Rose for Emily

William Faulkner was born, raised and wrote in the South and his old Southern roots are shown in his writing. One of the earliest nationally published examples of this writing is A Rose for Emily. In this short story, Emily represents the South while her lover, Homer Barron, represents the North. Though Homer's description is short, his connection with the North is obvious. Miss Emily's long description is more subtle in some ways but mirrors the Old South in a number of aspects.

The work of William Faulkner (1897 -- 1962) grew from his Southern roots. Born in Oxford, Mississippi only 32 years after the Civil War, Faulkner was also raised in Oxford as a member of an old Southern family and wrote most of his works on a farm in Oxford (Nobel Media AB, 2012). Faulkner spent his life creating characters that represented "the historical growth...
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