Emily's Lonely Life

Emily's Lonely Life

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  • Date Submitted: 01/11/2009 5:58 AM
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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is a remarkable tale of Emily Grierson, whose funeral drew the attention of the entire population of Jefferson a

small southern town. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War in the south. An unnamed narrator, who is consider to be "the town" or at least the collaborative voice of it, aligns key moments in Emily's life, including the death of her father and her brief relationship with a man form the north named Homer Barron. In short this story explains Emily's strict and repetitive ways and the sullen curiosity that the towns people have shown toward her. Rising above the literal level of Emily's narrative, the story basically addressesthe symbolic changes in the South after the civil war. Emily's house symbolizes neglect, and improvishment...

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