William Faulkner(1897-1962)- Born in New Albany Mississippi and came from an old Southern family- His greatest novels and short stories are set in mythical Yoknapatawpha County- Wrote about every aspect of life, from the mundane to the sensational – in the American South
William Faulkner( cont) - Used pieces of his own life and family history in his fiction - Won two Pulitzer Prizes, a National Book Award, and the Nobel Prize for Literature - Died on July 6, 1962
-Soldiers Pay(1926)-Mosquitoes (1927)-Sartoris(1929)-The Sound and The Fury (1929)- As I Lay Dying (1930)- Light in August, Absalom, Albasom!, The Wild Palms, The Hamlet,and Go Down, Moses (1940s)
TOPICA tragical Emily’s life because she livedas the generation time between the oldand the new, between the obsolete
THEMES Ones excessive pride in the past can prevent someone from living well in the present.
PLOTSIntroduction Emily’s status & character Homer find out as a corpse Emily’s father died Emily died at 74 Emily refuse to pay taxes Emily buy arsenic to poison Homer Emily meet Homer The townspeople want to stop theirrelationship by Emily’s relatives Homer disappear
CONFLICTS Emily vs. father3 main conflicts Emily vs. townspeople Emily vs. Homer
EMILY VS FATHER-A Southman didn’t let her have awell-matched husband-Don’t accept the death of herfather which is the catalyst formuch of Emilys trouble acceptingchange "after her fathers death shewent out very little”.- When she died “with the crayonface of her father musingprofoundly above the bier”
EMILY VS HOMER-“a tradition, a duty, and -“a Yankee—a big, dark,a care” of the town ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face” - “He liked men, and it was-"Of course a Grierson known that he drank with thewould not think seriously of younger men in the Elksa Northerner, a day laborer.“ Club—that he was not a marrying man “ Emily buy arsenic to kill Homer or to keep herlover forever, it’s a bizarre love
EMILY VS THE TOWNSPEOPLE- The complaints about the smell of the house- The gossip and curiosity about who she is- Refused to pay taxes for the property when the officials contacted- “She carried her head high enough—even when we believed that she was fallen. It was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson; as if it had wanted that touch of earthiness to reaffirm her imperviousness”.
CLIMAXI want some poison,” she said to the druggist.“Yes, Miss Emily. What kind? For rats and such?“I want the best you have. I dont care what kind.”The druggist named several. “Theyll kill anything up to anelephant. But what you want is—”“Arsenic,” Miss Emily said. “Is that a good one?”“Is . . .arsenic? Yes, ma’am. But what you want—”“I want arsenic.”……………… When she opened the package at home there waswritten on the box, under the skull and bones: “For rats.”
CHARACTER Homer BaronMiss Emily Grierson - Mr. Grierson - Tobe - Colonel Sartoris
SETTING- In the Southern town of Jefferson during the late 1800s to early 1900s.- The town is more than just the setting in the story; it takes on its own characterization alongside Miss Emily
SOME ANALYSIS ABOUT “A ROSE FOR EMILY”- Foreshadowing- Simile- Flashback- The Emily’s house- The Gorthic- The imagination of “ a rose”- “Poor emily”- Tobe
Some figures of speech:- Foreshadowing: "I want some poison," she said to the druggist” and “ Two days later we learned that she had bought a complete outfit of mens clothing, including a nightshirt,…”.- Simile: "bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue."
Some figures of speech:Flashback: list of order events, not arrangement +Section 1 reminds the Emily’s death, +Section 2 describes Emily’s father death , +Section 3 is the first appearance of Homer Barron, +Section 4 Emily’s action to kill her lover, Homer, indirect description + Section 5 back to present time Emily’ death
Some good details in A Rose for Emily - The Emily’s house: “only Miss Emilys house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps” -> Miss Emily’s characteristic
Some good details in A Rose for EmilyThe Gorthic( yếu tố kinh dị): the image Homer Baron was poisoned not described directly, the reader more chained to come to the conclusion.
Some good details in A Rose for EmilyThe imagination of ->the author’s commemoration to Emily in overall the story -> represented as Homer , the old Negro, the mayor Colonel Sartoris, and the respect of the townspeople to Emily
Some good details in A Rose for Emily“Poor emily”: the attitude of the townspeople with Emily-> It is not only ironical voice from the town but also the author’s regret for Emily character.Tobe: a servant who take care of Emily until she died-> “the Negro men went in and out with a market basket” was repeated as regualrly, slowly and even softly as his appearance throughout Emily’s life-> “his voice had grown harsh and rusty, as if from disuse” Tobe might want to spend all his lifetime to take care of her as well as to love her in mute
POINT OF VIEWThe willingness of the town to nowadmit responsibility is a hopefulsign, and one that allows us toenvision a better future forgenerations to come
CONCLUSIONIn summary, the effect of "A Rose forEmily" is one that is positive and enjoyable. "A Rose for Emily" will continue to be adefinite success in the works of WilliamFaulkner.