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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is a remarkable tale of Emily Grierson whose funeral drew the attention of the entire population of Jefferson asmall southern town Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War in the south An unnamed narrator who is consider to be the town or at least the collaborative voice of it aligns key moments in Emilys life including the death of her father and her brief relationship with a man form the north named Homer Barron In short this story explains Emilys strict and repetitive ways and the sullen curiosity that the towns people have shown toward her Rising above the literal level of Emilys narrative the story basically addressesthe symbolic changes in the South after the civil war Emilys house symbolizes neglect and improvishment in the new times in the town of Jefferson Beginning with Emily Griersons funeral the story foreshadows the ending and suspenseful events in Emilys life and her other impending circumstances A Rose for Emily tells the tale of a young woman who lives and abides by her fathers strict sensibilities The rampant symbolism and Falkners descriptions of the decaying house coincide with Miss Emilys physical and emotional decayalso emphasize her mental degeneration and further illustrate the outcome of Falkners story Miss Emilys decaying house not only lacks genuine love and care but so douse she in her adult life but more so during her childhood The pertinence of Miss Emilys house in relation to her physical appearance is brought on by constant neglect and unappreciatation As an example the house is situated in what was once a prominent neighborhood that has now deteriorated Originally the house was described as It was a big squarishframe house that had once been white decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies of an earliertime now many of the towns people see that the house has become
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