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Short Stories “A Rose for Emily” By William Faulkner
Background Information • Author: William Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) • was an American writer from Oxford, Mississippi • heavily influenced by, his home state of Mississippi, as well as by the history and culture of the American South altogether • Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States
Background Information • Southern Gothic • writing style • relies on supernatural, ironic, or unusual events to guide the plot. • Results from the Civil War • humbling effect on South • The South's outdated plantation economy was devastated by emancipation. • Some Southern aristocrats found themselves working the land alongside tenant farmers and former slaves • Pay attention to how in “A Rose for Emily,” Emily is a symbol for this old southern lifestyle/culture
Flashback • Flashback: • presents action that occurs before the beginning of a story • present scene in the story is interrupted to flash backward and tell what happened in an earlier time. • In “A Rose for Emily” the story is told by the narrator through a series of non-sequential flashbacks.
Point of View in “A Rose for Emily” • unique. • The story is told by an unnamed narrator in the first-person collective. • The townspeople?
Theme • Definition: The central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work. • The “main idea” of the story • Theme of “A Rose for Emily” • Death • Death and funerals are mentioned both literally and figuratively in “A Rose for Emily”
Plot • Plot: Series of related events that make up a story. • plot of “A Rose for Emily” is not sequentialso the reader is unsure of what will happen,therefore, creating suspense for the reader. Climax Rising Action Falling Action Exposition Resolution
Complete C-Notes • Write a 5 sentence summary • Complete C-Questions: • 3: Level One Questions • 2: Level Two Questions • 2: Level Three Questions • That’s 7 questions total! • Do 5 on the first page and 2 on the second page • Use the column provided