January 26, 2013
“A Rose for Emily”
4) I believe an example of foreshadow is that Homer Barron was dead inside the house when people complained about the how bad the smell was. “Just as if a man –any man- could keep a kitchen properly.” “The ladies said; so they were not surprised when the smell developed. It was another link between the gross, teeming world and the high and mighty Griersons” (Faulkner 33). Another example of foreshadow in the story is that Emily killed Homer Barron with arsenic poison. “Miss Emily just stared at him, her head tilted back in order to look him eye for eye, until he looked away and went and got the arsenic and wrapped it up… When she opened the package at home there was written on the box, under skull and bones: “For rats” (Faulkner 35). The foreshadowing did not ruin the story for me. It kept me interested in reading it because I wanted to find out about the poison and the nasty smell.
7) I think that the story was pretty grim. “Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair” (Faulkner 37). This is a powerfully sad part in the story. She still slept in the same bed as her boyfriend who she killed. This makes me think that she is insane, but also lonely. It shows that she still loved him. “And so she died. Fell ill in the house filled with dust and shadows, with only a doddering Negro man to wait for her” (Faulkner 36). I believe this is a very unhappy part in the story because it talks about how she died being lonely with nobody to care for her or wait for her.
“The Tell-Tale Heart”
2) “Almighty God!-no, no! They heard!-they suspected-they knew!-they were making a mockery of my horror!” (Poe 391). This is a great example of how the narrator is unreliable because the narrator was certain the...