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A Rose for Emily is a short story by William Faulkner in 19th century William Faulkner 1897-1962 is a famous novelist in Mississippi Most of his novels focus on the social problems in the 19th century in the Southern society especially the problems of high class women In A Rose for Emily William Faulkner presents Miss Emilys instable state of mind through a missed sequence of events He arranges the story in fractured time and then introduces characters that contribute to the development of Miss Emilys personality The role of women in society is constantly questioned Some women are victim of circumstances and times So in order to live happy life they need to work around their situation In order to understand the story it is very important to understand the setting and how the main character develops it The town is very small and isolated There is a great deal of gossip that regularly circulates from people to people in the town with great interest Because of the small town the private life of a person becomes known to other people rapidly For example Emilys relationship with construction worker Homer Barron is a talk of the town The town cannot accept the fact that a Grierson would have an interest in a Northner a day laborer 78 The ladies begin to say that Emily is a disgrace to the town and a bad example to the young people But some older people say even grief could not cause a real lady to forget nobles oblige-without calling it nobles oblige 78 Furthermore when she buys the poison from the pharmacy the town is convinced that she is going to kill herself and she is crazy One of the things people talk a lot about is Emilys servant that works for her They make racial comments about him For example when Miss Emilys house starts giving off some sort odor people start complaining to
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