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One of the greatest writers of the 20th century is William Faulkner He was born and raised in the southern state of Mississippi which greatly influenced his style of writing Faulkner liked to use a variety of styles and themes in his works In one of his most famous books As I Lay Dying he uses streams of consciousness while in A Rose for Emily his style and theme is very morbid and grotesque He chose a much more down to earth style of writing in his short story Dilsey Faulkners choice of using streams of consciousness in As I Lay Dying tends to be confusing and complicated It reveals the characters feelings thoughts and actions in an associative rather than logical sequence As I Lay Dying is a whole-hearted monologue that lacks the unity explicit cohesion and selectivity of direct thought An example of this would be the instance in which Vardaman flips out over his mothers death and his thoughts go on a wild rampage This can be expressed when Vardaman says My mother is a fish Faulkner continues to express his characters mainly through their own words rather than by using a third person point of view A Rose for Emily has an extremely morbid theme and is interestingly insane The story begins by saying that Miss Emily is dead and the whole town goes to her funeral which in fact is not true The town mainly goes for the sole purpose of seeing her house Miss Emily is not only weird and depressing but also crazy This is because no one in their right mind would kill a man and keep the dead body in their house She must have killed Homer and kept him in her house for so long thinking she could be with him forever It is really hard to pinpoint the narrator in the this story so he is never really known Faulkner takes another approach in
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