Starting with Miss Emily’s decaying house "It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies", "lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps" (451) The house is also southern gothic because it was passed down to Miss Emily by a long line of family members who had died and left it to her. It was an old white large house looked almost like a plantation type house. Another thing about the setting that helps make this story southern gothic is the time period. You can tell it southern gothic because Miss Emily is the last of her long line of family who’s lived in that town, now she is all alone without her father. The tax collector is also southern gothic because you don’t see those today they had people who were tax collectors that would go door to door back then that’s what makes the tax collector southern gothic.
Richard Nathaniel Wright was an author, poet, and writer of fiction and nonfiction. He was born in Mississippi on September 4, 1908 to Nathan and Ella Wright. Wright’s father was a sharecropper, who abandoned his family responsibilities when his son was five years old. Wright learned as an early age the struggles of being an African American in the south, “a time when the American South was in its darkest age of racial segregation” (545). His short story “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow, an Autobiographical Sketch”, is a biography of the way Wright lived as an African American.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that show the life of a southern state od Alabama during the “black racism” time period, where majority of the people had the mentality that (quote) with the exception of a few. To chosen to portray it from the eyes of Scout Finch, from a child’s point of view. Living in Maycomb, in the midst of a conservative society of the 1930’s and 20’s Southern America Scout Finch is an extra ordinary child. She is in fact extraordinary from various perspectives .She differs from the rest of the children with her brother because of the way that they are being brought up. Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus Finch is a modern viewed broad perspective lawyer who believes in integration, democracy and equality.
For others in the South, reminders the land was dedicated to the Confederacy spark hatred and spite. Tony Howritz seeks to find out why the Civil War still captivates Americans today. From a young age Horwitz is educated about the Civil War from his 101
In Williams Faulkner 's ‘A Rose for Emily’, a local narrator provides a very personally nuanced and chronologically disjoined narrative. Through this lens Faulkner uses the imagery and symbols of the Grierson home, Emily as a monument, Homer’s body, in “A Rose for Emily” to convey the theme of change vs. decay, especially as it relates to the American South and its traditions. Although he describes particular individuals within Jefferson (Miss Emily, the older men and ladies, the town leaders), he seems to be using them as symbols for the larger issues that the South was facing at the turn of the twentieth century. This paper discusses how Faulkner uses imagery and metaphor to highlight on the necessity of adaptation in changing times. This
Survival:Putting Trust in Others In the novel Kindred, the main story centers on the struggles and hardships the main character, Dana Franklin faces as she is stuck in the Antebellum South, a world that isn’t so accepting of her. She desperately tries to return to her own time in Los Angeles 1976. The fact that Dana is a person of color and is stuck in the Antebellum South makes her subject to cruel, bitter treatment by white slaveholders. In Kindred, Octavia Butler describes survival as putting trust in others and making decisions one might regret otherwise; Dana’s personal decisions affected not only herself but others including Rufus, Alice, and Kevin. In one of Dana’s trips back to the Antebellum South, Dana and Kevin were separated in a different time with Dana returning without Kevin.
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” critiques the American South Describing Emily’s vibrant life full of hope and buoyancy, later shrouded into the profound mystery, Faulkner emphasizes her denial to accept the concept of death. William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” takes place in the South during the transitional time period from the racial discrimination to the core political change of racial equality. Starting from the description of her death, “A Rose for Emily” tells the story about the lady who is the last in her generation (Emily Grierson). Being strong, proud and a traditional lady of southern aristocracy, Emily turns into an evil, unpredictable and mysterious old lady after the death of her father. Even though “A Rose for Emily”
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. William’s stories include virtues of the the Old South, which take a look at tragic flaw of slavery, and this sparked many of his stories. The Old South was an adherence to the code of chivalry and a belief in natural superiority of the white aristocracy. Throughout his stories, Faulkner contrats notions of the Old South and its decaying values with the newer ideas of the New South. Beginning the story, Faulkner explains how a terrible smell starts to conjure up from Miss Emily Grierson’s house.
By using unconventional plot structure, Faulkner has created a complex method of storytelling to explore the moral shortcomings of Southern values and ethics during the American Civil War through the means of Emily, a character who is socially and mentally trapped in the old
Poetry Analyzation: Both Cowper and Poe have very distinct writing styles and techniques, as Cowper writes poetry that revolves around religion and Poe differs with essays that involve many imaginative and dark aspects, such as a theme of death. In one of his poems “The Negro’s Complaint” , Cowper demonstrates his writing skills through a controversial poem that brings god and slavery together. This poem was used as an act of conscience, because of the guilt he felt for the “sin” of using African-Americans as pawns of slavery by his people. Cowper made this poem to give those who are not heard, a voice, and to raise awareness for those who cannot riot or protest for their own freedom, hoping to result with putting reality into the conscience of slave owners. The poem is constructed into seven stanzas, organized in iambic pentameter containing a rhythm of “ababcdcd”, throughout the rhythm of the poem comes reflection to the emotions of the speaker whom is a slave.
Southern Gothic is a term used to describe the grotesque feeling of the South. When portraying “Southern Gothic” in photography we see the South in a way that others do not imagine. They include darkness, landscapes, churches, graveyards, moss and water; everything that makes up the south. These pictures depict the social issues and cultural character of the American South. There is deep history in the south that has stayed around to haunt the future.
In 1835 I became the editor for the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. I was known mostly for my harsh critic. I married Virginia while she was only the age of thirteen, we did not have any children but she died at the age of 24. She died of the wretched disease that stole my mother and brother away from me. After her death I began to write more poems and short stories, like “the Tale-Tell heart”, “The Raven”, and “the Masque of The Red Death”.
Every story that has been published is written by a curious author or an author that is a victim of his environment. Most authors write to make a point or maybe even just a simple connection. “A Rose for Emily” is written as a fictional story while telling the story of the author’s birth place. William Faulkner writes this story to examine the old South. There is an old saying that Southerners write to tell a story about something that happened in their life.