It may be necessary to tell individual students to get through the reading first and leave any annotating for the any remaining time. Unemployment grows from 5 million in 1930 to 13 million in 1932 24. He grew up listening to the stories and myths of the region, and he was especially impressed by the legendary life of the great-grandfather who was his namesake. The Negro delivery boy brought her the package; the druggist didn't come back. Outline Introduction: Introduces William Faulkner and his work, A Rose for Emily, and provides the thesis ment. Meanwhile, Emily purchases arsenic, a monogrammed toilet set with the initials H.
Perhaps this is the real surprise of the ending: the realization that the town long ago pieced together the puzzle of Homer Barron's disappearance. Homer leaves town for several days until the cousins go back to Alabama. The jumbled timeline is one way that Faulkner keeps his readers off balance, making it less likely that they will guess what Emily did in her thirties. She had won already when she bought the poison, refusing to comply with the requirements of the law, because for her they did not exist. It later emerged that he was the man that abandoned Emily almost thirty years earlier. One might even argue that the narrator is the main character.
Several critics have written papers in attempts to devise a chronology for the story. He is the only person present when Emily dies. The reputation of the story is due in no small part to its dreadful ending. We are the city authorities, Miss Emily. Then, she writes about the day Homer bids her goodbye and how sad she is upon learning the news of his leaving. This is shown by her keeping his clothes in the room, keeping his engraved wedding items on the dresser, and even sleeping with him, all acts that normal married couples do. Emily becomes more and more isolated from the townspeople as the years pass.
The logical statement, in other words, may be a clue to the total, emotive content. The reader is only shown Emily from an external perspective, we can not ascertain whether she acts in a rational manner or not. They also share the creepy feeling they are getting from the story and their amusement at the way Miss Emily treats people like the pharmacist. Upon the death of her father, she became lonely and a depressed woman who only wanted to meet somebody that would love her and marry her in the end. What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay; and upon him and upon the pillow beside him lay that even coating of the patient and biding dust.
The story is narrated from the point of view of an anonymous narrator who represents the community. They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers, with the crayon face of her father musing profoundly above the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre; and the very old men --some in their brushed Confederate uniforms--on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided from them now by the narrow bottle-neck of the most recent decade of years. Emily is portrayed as small and powerless, placed behind the overbearing frame of her father. In the eyes of these flowers of Southern femininity, Emily Grierson becomes a stain on the white gown of Southern womanhood. Then it is repeated in the tale, including the death of her father, of Colonel Sartoris, and finally of Homer Barron.
Whether or not this theory is correct, it proves that the story is still being closely analyzed decades after it was written. He traveled widely, giving lectures at American colleges as well as foreign universities. After the war ended, Faulkner worked in a bookstore in , where he met Elizabeth Prall Anderson, the wife of noted writer. It is clearly seen in the story that Emily is against modern techniques when she rejects to have a mailbox outside her house. This is enough time for the faster readers to get through the reading as well as a good amount of highlighting and annotating.
Rhetorical Strategies and Genre Conventions in Literary Studies: Teaching and Writing in the Disciplines. The townspeople believe this purchase is an indication that the two will marry. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Narrator The unnamed narrator refers to himself in collective pronouns throughout the story. She even tried to convince the townspeople that he had not died, but they eventually got her to hand over his body for burial. It is important to walk around and take a look at the progress students are making during these 10 minutes, especially the struggling readers.
He therefore uses Mississippi as the setting for many of his novels and short stories. By finding a single grayhair in the bed, the townspeople discover that Emily had beensleeping with the corpse. The birth of Emily Grierson takes place sometime around the Civil War. They had not even been represented at the funeral. The house is situated in what was once a prominent neighborhood that has now deteriorated.