A Rose for Emily

But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores." (pp. 26-27) The house itself is decaying much like Emily, "It smelled of dust and disuse-a close, dank smell." (p. 27) Even the furniture was cracked and dusty. It is getting old like Emily. "It the parlor was furnished in heavy, leather -covered furniture. . . .they could see that the leather was cracked; and when they sat down, a faint dust rose sluggishly about their thigh. . ."(p. 27)

There was even a "tarnished gilt easel" before the fireplace that supported a crayon drawing of Miss Emily's father. This large portrait means that Colonel Grierson's presence is still in Emily's life; and the dull gilt easel reflects Emily's tarnished appearance. Emily's father did not permit her to date, for he thought no one was good enough for his baby girl. He remains the only loving man in


 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Rose for EmilyA Rose for Emily. ... Body The setting of A Rose for Emily is established early by Faulkner. No one has seen the inside of Miss EmilyÆs home for over a decade. ... (794 3 )

A Rose for EmilyA Rose for Emily. ... Body The setting of A Rose for Emily is established early by Faulkner. No one has seen the inside of Miss EmilyÆs home for over a decade. ... (791 3 )

A Rose For EmilyA Rose For Emily. ... Much of the action of "A Rose for Emily" concerns specula-tion about Miss Emily's activity behind the upstairs window. ... (2793 11 )

A Rose for EmilyA Rose for Emily. ... 209-11. Davis, William V. "Another Flower for Faulkner's Bouquet: Theme and Structure in A Rose for Emily." Notes on Mississippi Writers, Vol. ... (1612 6 )

A Rose for EmilyA Rose for Emily. A Rose for Emily Yes, Emily killed her lover, Homer. ... Reference Falkner, W. (2000). A Rose for Emily. in Kennedy, XJ & Gioia, D. (2000). ... (1193 5 )

"A Rose for Emily""A Rose for Emily". William ... be. Bibliography Faulkner, William. "A Rose For Emily." 494-502. Joyce, James. "A Little Cloud." 794-805. ... (12177 49 )

 
 

 
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