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  1. Short Stories “A Rose for Emily” By William Faulkner

  2. 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

  3. 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 • Results from the Civil War • humbling effect on South • The South's outdated plantation economy was devastated by emancipation.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

  4. Literary Elements

  5. 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.

  6. Point of View in “A Rose for Emily” • unique. • The story is told by an unnamed narrator in the first-person collective. • The townspeople?

  7. 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”

  8. 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

  9. 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