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Dry September and A Rose for Emily are two stories that explores life of two small towns each having similarities as well as differences in the way it was written In analyzing the two stories we will reveal the emotions of the characters the tone of the story and how the setting is used to show the feeling of the story in doing so we will discover the style Faulkner uses to employ his tone on the story and to get a better understanding of the two stories McLendon one of the characters of Dry September is a racist ignorant suprimist dictator We discover this by McLendons actions throughout the story In one situation McLendon rallys up a group of white men to commit a crime against an African American accused of attacking a white women He doesnt use reason and the only thing in his mind is to get this person and lynch him He is dictatorial and is found saying Happen What the hell difference does it make Are you going to let the Black sons get away with it until one really does itno talking necessary at all Ive done my talking Whos with me This reveals the power he has over people making them choose to either be compassionate to an African American in the South during the mid 1900s or to a white southern women during an era where racial discrimination was considered acceptable in America Another character of Dry September is the barber who seems to be the opposite of McLendon The barber is compassionate reasonable and weak In the beginning of the story the barber seems to be the only person in the barber shop who reasons with McLendon commenting that Will Mayes never done it I know That reveals the barbers relation to Will Mayes that he cares about him and that he is willing to hold is emotions till the truth is revealed But
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