Corruption And Evil In 'A Rose For Emily'

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What struck me in the story "A Rose for Emily", is the unique point of view; rather than speaking in a single voice, the narrator uses a collective voice of "we", as though there are multiple observers. The purpose of using "we" is to speak for the town's citizens as the narrator to create a sense of familiarity between the reader and the story. The town carries the story of the progress of Emily's life and also judges her actions whether perceived or actual. The short story has a theme of corruption and evil. The opinions and comments reveal the mentality of the collective narrator, or the values of the town. The narrator's position is occasionally inconsistent, making judgments both for and against Miss Emily. The narrator
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