Interest and suspense are created in the story by having the death of the main character at the beginning of the story. By doing this the reader is anticipating the story to come of how her death came to be.
2.The final paragraph of the story is the resolution, it lets us know what happened earlier. It explains the actions of Emily. Emily was scared to lose somebody else after she lost her father. She plays the victim and claims that her father is not yet dead. Not having the murder at the beginning of the story allows us to sympathize with Emily. Getting the answers in the last paragraph keeps the reader interested through the end.
3.The foreshadowing comes with the sudden disappearance of Homer and the fact that the reader was never told what she did with the arsenic. The curiosity of the smell surrounding her house is spread throughout the whole…
Emily’s father had instilled the southern heritage into emily. Faulkner says, “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition”. Emily isn’t willing to change.
5.Homer Barron, Emily was an antagonist. The town sees her an antagonist as well. Her own generation persecutes her out of revenge for her family’s pretension of nobility.
6.Emily has a hard time letting people go. She didn’t want to bury her father. Faulkner says, “She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctor, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body. Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly”. When she broke down it shows that she does have a hard time letting go. She does the exact same thing with Homer. In order to keep Homer with her , Emily murdered him with the poison she got.
7. The various gothic elements that Faulkner uses in “A Rose for Emily” forward the plot by having the reader constantly question what’s going to occur next and by establishing a mysterious and eerie…