The story applies selective use of irony to enable

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The story applies selective use of irony to enable the reader view marriage as a critical social value. The appropriate use of flashback, foresight, irony, dialogue, and figurative language, is essential to this story, since they enable the author to portray Emily as a lonely woman, since she has no husband even at her older age. In this regard, Emily might have murdered Homer Barron as she was not prepared to accept the current social state. Marriage is portrayed as highly respected in society, since it is only through marriage that Emily can find her place in this society. Although Emily is depicted to come from a respected family, she lives an introverted life that makes her considered an outcast, and accorded no respect, or social respect as one would think. Faulkner also uses a third-person narration to reveal to the reader Emily’s miserable life. Notably, the narrator gives various elements regarding Emily's life such as her old house, unpleasant smell from her home, her relationship with her father, her liver, and her taxes. The exciting part of the story is where the author uses irony, and figurative language to narrate how
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Surname 3 Emily stayed with a corpse in her house. The smell from the house is indicated to affect the entire town. Notably, this shows that Emily has refused to accept changes that are encroaching into society. The use of Irony is evident in the story, as the author applies irony to show that
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