A life of increasing Dementia in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily".
A compelling story of a young woman's life by William Faulkner in a "A Rose for .
Emily". Miss Emily Grierson is referred to as the towns "fallen Monument" (557), she is .
a "monument" (557) because she is an example of southern pride for her manners, style .
and grace, but fallen because shows herself susceptible to death and decay. William .
Falkner uses setting, foreshadowing and characterization of Emily to trace Miss Emily's .
To begin, the setting of Emily's increasing dementia will mirror the ante-bellum .
period and the gothic house. "A Rose for Emily"(557) tells the tale of a .
young woman who lives and abides by her father's strict rational. The descriptions of the .
decaying house coincide with Miss Emily's physical and emotional decay. Miss Emily's .
decaying house, not only lacks genuine love and care, but so douse she in her adult life .
and also during her childhood. As an example, the house is situated in what was once a .
prominent neighborhood. Originally the house was white and on a "select street" (557), .
through lack of attention, the house has deteriorated from a beautiful estate, to an ugly .
desolate shack. .
Faulkner uses foreshadowing to hint the outcome of the story to the reader. When the .
only person in Emily's life passes on, she stood in denial and refuses condolences and aid .
to bury her father for three days. As Emily and Homers courtship continue, the ladies of .
the town felt she was not setting a good example for the "young people" (560), the .
situation is becoming a "disgrace to the town"(560).