An overview of the story a rose for emily by william faulkner

For example, the adjective "inescapable" corresponds to Part II, to the incident of the strange smell coming from Miss Emily's home. He is later found dead and decomposed in Emily's bedroom after her funeral.

Finally, he just recorded the reason as "for rats" and let her have it.

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The story is presented to the reader in a non-chronological order; this suggests that the story is being patched together by multiple people. On the dust of the pillow next to Homer they find an indentation of a head, and there, in the indentation, a long, gray hair. Discussing Emily and her father, the townspeople said "We had long thought of them as a tableau, Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door. Years later, when the next generation has come to power, Emily insists on this informal arrangement, flatly refusing that she owes any taxes, stating "I have no taxes in Jefferson. After her father's death, the only person seen moving about Emily's home is Tobe, a black man serving as Emily's butler, going in and out with a market basket. Massive temporal leap time: thirty years before Emily "vanquishes" the tax office, the townspeople complained about a terrible stink coming from Miss Emily's house. She sees murder as the only way to keep Homer with her permanently, and she treats him as if he is her husband even after she has murdered him. By presenting the story in terms of present and past events, he could examine how they influence each other.

The five descriptive words used in the sentence each correspond to one of the five parts in the order they are seen.

It then proceeds in a non-linear fashion to the narrator's recollections of Emily's archaic and increasingly strange behavior throughout the years. Emily shortly buys arsenic from a druggist in town, presumably to kill rats, however, the townspeople are convinced that she will use it to poison herself.

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This is shown in the story through Emily's conflicts with the town and her refusal of cooperation. Watkins enjoys this story in its entirety, and is impressed by Faulkner's ordering, as building suspense was an important aspect in the response. Emily Grierson had been oppressed by her father for most of her life and hadn't questioned it because that was her way of living. Instead, they decide to send men to her house under the cover of darkness to sprinkle lime around the house, after which the smell dissipates. Whether or not this theory is correct, it proves that the story is still being closely analyzed decades after it was written. It could be that he is set in his ways and does not want Emily to become distracted from her societal duties. Also, It reflects the decaying of the societal tenets of the South in the s. The town thinks that this might actually be for the best: after all, Emily is an unmarried woman over thirty the horror! Some parts of the story are repeated, such as Homer's disappearance, the idea that Emily and Homer will get married, and Emily's refusal to pay taxes, also indicating that the narrator is a voice for the town. For example, the adjective "inescapable" corresponds to Part II, to the incident of the strange smell coming from Miss Emily's home. Emily shortly buys arsenic from a druggist in town, presumably to kill rats, however, the townspeople are convinced that she will use it to poison herself. Okay: without further ado: The story begins at the huge funeral for Miss Emily Grierson. Emily lived in the house that she had inherited from her father when he died.

Instead, they decide to send men to her house under the cover of darkness to sprinkle lime around the house, after which the smell dissipates.

There was also the depiction of a cursed land due to slavery and the class structure based upon it and that no matter how the people clung to the glorious past and soldier on, there was a tarnished way of life that leads to an impending ruin. She continued to do that for three days until finally they were able to get past her, grab the body, and bury it quickly.

This is shown in the story through Emily's conflicts with the town and her refusal of cooperation.

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She was never able to grow, learn, live her life, start a family, and marry the one she truly loved. Homer Barron - Emily's romantic interest. Nobody has been to her house in ten years, except for her servant, so everyone's pretty thrilled to get a peek inside.

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Discussing Emily and her father, the townspeople said "We had long thought of them as a tableau, Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door.

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