What did he do during the Civil War?
Discussion of Faulkner “A Rose for Emily” 1. How is the setting introduced? 2. What is the role of the description in the story? 3. What is point of view? What type of narrator is used in the story? 4. What else is peculiar in the manner of writing and narration? 5. What can you say about the
chronology of narration? 6. Trace how Emily Grierson changes in the story. How is she described at the portrait with her father? How does she look like when she cuts her hair? How does she look like when she falls in love with Homer Barron? How does she look like in the end? 7. What
can you say about Homer Barron? Where is he from? What does he do? What is his character and inclinations? 8. What symbols, images, and other stylistic devices can you find in the story? 9. Are there any binary oppositions in the story? 10. What is the theme of the story? “Barn Burning” 11. What is point of view? What type of narrator is used in the story? 12. What else is peculiar in the manner of writing and narration?
What is the role of italics? 13. How is the setting introduced? 14. What is the role of the description in the story? 15. Describe the buildings in the story, their presentation and importance? 16. What are the possessions of the Snopes family? How are they described and what significance do they have? 17. Locate and analyze the passages in the story that emphasize the characters’ differences in wealth. 18. What crimes against property is Abner Snopes guilty of before the events of the story? What did he do during the Civil War? What crimes against property is Abner
Snopes guilty of during the time interval of the story? 19. What punishments result? 20. Locate and explicit reference to the idea of “owning people.” Is the idea implied in other passages? 21. What are the stories implications regarding the “American Dream” and ideal of the Unites
States as the land of opportunities and justice? 22. What is Sarty’s dilemma? What external and internal conflicts does Sarty have? What is his choice? 23. Is there any precursor for Sarty in American Literature? 24. Can you talk about illusion and reality in “Barn Burning”? 25. What is the climax of the story? 26. What is the resolution of the story? 27. What is the theme of the story?