Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Kurtz, Elizabeth Carney. "Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily.'" The Explicator 44, no. 2 (Winter 1986): p. 40. Quoted as "'A Rose for Emily'" in Harold Bloom, ed. William Faulkner, Bloom's Major Short Story Writers. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 1998. (Updated 2007.)Bloom's Literature. Facts on File, Inc. Web. 9 Oct. 2014 In Elizabeth Carney literary criticism she explains how a rose is a symbol of love or deep friendship. She explains how a rose can be out of sight but memories of that special person can return once the rose is discovered. She describes how Faulkner uses the rose ironically since his story brings more shock then love. Kurtz explains how Emily denies change and is stuck to the old southern tradition. Kurtz points out Emily needing love so desperately that she will do anything to have it. Since Homer is not the marrying type this brought shock to her emotional heart. Roses are proof of love and when held restore memories and Homer has becomes the token of love (rose) for Emily. She kept him away in a rose colored room where when open at times the memories will wipe away her loneliness. Watkins, Floyd C. "The Structure of 'A Rose for Emily.'" In Modern Language Notes 69, (November 1954): no. 11 pp. 509–510. Quoted as "The Structure of 'A Rose for Emily'" in Harold Bloom, ed. William Faulkner, Bloom's Major Short Story Writers. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 1998. (Updated 2007.)Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 22 Oct. 2014 In this source he focuses more on the structural pattern of “A Rose for Emily”. He explains how the story is symmetrical as the “Scarlet Letter” because of the 3 parts beginning, middle and end. He also points out that Faulkner focus on the increasing conflicts and how it is divided into 5 parts that are based on isolation and intrusion. He says in youth Emily was not as separated from her

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