Analysis in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”


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Analysis in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
William Faulkner is well known from writing mythological stories about the American South. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner tells the story of a dying dynasty through the recollections of the community. The primary theme that is presented is the death of the romantic mythical South. It follows the declining fortunes of Emily the last member of her once great clan. The story starts with the funeral of Emily and then through flashbacks follows her decline through community flashback. The date of the story is not clearly defined but, appears start in the late-nineteenth and ends sometime in the mid-twentieth century.
In this essay it will argue that the central theme of the extinction of the...
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.....arrative for Emily. In this sense the unknown narrator creates the rounded character of Emily.
In conclusion, “A Rose for Emily” deals with the decline of the mythical romantic South through the life and death of one person. The characterization of Emily is unusual because it is done almost primarily from the symbolism associated with her house and the objects in it. It is through the house, objects and community observations that the narrator is able to create the character of Emily.
Works Cited
Faulkner, William, “A Rose for Emily” in Literature A Pocket
Anthology, R. S.
(ed), Fourth Edition, Penguin
Academics, New York, 2009: 139-148.
, R.S(ed), Literature A Pocket Anthology, Fourth Edition,
Penguin Academics, New York, 2009.