First critical essay the instructor ask for a critical essay with at least 500 words. My essay seems to fall short of the requirement. any help with editing or what I can change to meet requirement would be appreciated. my Critical Analyzes of "A Rose for Emily"
By William Faulkner
"A Rose for Emily" is short story written by William Faulkner. Faulkner's short story follows no chronological order of events. The lack of order in the essay causes it to be puzzling at times.
The essay starts with the death of Emily and shifts to her refusal to pay taxes. Faulkner moves on to talk about the town and the gossiping women that live there. Faulkner tells about how the busy body women are so quick to jump to conclusions about things.
Faulkner moves on to talk about how Emily's father thought there wasn't a man in town good enough for her. Once again Faulkner shifts back to the death of her father, which was how she escaped his control. Emily refused to accept the death of her Father.
Faulkner brings the climax of the essay into the middle of the writing at this point. Emily buys arsenic which the town believe she plans to use to kill herself. When Faulkner talks about the men of the town spreading lime around, it is written into the essay in such a way that it isn't linked to Emily buying the arsenic.
Faulkner leaves a span of about forty year where all he tells about is Emily giving china painting lessons to the local girls.
Faulkner writes the essay in what appears to me to be more than one person but yet a single narrator, He never discloses who the storyteller is. Emily doesn't acknowledge change in anyway, for instance the death of her Father, the unpaid taxes, and the home she lives in that was once a very distinguished home, now decaying.
In conclusion it appears Emily was a victim of change. Emily refused to accept the changes that was taking place through the years. Faulkner had a different style of writing then most authors. Faulkner's writes a puzzling essay that makes the reader concentrate on exactly what is being written.