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A flashback is superimposed on a fairly uncomplicated narrative in William Faulkner's story "Barn Burning." William Faulkner's narrative strategy gives the story a larger context by suggesting the character Sarty's future in the First World War. Just before the war, Sarty affirms his ideals and moral force by rejecting his father's depravity.
William Faulkner's short story 'Barn Burning' is about a spiritual quest for the father. The surface story concerns the relations of a father and sons, with the father burning a barn and betraying his son Sarty. But Sarty is seeking a satisfying father figure, and in the end rejects his own father. Sarty runs away before his father and brother can tie him up, and so has made a decision to seek his father elsewhere.
The article offers criticism of the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. Particular focus is given to differing interpretations of the use of time as a theme in the story, presented by the literary critics Ray B. West Jr. and Thomas Dilworth. Distinction between mathematical and mechanical is explored and the main character Emily is analyzed.
Analyzes the meanings of the title and the chronology of the short story "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner. Symbols in the story that represent the petals in the rose; Evidence of Oedipal desires in the story according to critic Jack Scherting; Religious implications of the sub-rosa concept in the story.
This article examines the unusual narrator of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily." Faulkner shifts from third to first person at one point and uses 'we' to indicate the consensus of the small town. However, what the 'we' relates does not appear to be unanimous opinion. The author believes Faulkner may have been mimicking contemporary magazine prose.
A literary criticism is presented for the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. It examines the ideas of other critics concerning the symbolism of the rose and the hair on the pillow after the Emily character dies. The themes of silence and Christian confession are discussed. It analyzes the timeline of the story to show that Faulkner manipulated it in order to make his points. Obsessive and manipulative behavior of the townspeople is discussed.
A response to, and elaboration on the themes examined in "Miss Emily After Dark".
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