The study attempts to check the style of William Faulkner in his story A Rose for Emily. The story is talking about the tragic life of the character Miss Emily Grierson and presenting her personal conflict which is rooted in her southern identity (Meyer,1996: 56). This paper is going to adopt an integrated approach of language and literature in its analysis. Thus, the present study is going to adopt the stylistic model of short (1996) for the purposes of linguistic analysis. The focus of the study is to show and analyze the following themes: given vs. new information, definite and indefinite articles, deixis, value-laden expressions and endophoric vs. exophoric references.
Symbolism is not just the mere idea of an item or person, but it is inherent to the current and past experiences one goes throughout his or her lives. In like manner, William Faulkner, an American writer who wrote “A Rose for Emily”, embodies his past experiences of fighting in the civil war to the notions of the Old South and its decomposing values symbolically in his short story. Moreover, “A Rose for Emily”, reveals the Southern gothic horror that Faulkner was trying to recapture by setting the stage with its eerie atmospheres that mainly revolve around the aesthetic of dark, dreary, and decay. Nevertheless, to his advantage, Faulkner uses the bleak atmosphere he created to enhance the plot and meaning by creating symbolism within the story. Examples of this are Emily’s house, the representation of Emily, the deaths of the loved ones in Emily 's life, and the symbolism of the title itself.
West, Jr., “when as in A Rose For Emily, the world depicted is a confusion between the past and the present, the atmosphere is one of distortion-of unreality” (par.3). In other words, Mr. Grierson’s contribution to Emily’s distorted mental state slid her into such a world unfamiliar to most. It is obvious that a gender issue was not problematic in this case due to Miss Grierson’s own choice of remaining withdrawn from society, instead of breaking free from the isolation her father once made her
In addition, William Faulkner used many techniques throughout the story to make it more interesting. That is why there is a non-chronological sequence in “A Rose for Emily”. The readers learn about Miss Emily from her funeral and then more details about her as the story goes on. This keeps the reader wondering what is going on with Miss Emily, so the reader could have a foreshadowing. The story is narrated as if one member of the town is telling a store to a new neighbor.
Dickinson’s stanza in her poem: We grow accustomed to the Dark - When Light is put away - As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp, To witness her Goodbye – (Lines 1-4). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept by giving us a situation where one must overcome obstacles (their fears). Dickinson explains how the mind influences how we see things. though the mind gets used to the darkness, so too does the mind change its way of seeing other things. Thus, one must either adapt to change actively, like stumbling in the darkness, but ultimately learning how to walk, or let the problem fix itself, like letting night become second nature over time.
Transitional states of maturity can be challenged or championed by unexpected discoveries which can be confronting or provocative. This is explored through Alice Walker’s 1973 prose fiction, “The Flowers”, as the protagonist’s view on the world is transformed due to the personal zemblanic discovery made. The short story explores the themes of loss of innocence and death in order to address cultural indifference and the prejudice experienced by certain groups within society, which in turn causes individuals to be effected negatively. Walker hopes to evoke sense of political and social reflection in her audience, hoping that intimate discoveries of past inequity by her readers will ensure cultural equity maintains future momentum. An individual’s
These all have significant meanings behind them that are important to fully understand why Emily acted, felt and explain the reasoning behind each of her actions. The story "A Rose for Emily¨, tells the years of Emily´s life after her father's death and the towns reaction and thoughts
Faulkner explains the importance of marriage in Emily’s life. When she loses her father, she realizes that her dream of him giving her away could never be fulfilled. She disappears for a while but this only lead me to believe that the importance of marriage was pressed into her by her father. His death obviously had an affect on her life, but Faulkner
These differences become apparent by comparing the poem’s titles, theme, tone, language and form. How to be Gravity by Jacob Sam La Rose has a distinct title, one with direction. It is an insight into the type of poem we are about to read; a warning for instruction, information and enlightenment. We are about to be told some very important information which
In the short story “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner we see how he foreshadows that Emily is the murderer of Homer. Within the introduction we are told that William Faulkner was a Southern writer who loved to write comedy and tragedy. I would definitely consider “A Rose for Emily” one of his best tragedy that he has written as it contains suspense and foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is defined as a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and helps the reader develop expectations about the coming events in a story.