, that at the end of this short story, she killed her “love.” I found some similarities on both stories. Even though, both stories are completely different, but for me both are dark stories and both stories contain death. There are two women that think that dead is something they can do when ever they want. if you pay closer attention on both stories, you can see the similarities they have, just by reading it. Of course, both of them are women and at the end they die, yes, in different circumstances and situations. Both seem to present mental disorders towards life. Both fall into this for things that happen to them in their lives (one for his past that keeps her by his own decision locked in his house until his death, ad the other by not at all normal desires to want to die or at least that represents the poem)

Dying is an art

Lady Lazarus is an strange poem with unusual expressions, a poem difficult to understand, but with a really strong meaning. A poem to death in reference to something that seems to be an easy way out, in what she gives us to understand that its difficult. In Sylvia's words, these verses became different in something that really catches her words and explain perfectly the feeling of death. On the poem, Sylvia says “Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.” (Sylvia Plath 43–50) what I understand in this line is that for Sylvia, dying is an art because is was something which she had worked relatively unsuccessfully until now and calls it art, because of how complicated it was but how much she seemed to enjoy her attempts. “I do it exceptionally well”, because it was her only object and what she was looking for, although it seemed that for her was not given to her, it can be appreciated that her goal is a kind of misunderstood art, because while she interpreted it as a whole art, to our eyes seems a complete madness/craziness.

This poem is inspired by a woman named Emily who was a very respected woman given to life so strange that she wore because she was a person who was isolated from everyone except for his two servants. Spent years without stepping out of use home or receive a visit, no one understood or knew the reasons for his exile but no one dared to question it either.
The only thing that was known about her was that her father had passed away and left her to lead a comfortable life without having to do something and without having to pay what at the time were like taxes, although she had secrets that nobody knew.
When people looked at her outside of her house, it was an event but nobody treated her with anything because it seemed that everyone was afraid of her.

This is a short movie of A Rose for Emily, explains everything of her life.

Death, Irony

Reading the two stories, we can see that they have certain similar things. For example, in Lady Lazarus, the protagonist suffers from mental dissorders, and I say this because she gives us to understand that she wants to commit suicide. In ´´A Rose for Emily´´ Emily had the same problem,she felt trapped, since her dad was like a person from very old times and wanted to treat her daughter equally. At that time women had no right to anything, only to be manipulated by men. We can see that they have similar, that is when Emily kills the man and lays him on the bed, is a murder type, as in Lady Lazarus sylvia murdered herself. She were always thinking in death,even though she had a normal death, she tried several times and unfortunately or fortunately failed in the attempt. Reading some articles on the internet I could realize the true death of Sylvia, not only she was the culprit, but her husband, she in some part suffered from depression but it was something that she tried to hide.

An article of mental dissorders. Explaining all of them.


Lady Lazarus:

´´The poem takes place in an imaginary space; Lady L doesn’t tell us where she’s speaking from, what’s around her, or even if she’s in any place at all. But throughout the poem, she evokes two main settings: the circus (or carnival — it’s not clear which), and the Holocaust’s concentration camps. The circus atmosphere is creepy enough, with its “peanut-crunching crowd” that undresses our speaker, but the concentration camp makes this look like child’s play.In “Lady Lazarus,” Plath describes the crematoriums that the Nazis used to burn Jews to death. She doesn’t provide long descriptions, but she gives us just enough information — the ash, the wedding ring, a gold filling — to instill in us a sense of horror. And rightfully so. These are the objects left behind in the crematoriums; these are all that’s left of the victims who have been burned to death.

In other words, to make a long story short, Lady Lazarus takes us to a really dark place in this poem.´´ https://www.shmoop.com/lady-lazarus/setting.html

A Rose for Emily:

´´A creepy old house in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, 1861–1933 (approximately)

Setting is usually pretty rich in Faulkner. SimCity-style, William Faulkner created his own Mississippi County, Yoknapatawpha, as the setting for much of his fiction. “A Rose for Emily” is set in the county seat of Yoknapatawpha, Jefferson and as you know, focuses on Emily Grierson, the last living Grierson. But, though Jefferson and its inhabitants are unique, we can see their town as any southern town during that period. The situations that arise in the story develop in large part because many Southerners who lived during the antebellum era didn’t know what to do when their whole way of life´´ https://www.shmoop.com/a-rose-for-emily/setting.html