breakdown of emily - Scott M Welch Mrs Jan Sorrells English...

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Scott M. Welch Mrs. Jan Sorrells English 1302 Saturday, Setember 12, 2003 The narration of this story was incredible. Faulkner did an excellant job in bringing out the entire community’s feelings about Emily Grierson and her history. The choice in narration itself was interesting. I would have expected the average, and maybe even most professional writers to take the viewpoint of Miss Emily Grierson. It seems to be logical, the entire story reflects upon her life and her character. But, that is why he is William Faulkner, and I am not. He is an excellent storyteller, and uses incredible emotion to get the true character across to us as readers. I especially enjoyed the way he was able to transfer the narrator’s point of view throughout the story. He indulges us with the way the town’s women sympathize with Emily, and how the town’s men are intrigued with her. And although the narrator was not present in the begining, he knows a lot about the history and the events of the town, possibly a child of one of the elders. He begins
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