A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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A Storm and a Rose In both William Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily”, and Kate Chopin’s, “The Storm”, the setting is a very vital part of the literary work. In “A Rose for Emily,” Faulkner introduces us to an older lady named Emily, who was very well known in her town. As we learn through Faulkner’s use of imagery and description, Miss Emily has a rather hard time letting go of people she holds dear to her. We learn that in her basement we have a very raunchy smell. The neighbors try to mask the smell by squirting lime juice, but little do they know it’s the body of her father. At the end of the story we are left in her bedroom with the rotting body of her once lover in her bed. Where there is a strange finding on the pillow beside him. In “The Storm,” we are introduced to Calixta, who is at home alone, doing her wifely duties when an unexpected storm and a visitor arrives. We soon learn that the visitor is a man named Alcee and they have an affair during the storm. When the storm is over and Alcee has left, Calixta’s husband and son arrive safely. We see that Calixta acts as if nothing happened, and assumes her role as the worried mother. They all sit down and have a good laugh while they eat dinner that night. Kate Chopin’s, “The Storm,” does a better job in creating the setting than Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” because Kate thoroughly depicts an image of Calixta’s house and bedroom. While Faulkner only describes the outside of Miss Emily’s home.
In Kate Chopin’s, “The…
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