Allegory In A Rose For Emily

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In both stories “A Rose for Emily” and “A Story of an Hour” there is many different ideas, yet the concept is the same. For example, there is death of the main protagonist in both stories. Emily had died in the beginning of the story, while Louise dies towards the end. The two short stories share other characteristics like tone, irony, and allegory. Although, the strategies are shown differently throughout the two stories. In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner the tone has a shift throughout the story, for example, the beginning is one of curiosity and inquisitiveness. "When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant—a combined gardener and cook—had seen in at least ten years” (290). There is a lot of interest towards wanting to know more information about Miss Emily’s life before she had passed away. As the story progresses the tone starts becoming suspenseful. The disappearance of Homer Barron, has the reader's attention. Especially, when Miss Emily had previously brought arsenis and refused to give proper …show more content…

Once Mrs. Mallard had come to terms with her husband’s death, she was ready to start her new life. “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself” (2). Her marriage with her husband, Brently, was something that was always holding her back. So, now there was a new found hope and opportunities for her now that she could see the world in a different perspective. That new perspective is the freedom. "When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease – of joy that kills" (3). When she realize that her dreams could not become real because Mr. Mallard was still alive was when she dies from

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