At that time, the townsfolk enterher home to discover what it was that had kept her locked away forso long. His use of metaphors prepares the reader for the bittersweet ending. This allows the reader to understand that the narrator speaks for the town and is familiar with the culture. Therefore this stresses the importance of the specific viewpoint Faulkner decides to use. Miss Emily is of the aristocracy in Jefferson, yet the narrator is obviously not.
It's also a symbol of the way the town, in that generation, did things. Then one of the bystanders notices a long strand of gray hair on the pillow beside the corpse, indicating that Emily had been lying beside Homer's remains. We learn about the main character Miss. The narrator, or more properly, narrators are unnamed ordinary members of the community, people who are not on the governing body but are privy to their actions. The hopefulness of the town is the hardest for us to understand. However, if we again take into account that is a member of the community we cannot consider him objective at all, as in the story we can see what's the opinion of the community: We had long thought of them as a tableau.
In the first lines of the story we find to different attitudes towards Emily depending on the gender of the community members. To this day life is still not equal for either group. If Emily had been allowed to date and socialize with people her own age would she had turned out differently. When Emily dies and the townspeople discover that Emily has been sleeping with Homer Barron's corpse, the narrator is so shocked that no further comment on Emily's life is offered. The house is situated in what was once a prominent neighborhood that has now deteriorated. At last, the narrator is speechless.
Shortly afterward, complaints about the odor emanating from her house lead Jefferson's aldermen to surreptitiously spread lime around her yard, rather than confront Emily, but they discover her openly watching them from a window of her home. So by the jumps through time the narrator obtains a different reaction from us, we feel pity, somekind of identification, all in all we feel that she is the victim. Throughout time, many things in life change, but sometimes things stay preserved. In the introduction of the essay I´m going to stablish the context in which we can find A Rose for Emily. Her hair turns gray, she gains weight, and she eventually dies in a downstairs bedroom that hasn't seen light in many years.
Gender representation has come a long way in the past few hundred years. In other words, Miss Emily should be courteous and kind to Homer, but she should not become sexually active with him. His own reactions reveal that he expects the rest of the world to accept the ways of Jefferson and his Southern culture as normal and natural. By this time she is fat and her hair is short and graying. A female would understand Miss Emily too well and bring judgment to her actions. Yet Homer Barron was never seen again, and the townspeople assumed that he had abandoned her after all. Miss Emily's house is an important symbol in this story.
For example, when Miss Emily requests poison from the druggist, she does so with the same aristocratic haughtiness with which she earlier vanquished the aldermen. Lush - While Ernest Hemingway boils things down to the essentials, his friend William Faulkner lets the pot boil over, spilling onto the stove, down onto the floor, and maybe somehow catching the kitchen on fire. Psst: before you start, you might want to look at our discussion of the story's setting. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps - an eyesore among eyesores. The lines from the story 'She told them her father was not dead. That is the best I can come up with lol.
. The narrator, always attuned to the social niceties, points out that the secret room in Emily's house is not opened until after her funeral: ''They waited until Miss Emily was decently in the ground before they opened it. He's seen entering Miss Emily's house. I'm dead sure it's not chronological because the time switches so much. In her later years, it appears that Emily lives only on the bottom floor of her house.
It was feasible that certain people could walk into a drugstore and purchase poison without being questions just two weeks later when an odor was noticed outside of her home and her lover disappeared. He would never divulge what happened during that interview. This Faulkner classic shows us the process by which human beings become isolated by their families, by their community, by tradition, by law, by the past, and by their own actions and choices. Dust A pall of dust hangs over the story, underscoring the decay and decline that figure so prominently. Over ten years pass before she has any contact with the town.
If this question is bubbling around in your head after … reading the story, a second reading would be a really good idea. Shrewdly, he hides out until they leave, then comes back. The house, as is often the case in scary stories, is also a symbol of the opposite of what it's supposed to be. Emily now being alone with no one to take care of her, so to speak she receives some type of sympathetic curiosity from the townsfolk. The narrative takes a final step back in time, to two years before the bad smell was detected.