Critical Analysis Of William Faulkner's 'The Coveted Monument'

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van Stralen, H., & Iken, A. M. (2013). The Coveted Monument. Psyart, 4. After I have read and reread the short stories listed in the Complete section of this week, I find that A Rose for Emily intrigues me the most. I think it is probably due to the way the story is narrated. I like the way it is framed in a first-person point of view but also relies on the feelings of many. In the nearly 90 years since William Faulkner produced A Rose for Emily, many writers, scholars and critics have written about the intriguing story and have produced many different opinions regarding the meaning of the title, the plot and numerous others points in the story. I have read this classic short story over and over and have drastically different ideas of why Emily did what she did depending on the point of view that I have at the time of the reading. This is my first look into a topic such as I am writing on now and feel quite overwhelmed with the idea that I have absolutely no clue what I am doing or how I am going to accomplish this task. It seems from reading the story and conducting basic research …show more content…
How long were they together? These are the questions that I have. I think it is safe to say for me, that I have more questions than answers when it comes to this story. I readily admit that due to the time frame of the story, I struggle with many of the interpretations and statements made. I love to read and enjoy short stories. I look forward to learning more about this class as it progresses.
References:
Scherting, J. (1980). EMILY GRIERSON'S OEDIPUS COMPLEX: MOTIF, MOTIVE, AND MEANING IN FAULKNER'S 'A ROSE FOR EMILY'. Studies In Short Fiction, 17(4), 397.
Klein, T. (2007). The Ghostly Voice of Gossip in Faulkner's A ROSE FOR EMILY. Explicator, 65(4), 229-232.O'Brien, T. (2015). WHO AROSE FOR EMILY?. Faulkner Journal, 29(1), 101-109. van Stralen, H., & Iken, A. M. (2013). The Coveted Monument. Psyart,

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