Faulkner's (William) Short Fiction Questions and Answers

Faulkner's (William) Short Fiction

Miss Emily had a real problem dealing with life in a normal way, and there are plenty of examples in William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily." In Part I, Emily refuses to pay her taxes,...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2009 1:08 pm UTC

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Faulkner's (William) Short Fiction

On the whole, you'd have to say that Miss Emily is an unsympathetic character. Apart from the fact that she's a murderer, her whole demeanor suggests someone you wouldn't want to get too close to....

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 6:40 am UTC

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Faulkner's (William) Short Fiction

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Latest answer posted November 21, 2008 2:48 am UTC

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Faulkner's (William) Short Fiction

Both of the main characters take drastic actions in the face of their perception of the hopelessness of their situations. Emily seems to see no option but to kill Homer to take control of him...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2010 4:51 pm UTC

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