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A Rose for Emily William Faulkner wrote the short story A Rose for Emily It was published in 1930 The story was set in the Deep South Jefferson to be precise The time period was from 1884 to 1920 Emily Grierson was the main character in the story Faulkner uses characterization to revel the character of Emily he expresses the content of her character through physical description through her actions words and feelings through a narrators direct comments about the characters nature and through the actions words and feelings of other characters In the story A Rose for Emily the main conflict was an external one it was Emily Grierson versus society The protagonist in the story was the town in which Emily lived in Society expected her to behave in a certain way like a lady because of the family background she came from She apparently was raised in a wealthy family The town saw Emily as a fallen monument after her death 414 When she was alive the town thought of her as a tradition a duty and a care a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town414 The town had no chose but to deal with Emily When the town started to change Emily refused to do so and it was apparent that the town saw her house as an eyesore among eyesores414 The town was very interested in her relationship with Homer Barron a foreman that was working on the contract for paving the sidewalks in the town They were pleased at first but later they kind of had mixed feelings saying that she as a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner a day laborer417 Emily is the antagonist in the story she is stuck in time she absolutely refuses to change despite the fact that society was changing around her She lives as a recluse for many years No visitor had passed since she ceased giving china painting
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