Short Story By Patricia Grace And A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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Short Fictions are a short narrative story with fewer description and characters which has at least one overall theme. These short fictions have been around since the 17th century meant to have meaning towards a plot or actions of fictional characters. Every story has a beginning, middle, and end to it, but due to short fictions only having fewer than 1,500 words it can be hard to truly understand the overall message it tries to send to the readers. I myself feel that confused after reading a short fiction, and miss the point of the story because I am not an active reader. Though after having discussions in class, and making close observation of the details included in the stories my understanding of meaning has changed a lot from the first time I have read them. Short Fictions like “Butterflies” by Patricia Grace, and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner can be misinterpreted at first, but by analyzing each story the overall message can be revealed.
The first time I read “Butterflies” there was a lot of confusion going through my head as to why a little girl would want to kill butterflies? This story is about a young girl who lives with her grandparents and attends school. Now before this time of age people like her grandparents were not able to attend school, and through out the story they express how proud they are of their granddaughter as well as how smart she is. When the granddaughter comes home from school one day from school she tells her grandparents about the…
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