A Rose For Emily Foreshadowing Analysis

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In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner he uses foreshadowing to tell the story. He tells of the events and the behavior of Emily Grierson. The story opens with the funeral of Miss Emily. As people arrive to the funeral they are more interested in seeing the inside of her house than to pay their respects. Over the years strange occurrences happened and eventually Emily would not come out of her house. People began to wonder what was going on behind closed doors and drawn curtains and all the while her home was decaying. Her house is described as “an eyesore among eyesores” (144). Curiosity, suspicions, and the unknown can make peoples imaginations run wild. Miss Emily was intimidating to people and they were scared of her. Faulkner describes in the beginning how for years her father did not pay taxes. After his death Miss Emily also did not pay taxes. City Authorities arrived at her house to collect and she simply stated “See Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson” (145). Colonel Sartoris had been dead for ten years but Miss Emily did not know that, this shows how disconnected she was from reality. There were strange occurrences at the home and in the life of Miss Emily. Faulkner describes a smell that was coming from her house that people complained about but nobody wanted to confront her, not even the mayor. Late one night four men crossed her lawn and spread lime all around the house to get rid of the smell. They noticed a light in the window
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