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Carlos Aguirre

Introduction to Literature

Homework #2

"A Rose for Emily"

Professor D Coulter

The plot elements of "A Rose for Emily" are not conveyed to the reader in a traditional chronological order. Identify ten important plot events the story and create a time line which shows when they would have occurred if the story had been told in a traditional time order.

The story itself is break down in five sections. Each section demonstrates a different event in Miss Emily's life.

Section one . We found out the she had die. The neighbor's reaction towards her death. Questioning about what the house looks like inside. Since no one was allowed to enter the property for at least ten years. From being an up-scale vicinity, to an old and forgotten property. We can see that Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town.

She faces the officials from her town with the duty of not paying her taxes. Miss Emily here is describing in a monstrous appearance. "She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water". It's a description of some being left behind. No one cares.

Section two . Mentioned Mr. Grison's death and her later on sweetheart. There's a decision made by a Judge "Stevens" on her behalf, he didn't want the neighbors to confront her just because the small that is coming from her house. Her family members from Alabama. Noticed that her father chased the guys out because they were not quite good enough for her. I believe that one of the big issues here is Miss Emily not accepting her father's death after three days.

Section three . Her lover comes along. Now she is over thirty years...