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When a person reads a story he or she is aware of many types of elements of fiction An author uses elements of fiction to make his or her story move and read in a way that will make the story enjoyable and a thrill to read By using these elements in the right way the author creates an abundance of suspense within the reader making the reader wonder what is to come Faulkner uses a number of elements of fiction in A Rose for Emily Plot foreshadowing and flashbacks are just a few of the elements used to create a story full of suspense and wonder The plot of a Rose for Emily is of the mysterious life of Emily Greirson and her personal conflict with her southern heritage There are two ways to go about writing the plot of a story A chronological plot is told as the events happen one right after the other A Rose for Emily is not told in this manner Faulkner starts out with Emilys death and then flashes back to many different events that happen during Emilys life This creates gaps in the story about Emilys life that must be filled in with flashbacks A Rose for Emily is in essence five different flashbacks combined together to form one story Faulkner flashes back to the time when a deputation tried to collect on her taxes This flashback is used to describe the lifestyle Emily has been living for the past years and also the appearance that Emily has taken on as a result of staying in the house Emilys hereditary obligations that she had to the town are shown in the flashback of her buying arsenic from the druggist The druggist tells Emily that by law she must say what the poison is for Emily only gives him a stern look and is given the poison Emilys influence of the townspeople
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