A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

1729 Words Jul 5th, 2015 7 Pages
Whitney Allen
English 102
June 24, 2015
“A Rose for Emily”
In every neighborhood there is always that one house that is a mystery to everyone. A house that everyone wants to know about, but nobody can seem to be able to dig up any answers. It’s the type of place that you would take any opportunity or excuse to get to explore. The littler that is known, the more the curiosity increases about this mysterious place or person. In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, this mysterious person is Emily Grierson, and the curiosity of her house is a common interest among the whole town. Set aside from the mystery of Emily Grierson and her home, this short story holds a few mysteries within itself. Who exactly is telling this story, how in the world are they so knowledgeable about Miss Emily, and how does the “rose” in the title of this story actually relate and tie in?
“A Rose for Emily” is a short story that is written about Emily Grierson that is written in 5 parts. In the first part of the story it explains that Emily had passed away and that the people of the town were gathered at her house for the first time in nearly ten years to grieve her loss. In the second part of the story, they talk about Emily’s father who some people think is this reason why Emily could never get a boyfriend. In this section they also talk about the passing of her father and how it really affected her. In the third section the narrator continues to discuss the feeling and heart…
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