Essay about rose for emily

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1. Arrange these events in the sequence in which they ACTUALLY occur chronologically (real time):
a. Homer’s arrival in town
b. the aldermen’s visit
c. Emily’s purchase of poison
d. Colonel Sartoris’s decision to remit Emily’s taxes
e. the development of the odor around Emily’s house
f. Emily’s father’s death
g. the arrival of Emily’s relatives
h. Homer’s disappearance

2. D, F,A,C,H, E, B,G

NOW list the events in the SEQUENCE in which they are PRESENTED IN THE STORY (the orchestration of PLOT).
1. Why do you supposed Faulkner presents these events OUT of their actual chronological order?

Faulkner wants the reader to stay in engaged and get an understanding of what could have lead up to the possible odor coming from
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“After a week or two the smell went away” ( Made an indication that the smell would not come back and the Lime took care of the smell)
c. “And that was the last we saw of Homer Barron”( Made an indication that Emily killed Homer with the Arsenic)
d. “And so she died” ( Made an indication that the end was coming or what would be next)
e. “The man himself lay in the bed”( Made the indication that was Homer in the bed because no one had seen him again after all thought they were getting married and Emily purchased Arsenic)

EXTRA:
Show off your brilliance and consider the following question:
*When asked at a seminar at the University of Virginia about the meaning of the title “A Rose for Emily,” Faulkner replied, “Oh, it’s simply the poor woman had no life at all. her father had kept her more or less locked up and then she had a lover who was about to quit her, she had to murder him. It was just ‘A Rose for Emily’ -- that’s all.”
In another interview, asked the same question, he (Faulkner) replied, “I pitied her and this was a salute, just as if you were to make a gesture, a salute, to anyone; to a woman you would hand a rose, as you would life a cup of sake to a man.”
What do you make of Faulkner’s responses? Can you offer other possible interpretations of the title’s significance? (Be sure to SUPPORT your answers with evidence from the

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