The story A Rose for Emily

Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters. In the story A Rose for Emily William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily. He expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator’s direct comments about the character’s nature, and … Read more

Isolation and Loneliness

In many works of literature, some characters isolate themselves from society due to certain events that happen in their life that make them isolate themselves. Isolation from the society can cause loneliness in ones life. In A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner suggests that isolation from society can cause people to do unspeakable acts because … Read more

A Rose For Emily, The Lottery

People throughout the world do things for many different reasons. Religion, peer pressure, or tradition are some of the reasons the people do things. In the U. S. we have many traditions such as Christmas. Some people have strange or out of the ordinary traditions. The two short stories The Lottery and A Rose for … Read more

Till Death Do They Part

Miss Emily of “A Rose for Emily” and Granny Weatherall of “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” are two strong southern ladies who have suffered and weathered (hence the name “Granny Weatherall”,) difficult pasts, and even harder times in the love department. Each lady handles her problems in her own way, but a thwarted past in … Read more

A Rose for Emily: Fallen from Grace

A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily. ” Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house … Read more

A Rose For Emily New South Vs. Old

A Rose for Emily William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father’s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily’s father died and she found it difficult to let go. Emily was raised during the pre-civil war era. Like her father, … Read more

A Rose for Emily

Characterization  refers  to  the  techniques  a  writer  uses  to   develop characters.   In  the  story  A  Rose  for  Emily  William   Faulkner   uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily.   He  expresses  the content of her character through physical description, through her  actions, words,  and  feelings,  through  a  narrator’s  direct  comments … Read more