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  • Miss Emily And Her House
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    A Rose for Emily: Antebellum South vs. Modern South William Faulkner wrote, "A Rose for Emily". In the gothic, short story he contrasted the lives of the people of a small Southern town during the late 1800's, and he compared their ability and inability to change with the time. The old or "Antebellum South" was represented by the characters Miss Emily, Colonel Sartoris, the Board of Aldermen, and the Negro servant. The new or "Modern South" was expressed through the words of the unnamed narrator...
  • Play Ms Gibbs
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    The book Our Town is a play written by T horton Wilder in 1938. The play uses very little props and makes the audience use their imagination. People all are very different but they all experience the same things. The daily life is mostly the same for all people across the world. In the play Ms. Gibbs wakes up the kids. She makes them breakfast and packs their lunch. The Greeks did the same for their kids. Also in the play, the letter that Jane Crow fort got was addressed to the world, the univer...
  • Miss Emily Grierson And Granny Weatherall
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    In the short stories A Rose For Emily and The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall their are many similarities along with differences. Miss Emily Grierson and Granny Weatherall each have are lonely, independent women, who were forced to make it on their own at a very young age. They each were jilted by men whom they thought loved them. As a result from being jilted they each had to play a man's role in their primitive society and face being mocked by everyone. Some differences between the two characters...
  • Only Roses Emily
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    A Rose for Emily By: none (William Faulkner) In times of distress, trauma and uncertainly, many people find a comfort in familiar surroundings, where they can close out the world and relax. This was certainly Emily's way of handling her trauma. All her life Emily tried to escape from change. Even the posting of the new mailbox was unacceptable for her. She acted as though nothing around her had changed her entire life. Even though death and loss affected her, she seemed to try to avoid thinking ...
  • Character Emily
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    Our Town Our Town, by Thornton Wilder is a play that takes place in a small fictional town of Grover's Corner, New Hampshire; beginning in 1901 and ending in 1913. The play takes the audience through the cycles of life, with the purpose of getting a message across stating that life shouldn't be taken for granted. Emily Webb, one of the most important characters in the play, is Wilder's character in which he uses to show the audience a message that anyone would understand and relate to. Emily is ...
  • Emily's Mother's Control
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    "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen is a depiction of a mother-daughter relationship that lacks involvement and warmth. The whole story composed of the mother's memory of her relationship with her daughter, Emily. The memory was a painful one comprised mostly of the way the mother was much less able to care for Emily. The forsaken of Emily demonstrates the importance of physical and emotional support. The mother was an invisible parent for Emily. Her reason for not being there for Emily was b...
  • Attitudes Cause Emily
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    "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is a story about the life of an old woman. The narrator reveals the main events of her life, such as the death of her father, the disappearance of her lover, and the events surrounding her death, and the thoughts of the townspeople on Emily and her life as heard from the gossipy people of the town. One theme - or central idea - of the story is how narrow-minded attitudes can cause others to withdraw. Emily is one of the people who withdraw because of narrow...
  • Respect For Miss Emily
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    In "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner uses a theme common to many of his works. The changing of values and attitudes in southern society. Miss Emily was born into a family, the Grierson, that were very established in the community. She was said to be "the last Greirson" in this southern community. The family was no longer wealthy, but continued to be held in high esteem after her father died. The only material thing her father left her was the family home. Miss Emily was left a pauper by her f...
  • Very Significant Area Of Analysis
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    In my opinion, Brently treated her wife fairly as dictated by social norms of the time. Mrs. Mallard utterance of those words was not an implication of an unhealthy and brutal marriage but was more a declaration of Mrs. Mallard new found sense of independence, a sort of unbinding from the social chains of familial duty. The closing of the door and the opening of the window was very much symbolic to Mrs. Mallard's closing of one aspect of her life, her marriage, and an advent of life of new possi...
  • Surprise Endings Many Stories
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    Surprise Endings Many stories often benefit from surprise endings. They can give us great insight into the characters. Four stories that have surprise endings are Rose for Emily, Young Goodman Brown, To Room Nineteen, and The Necklace. The surprise in Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner, is in the last sentence of the story. When they see the "long strand of iron-gray hair" (43) on the pillow. Through this we now see what Emily has been doing over the years. We now know why Homer, her lover, was...
  • Atmosphere And Theme In Faulkner's A Rose For Emily
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    Atmosphere is defined in the Dictionary of World Literature as "The particular world in which the events of a story or a play occur: time, place, conditions, and the attendant mood". When, as in "A Rose for Emily", the world depicted is a confusion between the past and the present, the atmosphere is one of distortion -- of unreality. This unreal world results from the suspension of a natural time order. Normality consists in a decorous progression of the human being from birth, through youth, to...
  • Stay Of Emily's Family
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    In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" Faulkner uses subtle but notable clues in the story to prepare the reader for the ending. One of the more major underlying themes that Faulkner uses to prepare the reader is the contrast between the north and the south and the progress of time which is to include the incompatibility between Homer the "Yankee" and Emily the southern bell stuck in the past. Though not as much a major theme as important clues is Emily's reluctance to give up her father's cor...
  • Outsiders Of Her Community Miss Emily
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    "Old habits die hard". William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" is an excellent representation of this age-old saying. The story was written around 1930 by Faulkner who was born and raised in Mississippi, and takes place in a southern community which was reluctant to adapt to the rules and regulations set forth by the Northerners after the Civil War. The story plays with ideas of Southern pride, dignity of the family, and most of all human nature. Miss. Emily Grierson is the focus of the story, and...
  • Money In The Old South
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    Mrs. Emily Mrs. Emily is a young lady who grows up in the Old South. Her father chased away many suitors since he believed that no one was good enough for his daughter. Her children, if she had married would have introduced her to the new and modern world and she might have accepted it. However, she never married or had children. She was destined to forever remain a symbol of the Old South. Mrs. Emily symbolizes the Old South in several ways: She paints China, She will not discuss money matters ...
  • Emily And Aunt Alexandra
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    Reading To Kill A Mockingbird and A Rose For Emily I noticed several differences and likenesses. I would like to convey my thoughts to you. Females in "A Rose For Emily' are depicted as reclusive, crazy, and nosy. Females in "To Kill A Mockingbird' are depicted as smart, outgoing, and full of pride. For example, Emily and Aunt Alexandra are both full of pride. Emily is so full of pride that when she finds out that Homer Barron is not going to marry her and that he is gay that she kills him. She ...
  • Rose For Emily Faulkner
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    "A Rose for Emily' As any reader can see, ' A Rose for Emily' is one of the most authentic short stories by Faulkner. His use of characterization, narration, foreshadowing, and symbolism are four key factors to why Faulkner's work is idealistic to all readers. Introduction I Characterization A. Emily as the protagonist B. Emily's state of mind II Narration A. Narrator as a story teller and observer B. Narrator looks into past Foreshadowing A. Theme B. Mood C. Past and Present IV Symbolism A. Mis...

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