. In her home, she is secluded from the world and this makes her feel safe. Because the narrator is a first-person voice, it speaks of Emily and of the details of the story as a fellow resident of Jefferson, Mississippi. William Faulkner was the first to turn the eyes of America toward the South six decades after the Civil War. Set in a southern town at the turn of the century, Faulkner describes the life of Miss Emily. She explains it is just for rats. The narrator reveals information gained through gossip and speculation and appears to enjoy witnessing some of the unfortunate incidents in Emily's life.
The story can seem downright cruel, the characters wholly unsympathetic, and the plot gross. Finally, something these works It might be because in my opinion the community is responsible for Miss Emily's solitude and consequently of her bizarre behaviour, and the narrator wants to be apart, not involved. The short story describes how Miss Emily deals with the struggles of her changing life. He would simply be too reserved. Though Jefferson and its inhabitants are unique, we can see their town as any southern town during that period.
One day, Emily is seen buying arsenic at the drugstore, and the town thinks that she plans to kill herself. The narrator does show himself to be male based on his attempt to not attach himself to the ladies in his town. William Faulkner sets the mood that our main character is a part of the town, yet uses a collective narration to allow the reader to better see the isolation and separation that Miss. The new generation treat Miss Emily as one more, a person who has to pay her taxes. At last, the narrator is speechless. However in my opinion this is not possible at all as in the story we have several dialogues, we have the words that the characters said. With each tick of the clock, her chance for happiness dwindles.
Lush - While Ernest Hemingway boils things down to the essentials, his friend William Faulkner lets the pot boil over, spilling onto the stove, down onto the floor, and maybe somehow catching the kitchen on fire. The unnamed narrator in is a resident of the town in which the main character Emily lives. Who, then, is this narrator, who seemingly speaks for the town but simultaneously draws back from it? We also speculate that the house is an emblem of money probably earned in large part through the labors of slaves, or emancipated slaves. In effect, this story takes a stand against such isolation, and against all those who isolate others. His use of characterization, narration, foreshadowing, and symbolism are four key factors to why Faulkner's work is idealistic to all readers. It follows theincreasingly insane life of Emily Grierson, a spinster.
The men are described as respectful, while women are considered curious gossiping everytime they can. She thought she might have this with Homer Barron, but something went terribly wrong. Emily is a lonely lady. Bloated and pallid in her later years, her hair turns steel gray. On the other hand, he is very respectful with her, like men in the community treat her. This is portrayed through its limited omniscience, its shifting viewpoint and its unreliability.
They also didn't like the unnamed narrator and the fact that the people barged into Emily's house after she passed away. Faulkner pokes fun at this in many occasions. Everyoneassumes he and Emily will marry, but when no one sees him anymore,they assume he's left for good. And yet, for a lover she chooses Homer Barron, a man of the lowest class, and more troubling than his social status is the fact that he is a Yankee. Homer is a large man with a dark complexion, a booming voice, and light-colored eyes.
The stationery is also a symbol of time, but in a different way. Then heap on a generous helping of southern pride, and you have tragedies like this one. After thedeath of her father, which she did not deal with well, she becomesfriendly with a man named Homer who is wel … l below her socialstanding. Is it a member of the Old Generation or the New one? It is vital to the story that she is dead at the end and cannot pay legally for what she has done, therefore she could not tell her story. A foreman from the North. This allows the reader to understand that the narrator speaks for the town and is familiar with the culture.
Emily gets her sense of security through isolation. She refuses to leave her home; because she feels safe in the house and whatever she thinks is right inside, is her. With Faulkner we can feel the vines tangling, the magnolias blooming, the plants around Emily's house breeding, helping to hide her from the harshness of the world she lives in, a world in which she doesn't really belong. In Emily's case she wanted to change a number of times but never had the support of her own town. After a life of having potential suitors rejected by her father, she spends time after his death with a newcomer, Homer Barron, although the chances of his marrying her decrease as the years pass.
Here one can notice that it isn't just the narrator's point of view on Miss Emily voiced, rather the whole town's perspective on her. The narrator doesn't seem to approve of the urban sprawl. Through the idea of appearances and foreshadowing, Faulkner demonstrates Emily as a mentally unbalanced character. Emily encounters different complications as her father, and Colonel Satoris are deceased. The narrator also admires her aristocratic aloofness, especially in her disdain of such common matters as paying taxes or associating with lower-class people.
This question has to possible answers, as the narrator does. Miss Emily's house is old, but was at one point the best house around. Faulkner has carefully crafted a multi-layered masterpiece, and he uses setting, characterization, and theme to move it along. However, the similarity of both stories lies within the characters. At that time, the townsfolk enterher home to discover what it was that had kept her locked away forso long. The narrator is a collective representative of the entire town spread over several generations. The critics didn't like the grotesque imagery and they said it wasn't Faulker's greatest achievement.