A Rose For Emily, By William Faulkner

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Tapiwa Munyanyi A00377470 Research Essay on William Faulkner William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897.In the beginning he started as a poet, but he got his big break for creating Yoknapatawpha County, with works that included “The Sound and the Fury”, “As I Lay Dying” and “Absalom, Absalom!”(Polk). He wrote a Rose for Emily which is included in Norton’s Introduction to Literature text. Faulkner’s work was rewarded accordingly when he won a Nobel peace prize. Faulkner started from humble beginnings when he attended University of Mississippi but then later dropped out. We will explore the vocabulary Faulkner used, his sentence and idea structures and how his message was intended for the reader. Faulkner published “A Rose for Emily” in 1932.He uses a theme that is related to where he comes from, which is the south. Faulkner uses a flashback contrast how people had improved by saying in the second chapter that Miss Emily was “humanized” (Faulkner 311) showing that when she did not have anyone to depend on, she was helpless. When Faulkner wrote the story he used a narrator who was a young man, and how did the readers know of his age? The narrator would base the story on generations that grew up in …show more content…
In a Rose for Emily, Faulkner saw jumping from one scene to back to another would not make the story flow properly. Faulkner developed a technique to tie those scenes together .For example, in "A Rose for Emily, "the new taxman tries to collect Miss Emily 's taxes but then causes the narrator to use a flashback 30 years earlier when Miss Emily had a bad smell in her house, the word vanquished was used to describe Emily 's actions when it came to dealing with the smell: "So she vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the smell."(qtd. in

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