- Words: 920
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 1247981
Rotten but Not Forgotten: Cherished Corpses in William Faulkner's Short Story "A Rose for Emily"
A streak of insanity seems to run through the once-distinguished Grierson family of William Faulkner's mythical town of Jefferson, Mississippi, within his short story "A Rose for Emily." Near the beginning of the story, a surviving, never married Grierson daughter, Emily, is shown demonstrating her extreme reluctance, even three days after her overbearing father's death, to