Burduck's Point Of View

Decent Essays
Burduck demonstrates the gender of the narrator is a female on account of the ladies’ emotional reactions toward Emily’s sorrowful situation. This empathy is only reflected “on a woman-to-woman basis”( Burduck, par.4). Correspondingly, when Emily goes to buy poison to exterminate rats, this is intrepeted as if she had in mind to intoxicate Homer so that he would never abandon her. Therefore, “Faulkner’s female narrator does not approve of Miss Emily’s methods, but she understands what prompted them: Emily’s weariness of being alone” (Burduck, par.5) Similarly, it is the loneliness that Emily has to live with that makes the ladies sympathetic toward her. After her father’s death, she was desolated, without her father and someone to love because
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