A Rose for Emily Synopsis 2

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Simarpreet Chhabra
Eng 125
A rose for Emily
1. Arranging the events in the sequence

* Colonel Sartoris’s decision to remit Emily’s taxes. * Emily’s father’s death.
* The development of odor around Emily’s house.
* Homer’s arrival in town.
* Emily’s purchase of poison.
* The arrival of Emily’s relatives.
* The aldermen’s visit.
* Homer’s disappearance.
I think Faulkner presents these events out of their actual chronological order so that he can present the story in a better way. To make the story easy and well organized.

2. The climax of the story began when Emily dies and they the town finds out what was behind the locked mysterious door. The town found the hommers body laid on the bed and Emily’s grey hair on the pillow next to it. The resolution stage begins when the Negro left the house after the death of his owner Emily.

3. “So when she vanquished them, horse and foot” – she tells the Negro to show the authority door as they tell him to pay taxes. We know that Emily’s taxes were remitted but the authority needed proof. “After a week or two the smell went away” – she kept the body of her dead father in the house as she did not want to believe that he was dead. The body started to smell and the neighbors complained about it. They made a decision to spray lime around Emily’s house which made the smell go away. “And that was the last we saw of homer Barron” – homer left and no one knows what happened to him. Emily again got depressed as homer is gone. “And so she died” – At the end Emily died due to mild illness because of her dusty house. The Negro left and the town people and relatives attended the funeral. “The man himself lay in the bed” – at the end we found out that homer’s body was found in the room which was always locked.

4. I think Faulkner made a right decision; Faulkner deleted the scene so that we could make an open minded decision as to what happened to servant. In the story we know that...
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