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Setting Analysis for "A Rose for Emily".

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Jamie R. Garcia 1302 MWF 10 Setting Analysis for "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" has an usual way that the setting is portrayed. The story is told mostly on memories of how the narrator recalls the events that took place. Most of the setting that is described is of the house that Emily was left by her deceased father. Miss Emily sadness and loneliness from her father's death leads her to enclose herself in a house with melancholic atmosphere. The first part of the story begins by describing the outside of the house how it's a square looking house that is no longer white and decorated with "cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style." ...read more.

Middle

Then the deputy decides to pay Miss Emily a visit to discuss the matter with her personally. As he enters her home he notices that there's sort of melancholy ambiance to her household. The hall is dim and leads to the staircase of more darkness (557). The house smelled of "dust and disuse" (557), the furniture was covered in cracked leather and as they sat down a cloud of dust rose up and got all over there pants (557). In front of the fireplace there was a portrait of Miss Emily's deceased father on a "tarnished gilt easel" (557). The narrator doesn't mention anything about setting for the next several paragraphs. ...read more.

Conclusion

The end of the story describes how Miss Emily left the room in which she had poisoned Homer Barron and kept his remains. The room decorated as if for new bride, the curtains were a faded rose color; there was a dressing table with delicate crystal (592). There was also tarnished silver toiletries for a male, as well neatly folded clothes that seemed as if they had just been taken off (592). After her father's death she let her house go into ruins and because of her loneliness and fear to be alone lead her to poison Mr. Barron and never let him go. She was able to make him stay with her for the rest of life by killing him. ...read more.

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