Analysis Of William Faulkner 's ' A Rose For Emily ' Essay

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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 Emily’s town. The story uses imagery to create a picture in the reader’s mind of how the generations had improved their wealth; in this case that is children where the children were seen as cheap labor and Miss Emily did not have any…

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