Narration In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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In my opinion, the narrator in “A Rose for Emily” is innovative. This person is one member of the town where Emily lived. When the narrator talks, he does it saying “we”; this implies that the narrator is talking on the name of the whole town. While he is narrating the story, he learns and reflects on it. 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. This story has descriptions of people and events caused by memories based on specific situations; so it can say that is not only non-chronological but also associative. Faulkner uses the non-chronological technique to keeps the readers interested and paying attention to any details about Emily’s life. Her life was told in an almost backward sense.…show more content…
Also, some taboo subjects like murder, suicide, incest, etc. are presented in the gothic literature. The themes of love lost, death, and murder make “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, a representation of the Southern Gothic. Some elements that support this are Emily’s description, Emily’s house, the poison Emily used to kill Homer, and the unwanted
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