A Rose for Emily Questions and Answers

Satisfactory Essays
5.03 – Faulkner and Regionalism
Part 1:
1. Emily Grierson ~ She was the main character since the story was about her. Her main characteristics were isolation, quiet, stubborn, selfish, and cold-hearted.
2. Colonel Sartoris ~ He was the former mayor of Jefferson. His main characteristics would be sexist, and racist.
3. Tobe ~ He was Miss Emily’s servant for years. His main characteristics were caring, loyal, and quiet.
4. Judge Stevens ~ He was the current mayor of Jefferson. His main characteristics were old (he was eighty), respectful, kind, problem-solving (in the case of the smell coming from Miss Emily’s house).
5. Homer Barron ~ He was the love interest of the story sharing a relationship with Miss Emily. His main characteristics were friendly, social, humor, loud, demanding, and leading (in Miss Emily’s case).
Part 2:
1. The introduction to the lesson says that Faulkner's "great theme was the American South." "A Rose for Emily" is a good example of regionalism. Identify two examples of local color from the story.
Two examples of local color from the story are Miss Emily’s old house that she refused to repair and was the last house remaining from what was once filled with the best homes. Also Miss Emily refused to change to match the ones who moved into the area; she didn’t pay taxes and her servant was African American.
2. In the first paragraph Miss Emily is compared to a "fallen monument." What does his metaphor tell the reader about her social status before she died?
That metaphor about Miss Emily tells me that during some period of time she was a very important person to the community who had high social standing and wealth.
3. Part two begins with a shift in time. At this point in the story, Miss Emily's father has been dead for two years and the townspeople began to complain about a suspicious smell. After you have finished reading the story, hypothesize about the cause of the smell.
I think the suspicious smell could have been her

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