Themes and Styles in Literature
3 pages (750 words)
, Book Report/Review
The stories leave us to question our humanity. This essay will first examine 'A Rose for Emily' (Faulkner, 1930) then 'The Lottery' (Jackson, 1948) to illustrate how each writer's style underlined and expressed these themes.
A Rose for Emily (Faulkner, 1930): Faulkner used long, descriptive sentences, where metaphor, simile and symbols combined with multiple, omniscient narrators, to set the time, place, characters and values of Emily Grierson's society and circumstances.