ENG364Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: William Faulkner, W. M. Keck Observatory, Eudora Welty

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Overview: story examines events through memory, unravelling psychology of town. Immediate differentiation between gender by narrator men view her respectfully as a monument and women view her curiosity. Irony that emily herself escapes gender stereotypes as a southern women assumptions that allow her to get away with murder. Idea of tradition" used to justify what actions are taken by those in the present. Homer"s murder: repeat of her behaviour when her father died held onto the body and wouldn"t let the town bury him, emily turns the light on while the men are sprinkling lime taunting that she knows what they are doing. Ending: town waits until emily is decently dead to enter her house notions of sexual violation, discovery of homer barron and the fact that emily has been sleeping with the rotting body for. 40 years acts as an analogy for the unnaturalness and grotesque nature of southern gentile culture (slavery, hatred, etc. )

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