A Rose For Emily Literary Analysis

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William Faulkner was an American novelist and short storyist who wrote numerous stories and novels throughout the 1920s-1960s. Faulkner was unlike the other authors of his era such as Charles Dickens, as his works commonly provoked a psychological response of the reader. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949, for his major literary works The Sound and the Fury, various screenplays such as Stream of Consciousness and as I Lay Dying. He also is known for his works following the life of the impoverished white population of the south, in which he maintained the gravity of emotion as he highlighted the unglamorous, raw lives of the poor in Oxford, Mississippi. These observations also contributed to the intensity and common setting in the same fictional county of his later novels Sanctuary, A Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!. Not only did Faulkner compose novels which taxed one’s psyche, but he also wrote technically challenging novels such as The Wild Palms, which can be credited to fathering the modern styles of writing. Of his short stories, he continued using his observations of southern culture in the 1930s, as well as used intrinsic language to compose various works, such as The Unvarnished, yet both, his style and common themes meld together in his 1930 short story A Rose for Emily.
A Rose for Emily follows the life of Miss Emily Grierson through the lense of the changing town of Jefferson, Louisiana. The story begins and ends with Emily’s death, in

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