Short-Story Paper

2221 Words Oct 24th, 1999 9 Pages
SHORT STORY PAPER “Compare/contrast Faulkner’s ‘Dry September’ with ‘A rose for Emily’ in terms of writing style and character presentation.” What is going to be analyzed in this paper are the two short stories by W. Faulkner ‘A Rose for Emily’ and ‘Dry September’. Basically, what is to be performed is a comparison/contrast analysis in terms of the writing style and character presentation. More specifically, I will provide first the information from the story ‘A Rose for Emily’, concerning writing style and character presentation, and following is going to be the same analysis for the other story ‘Dry September’. After the necessary data …show more content…
There are many similes and metaphors, “…like a fire in my glass…”(517); used throughout the text that transform and make the text more interesting and intensive. Again here, Faulkner has lack of chronological order but not so complex. The story basically when reading through it, gives the impression of two stories in one since Faulkner is changing settings constantly, from the barber shop to Minnies house, or from the alley to the road and then to the factory. Even though the story is moving around Miss Minnie and Will Mayes(black man), there are not many information about the black man as if it was not necessary or important, because his fate did not depend on him, but on the white people of the town. Besides this, I observed that throughout the text during the dialogues there are many interruptions, “ ‘I just know and you… a woman that never-’ ”(518), which do not let the reader receive some more information. These interruptions also help in rising the interest of the reader in what is going to happen next. Furthermore, I am going to proceed

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