What is the chronological order of events in the story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner?
"A Rose for Emily”--One of the interesting aspects of this clever, macabre story is its fractured time frame. William Faulkner’s story requires looking at each section of the story to establish the chronological order. Unlike other authors, Faulkner sets the beginning of the story with the funeral of the main character, Miss Emily Grierson, the town recluse/celebrity.
Only a few specific dates are mentioned in the story, but a close reading makes it possible to assign certain sequential events. We know, for example, that Colonel Sartoris remits Miss Emily's taxes in 1894, and that he has been dead for at least ten years when she confronts the new aldermen. Likewise,...
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