She was told that the mansion was built in the 1800s and was obviously somewhat restored. It was recently purchased by a local townsperson and had somewhat recently opened up. The waiter began teasing that the mansion was supposedly haunted because it was so old and there were generations of families who lived and died in the house. He was new to the restaurant but the chefs and other staff at the restaurant claimed they could hear people walking around and opening and closing doors. He told her that the staff generally liked to leave at the same time of night to avoid being alone in the mansion, being that it was haunted.
Faulkner has created a masterful piece of story telling in taking the reader through a suspenseful and captivating story. The effective use of foreshadowing does not diminish the climax of the story but rather enhance it by not giving out the details, but leaving it to the imagination of the reader. Through the organization of the structure of the storyline mixing with clever clues, Faulkner transforms Emily through the many tragic stages of her life and the ever-accompanying presence of death. Works Cited Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily".
“A Rose for Emily” opens with a line that immediately tells the audience that the main character, Emily Grierson, lived a life that was on display; “When Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral” (Faulkner 119). The voyeurism that is evident throughout the story, following the life of the main character through the perspective of her watchful community, is introduced by the very first line. In Donaldson’s essay, she explains that many classic southern gothic tales “bring attention to the spectacle of a woman” (Donaldson 2), which is precisely what any reader of “A Rose for Emily” will find. Emily Grierson is a spectacle as well as a burden to her community. She is judged based upon her appearance, her actions, oddities and transgressions.
The two narratives do have a similarity. The writing styles in which the two authors have undertaken are similar. Atmosphere, tension, clues to the ending and suspending disbelief are prominent features in both narratives. This is the case as those four aspects are the best way of making a narrative fit into the murder mystery genre. Overall I found the Speckled band a more interesting narrative, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was brilliant in the way he gave us clues to the ending and used intelligent styles to keep us on edge throughout.
Word play A true fan of word play will undoubtedly appreciate this novel, having almost as much fun reading it as Nabakov had drafting it. There is hardly a page in the novel that does not incorporate a good pun, play on words, or coined term derived from the one and only, linguistic genius, Nabakov himself. Humbert seduces his readers through his romantic language, with his constant wordplay throughout Lolita. Word play is important in Lolita as it diverges the reader’s attention away from the horrible events to focus on the beauty of word choice. Multilingual puns seem to be Nabakov's forte as they express a humorous – yet, sophisticated side to Humbert.
To sum up, it need to be concluded that “A Rose for Emily” belongs to those fascinating narrative works, which offer the readers detailed studies of characters without providing them with all the necessary information in a too easy way. It is the readers task to discover subtle relations within the story, to link together certain circumstances and to create one, vivid picture of a woman and the society she lives in. In this way, “A Rose for Emily” indisputably becomes an exquisite feast for the mind, without any doubt deserving to be considered the best of the short stories ever written by William Faulkner.
Dust was always present in the occurrence of death. The reader has to read over the story a few times to realize how often dust appeared. After reading, the reader must dig deep and think of what the true meaning of the dust was for each scene. I believe Faulkner did a great job using dust as symbolism in this story. Works Cited Faulkner, William.
Also I am very into murders and trying to figure out who did it, but the play makes you think from a woman 's perspective. It was nice doing a topic of something I know a lot about. My difficulties in this paper were trying to use quotes as I am not much of a quote person as I just like to write away and see where my imagination takes me. The reason I choose this paper is because I had the most fun with it even though I had to rewrite it, I still had fun going back and trying to add in things to make it better. I Didn 't mind going back and trying to make it more exciting and tell the play over again
Edgar A. Poe did an excellent job in using different techniques and bringing the ideas of a psychologically ill character into his story. Also, many gothic elements are used perfectly to bring forth an entertaining and easy-to-read story, which many people will enjoy reading in many years to come. I think this story is a perfect example of how a gothic short story should look like and I consider this story to be a good source of motivation for young writers.
Comparison: "The Jade Peony", "Horses of the Night", Masque of the Red Death" I noticed that i enjoyed most of the storys not only for the obvious reasons such as good charactors, mood, and imagery but also because of writing style and fluency. I noticed some storys I enjoyed reading even thought nothing in it really interested me too much, while other storys that were about topics I usally enjoy reading about I had to put down because I would end up going over every sentence two or three times each. So on that note I belive the most important part of writing is making it fluent and easy to read. The three storys I will compare and contrast are: "The Jade Peony", "Horses of the Night", and "The Masque of the Red Death." I intend to fine wether or not the author of these storys was sucessful in making it readable in the sence of comprehanceability and fluency.