Essay on William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

967 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
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 New South face a minor theme in the story (Mosby 1-3). The citizens of Jefferson criticized of Miss Emily’s relationship with Homer because she was a representation of the Old South where chivalry, aristocracy, and values were vital to a woman in the deep…

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