Analysis Of The Narrator In A Rose For Emily

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A literary analysis on who is the narrator: The Narrator in A Rose for Emily is First Person Plural There is a mystery that seems to be unsolved throughout the years. Many important and influential literature critics have tried to discover who is the narrator in A Rose for Emily. After an extensive period of research, the mystery of who the narrator is has been solved. There are different points of view and information collected by the main narrator. The main narrator is the person that is mostly present in the story. The reason why is because there is information collected from more than one generation. These generations were present when Emily Grierson was alive and after her death. The main narrator has lived to tell the story of when Emily was alive and after her death. Therefore, the narrator in Rose for Emily is first person plural. I. To begin with, we will analyze section one and learn some background information. In the A Rose for Emily, the narrator is recalling Emily’s funeral by saying “…when Miss Emily Grierson died our whole town went to the funeral…” (Mays 629). The narrator talks about Emily’s house before when she was alive. The narrator speaks on how when Emily was alive, she “…had been a tradition, a duty, and an obligation upon the town…” (Mays 629). The reason why she was seen as a monument was because Emily’s father had been a very honorable man in town and she was the last descendant of the Griersons aristocracy. Colonel Startoris, a city

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