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In the story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner the use of foreshadowing is used truly conspicuously To foreshadow is to provide advanced indications to a future event or discovery The extremely strong dank scent about Ms Emilys house the second floor of this residence being locked and the discovery of the iron grey hair all are strong foreshadowing incidents that achieve this surprising and strong but also believable ending Faulkner use of foreshadowing is used ingeniously to achieve a shocking and powerful yet certain ending Ms Emily lived in a white square seventies style house that is now rundown un maintained rotting and decaying The inside of the house was said to smell like dust and disuse - a close dank smell Yet the scent smelt by 3 different neighbors was stronger than this the stench was so rotten that it traveled into neighboring homes As one neighbor complained and described the smell she said they were not surprised when the smell developed It was another link between the gross teeming world and the high and mighty Griersons Faulkner was trying to develop a scent so strong that it could only be that of a dead body As Ms Emilys husband Homer Barron had gone unseen ever since they were married it foreshadows to the discovery of his dead body in the house The foreshadowing helps to bring certainty and believability to the ending of this story Ms Emily was occasionally seen through windows in her home sometimes on the second floor and sometimes on the main floor As Ms Emily grew old she started only to be seen on the main floor of her house not ever on the second People who would watch the house said she had evidently shut up the top floor of the house Faulkner wanted to make the reader wonder why the second floor was locked and not used What could Ms Emily be
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