Similarities of Different Styles of Writing

Topics: Short story, William Faulkner, Grammatical person Pages: 3 (874 words) Published: December 5, 2010
Similarities of Different Styles of Writing

Similarities of Different Styles of Writing
Most recently, I have read many different short stories and poems. The three works that stuck out to me the most are, “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner, “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” written by William Shakespeare, and “The Cathedral” written by Raymond Carver. Although there are different writers and poets, we are able to find similarities in the text through interpretation. “A Rose for Emily” and “The Cathedral” is told in third person. The third person point of view is when the narrator relates all information in third person. The short story will often use third person pronouns like "he" or "she." The narrator in “The Cathedral” is consistently describing his wife and the blind man’s actions. Craver is also sure to provide great detail in the emotions that are supposed to be felt. Ignorance, for one, “My idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed” (1977, Craver). A Rose for Emily” is told from the viewpoint of an unknown townsman. “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the mean through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the woman mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no save an old-manservant—a combined gardener and cook—had seen in at least ten years” (1929, Faulkner). Besides being told in third person, the main similarity that I recognize is how people react to others. The narrator in “The Cathedral” was fascinated, for lack of a better description, about a blind man named Robert; to the point where he was not looking forward to the Robert staying in his house. When I was reading this story it seemed as if the narrator did not even understand how his wife could be friends with someone who cannot see.

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