A Rose for Emily Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.
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"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner

Summary: A study of the main narrative techniques evident in William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily," the effects that those techniques produce, and how they contribute to the meaning of the story. In manipulating the structure of the story through subtle complexities, Faulkner gives the story a Gothic/tragic element, including a psychoanalysis of the main character and a display of how members of the aristocratic classes can be entrapped by isolation and social constraints.
In A Rose for Emily Faulkner explores the argument that the advantages gained by the aristocratic classes can sometimes act as an entrapment of social constraints.

Faulkner uses the narrator in the story, as a catalyst for characterisation as the narrator is a member of the story but is unnamed and internally focalised although he/she is also omniscient so focalisation does not change during the story. Faulkner shows that the narrator is in the story itself by writing "we did not say she is crazy then" implying he/she himself or herself were concerned, this makes the narrator an "intradiegetic narrator" . The story is also not chronological which allows Faulkner give an analeptic account of Emily's life after beginning the story, which it turn allows him to begin with a puissant first paragraph consisting of one sentence in which the main character...

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