A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner And The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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Family Interference Problems There are a lot of similarities and differences between the two short stories “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. I plan to address these similarities and differences, but don’t worry if you haven’t read these stories, because I will be doing a shortened summary of both stories. By comparing and contrasting these stories I hope to inform you of both authors and the more complex, underlying themes and plots of the stories. In the beginning of “A Rose for Emily” the narrator recalls a time when Miss Emily Grierson had just died and the entire town was attending her funeral. The funeral was held in Miss Emily’s house, who nobody had enter in ten years. The rest of the story goes on to tell about Miss Emily’s life. First, it is learned that Miss Emily does not have to pay taxes, because the former mayor of the town told her she would never have to worry about them. Next, it is learned that her father turned away every single one of her suitors, then him, himself died. With Emily’s mother having died when she was young she was left completely alone. She had pretty much given up on love until a new guy comes to town named Homer Barron. Emily and Homer seemed like they hit it off. They were seen going to church together and in the streets together, but further into the story it is said that Homer is not into women. Homer soon after arriving left for a while, but he did return. Sadly he was not back for…
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