A Rose for Emily Discuss Characterization in a Short Story Given.

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Discuss characterization in a short story given.

A Rose for Emily
By William Faulkner

Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters in the story. In the story ‘A Rose for Emily’, William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily Grierson, the main role. Faulkner’s use of language foreshadows and builds up to the climax of the story. He expresses the content of her character through physical descriptions, through her act, words, and feeling, through the narrator’s direct comments about the character’s nature, and through the actions, words and feelings of the other characters. Faulkner also uses the characterization to examine the theme of the story. His
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Despite all the rumours talk by the towns people, Miss Emily had her own plan, but as Faulkner wanted to let the readers contradict what is the use of the arsenic he didn’t stated why and how does Homer disappeared. But as a clue, Faulkner come out with the smell, however, continues to persist, rapping on the reader’s curiosity. Miss Emily emerges as a figure frozen in a short of stasis, though throughout it all, Faulkner never makes her character any less complex and ambiguous. Mr. Grierson was another important character in the story. It was he controlled Miss Emily’s mind. He had such an influence on her. Perhaps Faulkner have made him this way to show the love he and Miss Emily had for each other. He tried to influence her to what he thought was the best for her in return, she listened and obey because of the love she had for her father. In describing the death of Mr. Grierson, Faulkner again foreshadows or alludes to the tragic ending; “She told them that her father was not dead,” and “did that for three days, until she finally broke

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