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Compare And Contrast A Rose For Emily And Greenleaf By William Faulkner

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Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner are known for their “gothic” style of writing. Faulkner and O’Connor were writers of the twentieth century. With Faulkner as her predecessor, she felt huge respect for Faulkner. The two writers had much in common, but they were also different in ways. O’Connor liked to write in an ironic, and sometimes tragic way, with it being foreshadowed by darkness, along with the role of faith, whereas Faulkner’s was also tragic, but sometimes also romantic. They both liked to write about things around them, with a dark twist to them, while still writing about the southern ideas that are around them.

Within the stories,” A Rose For Emily and Greenleaf” there are many different southern ideas presented, but they have a different approach to them. In “A Rose for Emily”, one of the southern ideas that Faulkner uses, is the idea of having the main character, Emily, keep up her good image. O’Connor also uses this idea, with her main character, but she approaches it differently. Faulkner starts off in the beginning, by saying that Miss Emily is dead and the whole town went to her funeral. “ When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one has seen.” This leads to the description of the house, that she lived in, before her death. “It was a big, squarish framed house that had once been
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