The Trust of a Reader

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The Trust of a Reader Although "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner and "A Tell- Tale Heart," by Edgar Allan Poe are both similar in that they tell a story of murder, both authors use a different approach with respect to point of view. In Faulkner's piece the narrator is in the first person but removed from the action, while Poe's narrator, although also a first person, is the central character in the story. …

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…From the initial lines in the story the narrator questions his own sanity. He also reveals his obsession with the "vulture eye" and his heinous assassination of the old man. On the other hand, William Faulkner gives the reader a knowledgeable and accurate narrator that explains Miss Emily's story. Although insightful about Miss Emily and her history, the narrator is not directly immersed in the story plot so what he says is valid. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**