Semester 2 17 Assignments
Week 5 Pre-Test, 5.03, 5.04A, 5.06, 5.08
Week 6 6.02C, 6.03, 6.04A, 6.08B
Week 7 7.03A, 7.03B 7.05B, 7.08
Week 8 8.01, 8.02A and B, 8.03, 8.05 (segment exam)
5.03- A rose for Emily
Part I: Character Identification in "A Rose for Emily"
In complete sentence format, identify each of the following characters. Remember reporters, be sure to include as much information as possible to give your readers a vivid picture of each of the following characters: 1. Emily Grierson: Emily Grierson was a young lady, whose life was always run by her father. Her father who was of very high standard never felt that any man was good enough for his daughter therefore, she never married. 2. Colonel Sartoris: Colonel Sartoris was the former mayor of the town, when he was alive he had established the myth that the town had to take care of Emily and therefore, she did not have to pay taxes. 3. Tobe: Tobe was Emily’s faithful servant; he did all her errands and never socializes with anyone. 4. Judge Stevens: Judge Stevens was the mayor of the town when Emily was alive, when a woman complained to him about the smell that was coming from Emily’s house he did not know how to tell Emily, therefore, he suggested that the men pour lime around the premises to get rid of the smell. 5. Homer Barron: Homer Barron was the gentleman that everyone though Emily had married. However, Barron was not the marrying type; he had said so many times while in town drinking with the younger men at the elks. Part 2
1. What metaphor is used to describe Miss Emily in the first paragraph? In the first paragraph Miss Emily is described as a “fallen monument”, after she died everyone went to her home, not so much to pay respect, but, to see how she lived and see the inside of her house. 2. How is the house personified in the second paragraph of this story? The house is personified in the second paragraph, by saying “a big squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies, also garage and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood”. 3. What had Colonel Sartoris done for Miss Emily in 1894? After Miss Emily’s father died, Colonel Sartoris knew that she had nothing but the house; therefore, he invented a loan that would waive the taxes on the house. 4. What did the next generation of town leaders do on the first year? The next generation began sending Miss Emily tax letters. 5. How does Faulkner describe Miss Emily in the sixth paragraph? Faulkner describes Miss Emily as a small, fat woman in black, with a thin gold chain descending to her waist and vanishing into her belt, leaning on a ebony cane with a tarnished gold head. 6. At the beginning of Part II, how long had Emily's father been dead? At the beginning of part II, Miss Emily’s father had been dead for two years. 7. What are the neighbors complaining about? What does Judge Stevens say probably has caused it? The neighbors are complaining about a bad smell, Judge Stevens say it’s probably some dead rats. 8. What did Miss Emily tell her visitors the day after her father's death? Miss Emily told all her visitor her father was not dead. 9. Who began to date Miss Emily in Part III, and why was he in town? Miss Emily began dating Homer Barron in part III; he was a foreman who came to take care to the contract for the paving of the sidewalks. 10. What did the townspeople think of Miss Emily and her new boyfriend? The Townspeople thought that the relationship with Miss Emily and her new boyfriend was immoral. 11. What does Miss Emily do to make the townspeople think that she and her boyfriend have wed? Miss Emily went to the jeweler’s and ordered a man’s toilet set in silver, she also bought a complete outfit of men’s clothing, including a nightshirt. 12. When was the last time the...