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n William Faulkners A Rose for Em Michael Palomo Palomo 1ily there are numerous aspects of the plot that can be explored The use of conflict foreshadowing and flashbacks throughout the story form the plot along with its characters The plots stages can be traced throughout the story The start and end of the exposition climax and resolution can be identified There is also a protagonist and a few antagonists in this story The story is based on the life of a southern woman and the outcome of probably her one and only relationship with a man I will in the following paragraphs illustrate the use of the previously mentioned tools in the storyThe story opens with the death of Miss Emily Grierson the subject of the story The fact that the story begins in medias res or in the midst of the story is an example of manipulation of the chronological order of the story Kirszner and Mandell 65 This tool used by authors enhances the way a story is told Another form of manipulating the order of when events are exposed is through the use of flashbacks Faulkner relies on this to describe the events leading up to Emilys death Throughout the story the narrator goes back to different events to introduce characters such as her father her Negro servant Homer Barron and the Board of Aldermen An example of this would be when the narrator states We did not even know she was sick we had long since given up on getting any information from the Negro 86 Within these flashbacks
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