A Rose for Emily Why does "A Rose for Emily" seem better told from the narrator's point of view than if it were told from the point of view of the main chatacter?

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You've got a lot of questions here, and I am limited on space. In my opinion, the foreshadowing does not give away the ending. If anything, it enhances the ending as the first-time reader definitely does not expect the iron-gray hair on the pillow next to a rotten corpse.

The point of view is important since from Emily's point of view, we wouldn't get as much of the truth or it wouldn't be delivered perhaps with as much suspense.  The third person point of view is imperative for effect in this story.

Faulkner draws a stereotypical picture of the aristocratic southern lady (all the way down to her slave-employee, Toby) and the overbearing Yankee man.  In this town, we have Emily in the spotlight like the Friday night double-feature and the entire town is there to watch the show.  They observe curiously from afar and then converge upon the house once she has died.  It's almost as if Emily were the prey and they were the predator.

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