Wednesday, March 3, 2010
A Rose for Emily
I spent the entire reading of this piece trying to figure out who the author was. The author often refers to "our town" and "we", but never directly identifies his or herself. I am guessing from context that the person knew Emily Grierson fairly well, but was not close enough to be so affected by her death that he or she could not write this story. I wonder if Faulkner left the narrator unrevealed on purpose so that you could focus more on the story and not who was telling it. If this was he plan, it did not work for me.