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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily And Barn Burning

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The of the 20th century was fueled by the domestic changes in American society as a result of struggles faced in warfare directly, as well as, on the home front during World War II. Many endured the result of the war producing inhumane execution, massacres, and mass casualties. Veterans and American believed in the country’s stability and strong structure, as the nation began to weaken, uncertainty and the struggles that resulted from the acts of war generated unease of people who defined a new belief titled: Modernism, neglecting any previous traditions relevancy. William Faulkner, author of stories: “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” represent the processes of perception through the struggle between traditions and personal values.
William Faulkner 's two short stories, “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning”, share similar structure plots of these two different stories, sharing a relatable theme on the effects of a father’s teaching and the impact it has on their children. The protagonists Miss Emily and Sarty are shown making their own decisions in response to what was learned from their environments. Miss Emily lives with her father and the two have a known respectable bond, when Emily’s father limits her relations with any male, Emily sees the age of thirty before she ever considers bringing a romantic interest inside her home. “None of the men were quite good enough for Miss Emily” (Rose for Emily). Her father’s principle enhances Emily’s thirst for love and
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