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- “A Rose for Emily” is set in Jefferson, Mississippi, the fictional small town that figures in much of Faulkner’s work; the time period is a generation or two after the Civil War. In Part I of the story, Faulkner introduces the town itself. What is your first impression of Jefferson? How would you describe it?
- The story is told by a first-person narrator who is not identified. (Let’s assume the narrator is a man.) What can you deduce about the narrator based on what he has to say? Do you think he will be a reliable narrator? Why or why not?
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An eNotes Response Journal is designed to encourage your students to read and write more effectively and with more pleasure. Each Response Journal includes a rich variety of writing prompts: some will take students directly into the text, while others will give students an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.
A second purpose of the eNotes Response Journal is to facilitate instruction in ways that work for you in the classroom. The organization of the Response Journal makes it easy to use, and the content and construction of the writing prompts are designed to develop students’ knowledge and academic skills.