A Rose of the South

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William Faulkner's style of writing chronological events out of order is unique, but eventually the story comes together to make sense. I will attempt to analyze the story "Arose for Emily" in its actual chronological order. The story really begins with the passing of Emily's father. For days Miss Emily refused to believe that her father was dead, until she finally broke down to have her father buried. After her father's death, Colonel Sartoris exempts …

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…her funeral the old men wore Confederate uniforms and the ladies showed up with curiosity to see Miss Emily; The last of the "Old South". After the funeral, they went to visit her house and discovered the mans body lying on the bed upstairs with her indented head marks on the pillow next to his body. Every one had realized what she had done to save her family's name and reputation of the "Old South".