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The setting is described as “a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies” (Faulkner). This means that this house has once been grand, but now it has turned into “an eyesore among eyesores” and that it “smelled of dust and disuse” (Faulkner). The house is […]
Foreshadowing: A Rose for Emily William Faulkner’s short story ‘A Rose for Emily’ is today regarded as one of the seminal American short stories of the 20th century. The story’s plot is about reclusive Emily Grierson who ultimately poisons a man and keeps his corpse stored in the upstairs bedroom. In addition to symbolism and […]
Faulkners “A Rose for Emily,” has a protagonist of great strength in Emily Grierson. Emily is an institution in the town. She is invincible and stands firm in her determination to live life on her own terms. As one of “the high and mighty Griersons,” (II, 16) she expects privilege as her right. She is […]
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