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Unformatted text preview: 2. What ‘voice’ is the story told in? How does that fit with the above? What is the relationship between Emily and the town? 3. Describe the relationship between Emily and her father. How does that impact the plot? 4. Do you think that Emily and Homer consummated their relationship? Why would Faulkner leave this unresolved? How has the attitude of the community affected her actions? 5. Speculate on the symbolism of the black butler as the only one who knows the whole story and facilitates Emily’s insanity. 6. What would your punishment be for Emily, if she were still alive? What role does love play? Or is it something other than love? 7. Why might it be said that this is not a love story, but an allegory about the South? Would this story be as credible in another setting, like New England? 2...
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- Spring '08
- A Rose for Emily, Short story, Nobel Prize, English-language films, Emily