Literature to Go
“There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers . . . ‘Free! Body and soul free’ she kept whispering” (Meyer 13). This passage is from the story of an hour by Kate Chopin. This passage is significant in building the story therefore important in plot development. This story by Kate Chopin is one of her most well-known short stories, partially due to its surprise conclusion. Here, Chopin walks through some of the subject for which she has turned out to be so celebrated.
She looked round the room, reviewing all its familiar objects which she had dusted once a week for so many years, wondering where on earth all the dust came from . . . She had consented to go away, to leave her home. Was that wise? She tried to weigh each side on the question” (Meyer 302). This passage is from the story Eveline by the author James Joyce. This passage is also significant for the development of theme.It is also important for the development of the plot.
“Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else” ( Meyer 65). This quote is from the story Excerpt from Hard Times by Charles Dickens. The passage helps in plot development. This passage gives a brief overview of the theme of the story therefore relevant in plot development.
“Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and . . . We saw a long strand of iron-gray hair”(Meyer 55). This quote is from the story A Rose for Emily written by William Faulkner. The quote which comes at the end of the story is significant in identifying the character of Emily. This passage enables the reader to know that Emily had been lying next to Homer Barron’s body. Therefore this is important in the development of the plot and the character trait of Emily.
Essay question 1:Plot for “ A Rose for Emily”
The setting of the story is in a once glamorous village. This setting helps the reader to in developing traits of various characters especially Emily and her father whose residence stand out to be still fashionable. The author uses first person narration to properly develop the theme and the plot which would not be properly brought out if another form of narration was used.
The account is separated into five parts. In part I, the storyteller remembers the moment of Emily Grierson’s passing. In a once graceful, fashionable locality, the Emily’s house is the last trace of the splendor of the past. The town’s earlier mayor, Colonel Sartoris, had rescheduled Emily’s tax obligations to the town following her father’s loss, mitigating the act by asserting that Mr. Grierson had on one occasion let community borrow a significant amount of cash. As fresh leaders take over, they unsuccessfully try to get her to recommence payments.
In part II, the storyteller illustrates a time when Emily refuses to accept another bureaucrat inquest for the leaders, when the people sense a powerful smell coming from her assets. Her father has just passed away, and she has been deserted by the man whom the townspeople supposed Emily was to wed. The townsfolk have at all times supposed that the Griersons thought that they were superior than others. Emily affirms that her father has not passed away, a pretense that she sustains for days. She eventually turns her father’s corpse over for the funeral.
In part III, the storyteller portrays a long illness that Emily suffers after this incident. The part also describes her relationship with a northerner Homer Barron. The relationship further compromises the Emily’s reputation. In this part Emily goes to the drug store and purchases rat poison. In part IV, the storyteller depicts the fear that a number of have that Emily will poison herself. Her possible matrimony to Homer appear increasingly unlikely. Homer, absence from town, is thought to be steering clear of Emily’s invasive relatives or arrange for Emily’s shift to the North. Subsequent to the departure of Emily’s cousins, Homer goes into the Grierson residence and then is never seen again. In part V, the storyteller explains what happens subsequent to Emily’s death. Homer Barron is also found dead in a secret room in Emily’s house.
The author uses foreshadowing to develop the plot. At the beginning of the story, the author talks about Emily’s death.
“When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant--a combined gardener and cook--had seen in at least ten years” (Meyer 55).
Essay Question 2:Emily Grierson character analysis
Emily is the typical outsider, limiting and controlling the town’s right of entry to her factual individuality by remaining secreted. The residence that safeguards her from the world implies the intellect of the lady who lives in it: dusty, shuttered, and gloomy. The entity of the town’s severe inspection, Emily is a hushed and puzzling figure. At one point, she shows evidence of the traits of the conventional southern eccentric: excessively tragic, unbalanced and subject to peculiar deeds. She puts into effect her own logic of decrees and conduct, for instance when she declines to pay taxes. “On the first of the year they mailed her a tax notice. February came, and there was no reply”(Meyer 55). Emily in addition goes round the law when she declines to have numbers fixed to her residence when federal letters service is established.Emily’s dismissal of the law sooner or later takes on a more disturbing consequences, as she kills the man whom she declines to permit to dump her.
The storyteller describes Emily as a monument, however, all at once she is pitied and frequently irritating, insisting on living life on her own conditions. The topic of hearsay and conjecture, the townsfolks looked down on the fact that she agrees to Homer Barron’s attentions with no solid marriage plans. After she buys the poison, the townsfolks come to a conclusion that she will poison herself. Emily’s unsteadiness, nevertheless, lead her in an unusual course, and the last scene of the story proposes that Emily is a necrophiliac. Necrophilia is normally described as sexual pull to a corpse. In a broader sense, the word also portrays a great craving to be in charge of another, more often than not in the framework of a passionate or extremely individual affiliation. Necrophiliacs have a propensity to be so scheming in their associations that they at the end of the day choose to bond with insensitive things which offers no opposition, in other words, dead bodies. Mr. Grierson was in control of Emily’s life, and subsequent to his passing away, Emily for a moment is in command of him by declining to surrender his dead body for burial. She in the end shifts this control to Homer Barron, the entity of her fondness. Not capable of finding a conventional way to convey her yearning to have Homer, she takes his life to attain full authority over him.
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