Creative Writing Semester 2

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William Faulkner; Emily Grierson denies modern progress, is portrayed with deathlike imagery. Emily symbolizes the Old South denying change

Homer Barron
five sections
starts with Emily's death
whole town goes to her funeral
Emily lived in the last upscale house in the neighbourhood because her dad was the mayor and didn't pay taxes
new officials try to get Emily to pay taxes
Emily reasserts the fact that she is not required to pay taxes in Jefferson and that the officials should talk to Colonel Sartoris about the matter. However, at that point he has been dead for almost a decade. She asks her servant, Tobe, to show the men out.

30 years earlier
neighbours smell something bad from house
Emily's dad died and her fiance left
judge Stevens sprinkles lime on the property at night
townspeople feel bad for Emily becomes more reclusive

thought she was going insane like her aunt
townspeople thought Grierson's were snobby
Emily never finds someone good enough to marry
people call Emily saying sorry for her dad's death but she says he's not dead
three days later she finally gives up the body for burial
Homer Barron (northener) is contracted to pave sidewalks
Emily is linked to him despite him being below her station
Emily buys a bunch of arsenic but says it's for rats

townspeople thought she would kill herself
started to look like she wouldn't marry homer
minister goes to talk to Emily but refuses to ever go back
Emily's cousins come from Alabama to stay with her
Emily orders silver toilet with Homer's initials engraved
Homer prepares for her to move to the North
Cousins leave and Homer returns but never is seen again
Emily gets old
teaches painting china
refuses tax bills
closes upstairs
dies at 74
only servant leaves house

Emily's body is laid in the parlor for cousins to see
upstairs is broken down
found dead Homer rotting in bed
Emily had been sleeping next to his body she might have murdered him with the arsenic