In Falkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, the story started off at the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson. The “whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old manservant- a combined gardener and cook- had seen in at least ten years” (Faulkner 33). Emily represented the great Southern tradition and in doing so the town’s leaders overlooked what was truly going on in her life. She was viewed as a true Southern lady, but their views lead to her downfall. Thirty years before her death, the townspeople complained about a bad smell coming from her place.
The townspeople carried a sort of sympathy once her family passed, with her only reaming kin living in south Alabama. Miss Emily was known for her big seventies style abode that was once white and filled with life, but soon became to be a mysterious place. Her neegro “manservant” being the only one to go in or out for years. Miss Emily was artist. She had given china painting lessons to a few children in the town, but they grew older and once the last had come she didn’t take many visitors.
Cofer, with the support of her family, attended to great schools like Augusta College where she received a B.A in English, and Florida Atlantic University where she got an M.A. Also another interesting fact about her is that, according to The Poetry Foundation web page, Cofer writing was inspired by her grandmother a storyteller in the tradition of teaching through storytelling among Puerto Rican women. Cofer tasting of two cultures American and Puerto Rican, and her points of view of racism, sexism and the struggle of the immigrant is printed all over her work making it a very interesting and delightful reading with a hint of sweet and sour savor, which intensify an already breathtaking experience. Quinceañera is one of those poems written by Cofer that you can feel it very close to you. She tells the story of a young girl who is about to turn fifteen.
Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable. Hall’s self-exposed writing enables a reader to go beyond solely reading about her life, her writing can help a reader feel encouraged to tackle their own life obstacles. Due to Hall’s sincere and personal way of writing I felt encouraged and felt amazed at how much I not only liked her writing but learned from it as well. As I read Hall’s work I gained the impression that I was reading her personal journal. Her “journals,” in other words her autobiographical narratives such as Killing Chickens, “Shunned” and “Without a map” all reveal specific different bitter portions of her life that she has faced and overcame and reassures readers like me, that we can too.
Some of the main characters in this story are India Opal, her father the preacher, there dog Winn Dixie, Miss Franny the librarian, Otis the store owner of a local pet store, and Gloria Dump a blind old woman who lives in the neighborhood. Opal and her father have just moved to Naomi, Florida. Opal’s father preaches at a small converted convenience store named “Open Arms Baptist”. Opal prays every night for the need of a new friend and how she misses her mother who left her and her father when she was just 3 yrs old. One day when Opal’s father was at work, he had left a grocery list on the fridge for Opal to go to a local grocery store called Winn Dixie.
Many people would just give up, give Beatty the books within the 24 hours or just burn the rest of them but not Montag. Montag stood his ground with Faber in his ear and watched as his wife left him, he lost his job, and personally burned down his own house along with his boss. Guy went against everything that was acceptable in
Foreshadowing, imagery and symbolism in William Faulkner “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner starts with Emily’s funeral where the entire town is present “the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument the women mostly out of curiosity” (287). The narrator, who represents the town, describes her life as lonely, hopeless and isolated form the community. Her father robbed her of a life. He is the dominant face in her life and he “had driven away” “all the young men “that wanted to marry her (290). He died when she was thirty years old living her alone with no husband and with a lone to the town.
One stepped up and began to speak, he stated that his parents (mother and grandmother) make him go to church every Sunday or he does not get to leave the house any that week. Another guy explained, that his family did not go to church. Of the eight boys I spoke with, six of them attended church services regularly and one did not at all and two did every now and again. I questioned the boys who regularly attend church service on their opinion
Andrea Gore Dr. Jordan ENG 465 July 2, 2013 “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner This story is divided into five sections. In section I, the narrator recalls the time of Emily Grierson’s funeral and how the entire town of Jefferson attended her funeral in her home. The men went out of respect for Emily, and the women went out of curiosity to see the inside of her house. No one has seen the inside for 10 years. The townspeople thought of Emily as a sort of hereditary obligation.
The author is a loving wife and parent who experiences complications in her family relationships because of her husband, John, who is spending less time with her and spending more time at work. As a child, Hope Edelman grew up in suburban New York where her father was always preoccupied with work, thus never spending time with the family just like her husband. The author was seventeen when her mother died of breast cancer causing Edelman great pain. Her mother did everything around the house when she was alive, so her passing caused a lack of discipline with the children and there were no more chores for any of the siblings. Nannies were suddenly walking in through the front door daily.