Point of Vieew in a Rose for Emily

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Ivey A. McClam English 282 Paul Ragan September 14, 2000 Point of View in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the town of Jefferson is more than just the setting. It is a character with a voice and values, and ultimately it is the narrator. Throughout the story, the reader knows more about the town itself than about Emily Grierson. However, it is through the town’s attitudes and the …

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…narrator gives the reader a chance to see Emily as a victim of rumors and pretenses, rather than a grotesque monster of sorts. In the end Emily can be seen as pitiable or even admirable for surviving such a life as an outsider in her own community. Work Cited Faulkner, William. “A Rose for Emily.” The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Ed. R.V. Cassill. 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995. 465-73. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**