Analysis Of A Rose For Emily And The Dream Of The Future

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The Dream of the Future
(An analysis of A Rose for Emily and William Faulkner’s vision) William Faulkner most definitely may not be a household name, but he is an exquisite name and writer of short stories and in general, phenomenal fiction. Eventually, Faulkner went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature, but his beginnings are still rather intriguing. According to a biography of William Faulkner’s life titled William Faulkner published by Gale Research in Detroit in 1991, Faulkner has had mostly humble beginnings with a few odd exceptions that will make him another unique writer for his time. According to Skei’s biography, Faulkner quit school as a junior to work. Eventually he went to the University of Mississippi for one year as a special
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With that brief summary, it needs to be kept in mind that several works of earlier fiction by Faulkner contain the esteemed Sartoris family of aristocracy (Wulfman). To make it clear, Emily claims that the famed Colonel Sartoris from the confederacy issued a statement; if you will that Emily and her family do not owe taxes to the city as her father once lent a great sum to the city that was to be repaid through the relinquishing of taxes. In accordance to that, Emily refused to pay her taxes year after year. The other side, the city, wasn’t really sure of that as they constantly bugged Emily until they realized that they were not going to get compliance out of her. That courage that was displayed not only by Emily but by the officials who braved to meet with her and attempt to satisfy her is one element that Faulkner considered necessary to good fiction. It can be debated however if the courage needs to come from the author or from the characters in the story. For example, Mark Twain satirized his entire era and all of their views through his literature. To do that, he must have had a great deal of courage as he was essentially speaking out against what the majority was in favor of. On the other hand, you have A Rose for Emily and the courage demonstrated by the characters. In reflection, it would make sense that Faulkner meant his statement of enlightening oneself through fiction by the use of courage by using both courage in writing, and courage through the characters and the

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