English 103 - Research essay - A Rose for Emily
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... “An Analysis of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily Racism, ism and Sexism in the Old South.” “A Rose for Emily,” is one of William Faulkner’s most popular short stories. It is set in the fictional town of Jefferson, in the deep American south. The story is told against the background of the rapidly changing Southern society in the post Civil War period. The narrative is seen from the point of view of an anonymous narrator who represents the community. Emily Grierson, a spinster, is the protagonist of the piece. Emily lives with her tyrannical father and, after his death, alone. She is courted by Homer Barron, a Yankee. When she is jilted by Barron, Emily poisons him with arsenic and goes on to keep his...