A Rose For Emily Modernism Analysis

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AE 221.04 FINAL PAPER ARINÇ SAYIL 2015502231 Traces of Modernism in A Rose For Emily Through the lines of this work a short story “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner will be analyzed with a thematical approach in term of modernism. It is acknowledged by some authorities that modernist movement had taken place first in France. It ruled the world of literature roughly between 1884-1914. Basically modernism can be defined as philosophical movement which tries to innovate the ideas and rejects the traditional way of literature. It takes its origin from modern industrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, and followed then by the horror of World War I. Modernism focuses on changing the old ones with the new ones by implementing…show more content…
In his text “A Rose for Emily” which is published in 1930 it is very easy to see some traces of modernism in terms of isolation. The story takes its place in a village in the south of the United States. Due to the fact that the time chronology is not certain and also there are many time loops, it is not very trustworthy to state the exact date of time when the stream begins…show more content…
He is a funny guy, in a very short time he becomes a popular guy and known man. At the same time he and Miss Emily start to be seen together in the same buggy on Sundays afternoon. After a while rumors are started by town people, they talk like “Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner , a day laborer.”(Faulkner p236) They started to pity her but on the other side Miss Emily always carries her high enough when the people of town start to think she is fallen. She always stands as the last Grierson alive and keeps her dignity. It was obvious she was on her own, isolated from the other people in
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