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A Rose for Emily was an enjoyable Southern Gothic short story. In a series of flashbacks, the narrator tells the reader about Emily’s life. Emily was alone in the world because her father had driven away all her suitors.
What makes this book stand out?
This is a short story that is dense with meaning and masterful use of the elements. It is alluring, intriguing, captivating, mysterious, disturbing, eldritch, haunting, shocking, and so much more
Read it for
This is a chilling Southern gothic story with an unexpected twist at the end that reveals a lot about the main character. Faulkner used so much mysterious in this short story--a dusty old mansion, death, the smell of decay, and an eccentric woman with a mental illness.
Don't read it for
It's not easy to understand all aspect of a William Faulkner's short story if we just plainly read it.