An Analysis Of William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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William Falkner was born on September 25, 1897, he was the eldest of four sons born to Murry and Maud Butler Falkner. Falkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi and before, turning five his family moved to Oxford, Mississippi. Later, he added the letter u to his name to resemble a more British surname. At a young age, Faulkner developed the talent for drawing and writing poetry. Also, his first works imitated the works of English poets like Burns, Thomas, Houseman, and Swinburne mirroring a romantic style. Consequently, he enrolls at the University of Mississippi with a special provision for war veterans even though he did not complete high school. By 1920 Faulkner drops out during the fall semester but keeps contributing for The Mississippian with reviews, poems, and prose pieces. In “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner describes the Southern lifestyle through the unknown first-person narrator (Padgett). “A Rose for Emily,” is a short story written in non-chronological order with a Gothic atmosphere. Faulkner incorporates various themes to describe the hostilities between the Old South and the New South, the aristocrat class diminishing, and Miss Emily’s rivalry with change.
Faulkner uses the social barriers the Old and
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Furthermore, Faulkner embodies Miss Emily as a cultural icon that once thrived in the hearts’ of the southern citizens. Also, it is noted the refusal of Miss Emily to believe in a new industrialized South and her refusal to deal with changes she experiences. Moreover, Miss Emily’s isolation can be perceived as her stubbornness to set herself apart from the rest of the citizens in Jefferson because sometimes she would not be seen for months. Also, her refusing to pay her taxes makes her believe that the law does not apply to her. Lastly, Miss Emily wins in every occasion she has had an opposition with except she loses her battle with

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