Discuss the theme of being a lady in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.”
Provide three elements of the story that speak to this idea, and identify what each element is saying.
Consider how Emily and her relationship with the town are viewed by the narrator in the story.
How might siding with the narrator affect one’s reading of the story?
Consider how the author, William Faulkner, views Emily and her relationship with the town.
Discuss ways in which this perspective differs from that of the narrator.
How does the story change? Here consider: it’s message, it’s tone, and how the ending in interpreted.