Essay about William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

777 Words Nov 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Evidence. This is the only valid solution to solving every murder mystery case. There is always a series of events that lead up to finding the answer to "Who did it?". "A Rose for Emily," an exhilarating tale written by William Faulkner, falls into this category. In this short story, it tells of a woman, Miss Emily Grierson, who refuses to accept change. Shortly after her father 's death and her love Homer Barron 's disappearance, she became reclusive. After 40 years of mystery and theories, Miss Emily died, and the people of the town finally put an end to all the talk. Behind the doors of her old, dusty home lie a not missing, but found Homer Barron. Throughout the story, a trail of evidence began to pile up. Faulkner presents a tale of horror with the use of foreshadowing; the gossip of the townspeople, Miss Emily 's pride, and Miss Emily 's actions are a few examples. The constant gossip of the townspeople foreshadows the story’s horrific event. Within the small, historic town, the citizens tend to chatter and gossip about others; because Miss Emily was such a mystery, it made talking about her much easier. Little did they know that their accusations and assumptions were completely wrong. After Miss Emily’s father died and Homer went missing, her neighbors and other passersby noticed an awful stench; they ultimately chalked it up to a pest problem and tried to treat it themselves (Faulkner 222). Unfortunately, they had no idea that they could never cure this problem. In…

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