Essay about William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

1613 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
I. New Critical Approach

A. Theme –Needs Claim, Textual Evidence and Elaboration
1. The theme of the story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is the impact of death and it demonstrates how tragic accidents can affect the universality of human behavior when Faulkner states, “Miss Emily met them … they buried her father quickly” (Faulkner 3). Furthermore, this demonstrates the impact of death because it proves how the death of Miss Emily’s father caused her to live in denial,which impacted her life. B. Form -– No textual evidence necessary here; complete sentences
1. The form of “A Rose for Emily” is a short story. This genre is most effective for displaying Faulkner’s message because it quickly gets his point across to his audience. C. Structure – No textual evidence necessary here; complete sentences
1. William Faulkner organized his work into paragraphs and uses foreshadowing and imagery.
2. Main points in “A Rose for Emily”, are when the townspeople complain about the smell surrounding Miss Emily’s house, Emily’s father’s death, when Miss Emily purchases the poison, Homer disappearing, Emily’s death, and the finding of Homer. The climax of “A Rose for Emily” is when Miss Emily purchases the arsenic from the druggist because after this point, previous events begin to connect.
3. William Faulkner D. Setting - Needs Textual Evidences in complete sentences 1. Place – “A Rose for Emily” occurs in the town Jefferson in…

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