The story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner would be drastically different if it was written from the point of view of Miss Emily. Her intentions and thoughts would be more pronounced, and because of this, the ending of the story may not come as such a shock. In addition, Miss Emily would be less distanced from the audience, and they would be able to understand her character in a way that the townspeople could not. Miss Emily being the narrator would immensely change the reader’s perception of the story’s ending and her character.
The story in non-chronological order because it tells you what will happen at the end, but catch you by surprise on how the event actually occurs. In the story it tells us when Emily decides to go buy rat-poison and the community immediately starts to talk about her saying that “she will kill herself.” The community talking about this foreshadows the event of Emily’s death towards the end of the story.
In the story “A Rose for Emily”, William Faulkner makes use of a point of view that is seldom used in literature. He uses first-person plural narration to tell the tale through an unnamed character's point of view. Although the narration comes from the first-person point of view, the narrator often uses pronouns that are usually associated with third-person such as “they”, “she”, and so forth. Also, through an unconventional, yet brilliant manipulation of point of view, Faulkner was able to create a definitive impact on how the readers view and think about Ms. Emily Grierson. The pronouns and diction used by narrator, who collectively is representative of the thoughts of the townspeople, demonstrated the isolative nature surrounding Ms. Grierson,
This story about a woman, who is called Emily. she came from a rich family .She’s elegant woman ,but she is strange woman in the world . so anyone or people in her village could not understand about her. She doesn’t have mother but she only had a father. They lived in big house in a little village. Her father didn’t married again so he needed and love Emily very much. And didn’t want anyone take away her from him. But she wanted to have boy friends, because she always feel lonely,but every man who wanted to date with her,her father always rejected all of them,because he was afraid to be left alone.Because of this he forbade Emily to see men and this was not good for Emily ,shevalso got afraid to be
The author’s third main character, Homer Barron, really shows us just how far Miss Emily has spiraled out of control. When the neighbors first get wind of Miss Emily dating Homer, a northerner, they are happy for her saying, "[a]t first we were glad that Miss Emily would have an interest...but there were still others, older people who said that even grief could not cause a real lady to forget noblesse oblige--without calling it noblesse oblige" (208). Some of the neighbors could not believe that a woman of Miss Emily's class would date someone beneath her, but many were just glad that her luck was turning around. Soon Miss Emily’s neighbors start to notice her seriousness with Homer saying, “[w]e learned that Miss Emily had been to the jeweler’s
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The single gray hair discovered on a second pillow on the bed where the rotting corpse of Homer Barron lay tells the reader that Miss Emily, above all else was desperately lonely.It was because of her loneliness that she could not let her dead father go to his grave without a three day wait."After her father's death, the ladies reminisce: ‘‘We remembered all the young men her father had driven away.…’’ (Faulkner). It was because of her loneliness that she killed Homer Barron rather than allow him to leave her. "Unlike the majority of the ladies in town, Miss Emily experienced neither the joys of marriage nor the fulfillment of child-bearing." (Faulkner).
Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" and William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily" tells the story of women who face isolation and struggle with their own terms of freedom upon the death of a male figure in their life. Louise and Emily come from different time periods, backgrounds, and have different experiences, yet both share commonality in that they have let themselves be affected by the unrealistic expectations placed on them as traditional ladies. Both of these characters are commonly misconstrued as unsympathetic, neurotic women. In discovering the dismal outcomes held for these women, it is evident within both of these stories that the destructive nature of self-repression is embodied in the primary characters.
I had really enjoyed my life in Newmarket, but I was time to start my life in New York City. My dad got a job there, so my mom and I moved there with him. I really liked my last school and had lots of friends there that I would miss dearly. It was the first day of school and I didn't know what the kids at this school would think of me. As I walked to school, I wondered what my fate would be today. I was almost at school when I noticed something unusual. I noticed that all the kids at school walked in cliques. Nobody in a clique talked to others cliques, and it felt like they wanted to isolate themselves. This was weird for me due to the fact that at my old school, everyone talked and socialized to each other. I walked into the giant building, and it was like nothing I had ever seen before. The school was massive, and it was at least 3 time bigger than my old school. I had to find my own way to my first class, and got myself lost several times, but I finally found where it was. I walked into the classroom and the teacher greeted me and I was introduced to the class. I went and found a seat at the very back of the room, where the only seat was available. I noticed as I sat down, the kids started to look at me in a funny way! I wasn't sure what this meant but it made my stomach turn, as if I knew something bad was going to happen. As I walking out of class I got bombarded with tall strong boy’s. They
How do people take change? Well for most people they seems to adapt enough to make do. However, there are are instances where people just can’t handle change well. Miss Emily has proven to be that person until later in her life. She chooses to deny change at almost every chance she gets. “ The man himself lay in bed” (Faulkner 100). Here you have an extreme case of not being able to handle change. In that line earlier it refers to the dead body of Homer Barron. In the room his body is found in, Are the marriage gifts that were bought for him. Her inability to change could also stem from her relationship with her father. Her father driving off many suitors, left him as the only real source of a close relationship for what would be years upon
I tried to blink in my tears, because the last thing I wanted was to end up crying like a loser on the first day of school. "Mom, I'll be fine.". I certainly was not fine. I was anything, but fine. I took a long, deep breath as my eyes met the sight of Johnson, an enormous school with kids bustling in and out like bees. I knew I was in for something big, but big doesn't always mean better, right? Time was ticking by, and I had an obnoxious feeling luring in my stomach, worse than any type of butterflies. I turned on my music, completely redid my hair and started tapping on the dashboard with my nails. Oh gosh, I literally was doing everything to get my mind off going to school. However, that became quite impossible when my mom stopped the car in front of the main entrance of high school. I was so close to pinching myself, hoping that this was some messed up dream. But it was, unfortunately, reality. After observing a bit, I couldn't help but laugh at the diversity of all the kids that were walking in. Some were jumping with joy, others laughing for what seemed to me no apparent reason, and some who hunched as they sluggishly walked
Have you ever felt like everyone in the class is looking at you? That was me in 8th grade, the new kid, not only to the school but to the country. My family and I had just moved from Germany to Columbus, Georgia, it was a big change in all of our lives. I sat in that class with not an a sliver of an idea of what I was doing, where I was going, or how I was going to survive this year. My shoes were not exactly the most stylish, neither were my clothes, Germany was not exactly the most fashionable country, so why would I be, I had lived there for 12 years of my life, I was 12 at the time. My teacher was Mr. Kahlouch, an old grouchy man that I would learn to not like even more as the year passed, but today he would make me stand up and introduce myself to a class where it seemed every student had already produced their own clique. I told myself that I would be okay, that it wasn’t a problem, and thought of the old cliché, “picture everybody naked.” I was ready, I walked up to the front of the class took a deep breath and went, “Hi my name is…” I woke up about an hour later, I had passed out in front of everyone in my new class at my new school, in this new country.
“A Rose for Emily” follows the townspeople’s observation of Emily and her family after her death. The townspeople gather in her house for her funeral and share stories of her life. Her house is very much like herself. The readers learn about Emily through the townspeople, which is only so much because of her closed off nature. Emily, just like her house, can be seen by everyone, but what is happening on the interior is unknown. She never exits her home and no one, except her servant who comes and goes every day, visits the home. The town, fill with nosy people, only attended the funeral in order to get a glimpse into Emily’s secretive life. They explore her house, trying to uncover the truth as to what her life was truly like. In the
One sunny afternoon,Miss Emily meet this handsome guy while stopping for gas on a gas station,Homer Barron.He is a large man with a dark complexion, a booming voice, and light-colored eyes. A gruff and demanding boss,that was Miss Emily’s type.Days to weeks Miss Emily was stalking him hour to hour,all day long she knew what he was doing and where exactly he was.Homer on the other hand was completely lost,though he did know that a beautiful lady was literally stalking him.Weeks later Homer and Miss Emily coincidentally meet each other in a grocery store,both there for a sale,on a shopping center that was about to close.Miss Emily, waiting in line for her purchase,finally had the nerve to say
In the story “A Rose for Emily” we look into the depths of the demented mind of Miss Emily Grierson. Born and raised during the mid-1800’s in the fictional city of Jefferson, Mississippi in the fictional county of Yoknapatawha. The story begins in its present time of approximately 1934 A.D. at her funeral and courses back through her life to the many points of tragedy she endured.