None of the young men were quite good for Miss Emily and such.” Being so, Miss Emily has grown to believe that she occupies a special position in society, even to her old age when she refused to pay her taxes, having been privileged by a former Mayor who owed the Griersons favors.
The narrator depicted a small town where the ladies had nothing better to do than gossip about the high and mighty Grierson family. They were like vultures, who, in their minds, keenly follow the drama that happens behind doors. Miss Emily has always been an enigma they desperately want to demystify one of these days.
Miss Emily’s tragic fate and deep sorrow is felt throughout the story that the readers get to sympathize with her character….only to be shocked at the end. Her assumed insanity was to be expected after all the things she has endured – the loss of a mother while growing up, the death of a father, the sudden loss of a charmed way of living….but not to the extent of murdering her lover and sleeping with his corpse until the day of her death.
In “ A Rose for Emily”, the protagonist is born to wealth, yet had no mother to guide her in her growth. She was reared to think she was better than others, being a Grierson – “She carried her head high enough---even when we believed that she was fallen. It was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson, as if it had wanted that touch of earthiness to reaffirm her imperviousness.” Miss Emily lived a pathetic, lonely and empty life. To the end, she clutched to her last hope of feeling real love. When Homer Barron was assumed to reject her in marriage, it was suggested that Miss Emily poisoned him with arsenic so he would not have a choice in the matter- “The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had
Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is a short story that holds the readers’ attention despite the fact that it tells of a rather boring tale of a woman who lives in a small town. The narrator effectively describes the characters in such a way that the readers clearly…
The genre was later on carried forward by the authors like Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier. The special attributes of Gothic fiction are romance as well as horror. The romance is shown in the background of horror. The horror is both physical and psychological, or inward and outward. Gothic fiction contains the story on mystery, supernatural ghosts, haunted eerie places, Gothic architecture, darkness, decay, hereditary curses and such terrible themes.
The author states that rather than portraying to the audience the essence of the crime, crime shows are focused more on exploiting their own creative elements in depicting these crimes as dramatically and violently as they can, mostly in order to benefit ratings, rather than to display to the audience the true nature of these acts.
From Frankenstein’s monster we evolve with a genre of beings that are partly man and partly machine. These beings are subject to the same intelligence and information as man but have capabilities many times more than the ordinary albeit strongest man. They have the same success and failures as we do, they laugh, they cry and etc.
Political fiction refers to a sub-genre of fiction which tackles the realm of political affairs. It often uses narrative in presenting commentary on political events and phenomenon (Edelman 1995). A fiction can depict a war, slavery, marriage in the verge of breaking up, suicide, murder, factories that shut down, and other plots which the author deems essential and unique.
Rachels mothers hand flew to her mouth. "Oh my gosh!" she said, but when Rachel and her sister started crying even more at her shock, she calmed down and said "Dont you worry, the doctors will fix it."
He was the narrator, talking in the first person point of view. At the onset, Sammy was noted to be observing and disclosing the apparently surprising event that were transpiring right in front of his eyes.
They learnt how the real mother lived and survived in the society as the Poetess Sister. And their experiences, through Rita’s life like narration showed them facts that were true to the black community’s fight for