Literary Criticism In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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A Rose for Emily William Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel prize laureate from Oxford Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He had assorted styles of writings. He is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. One of his styles of writing included Southern Gothic. Southern Gothic style focuses on grotesques themes, and my also include supernatural elements. It mainly focuses on damaged, even delusional characters. “A Rose for Emily” was his first published store and one of the most famous an American has written. This story revolves around violence, racism, decay, and alienation. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner uses symbols to portray change or…show more content…
The construction company cam with niggers and mules and machinery, and a foreman named Hommer Barron, a Yankee-a big, dark, ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face (453). They were seen together riding in his buggy going to the store. Come to find out Hommer was gay and he liked younger men. “Hommer himself had remarked- he liked men, and it was known that he drank with the younger men in the Elks’ Club- that he was not the marrying man” (454). With this Emily took it upon herself not to lose another person so she “killed Hommer” and locked him in a room where she lay beside him when she got ready. “The man himself lay in the bed” (456). As seen William Faulkner is a great American author. This story was about the change in the new south and how one person would not change. Emily would not change her house, she was stuck in the old time so she did not change, and the only time she tried to change was when she meet Hommer. She was happy at one time, but when she found out he wasn’t what he was supposed to be she killed him so that she could be with him
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