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A Rose for Emily and the Lottery Comparison

There are many ways that a reader can be prepared for the ending of a story, in "A Rose for Emily" and "The Lottery" they use the narrational stance, imagery and foreshadowing to prepare the reader for the ending.The narrational stance in "A Rose for Emily" was third person biography, which is defined as a single character point of view in which the narrator was is not involved with the story and the narrational stance in "The Lottery" was third person anonymous which is involves a narrator that takes no stance, he pretty much just tells the story.How the story is told is one integral part in how the reader is prepared for the endings of the stories.
"A Rose for Emily" was written by William Faulkner and is about a woman named Emily who had to endure a life of heartache that started when her father died.The reader is prepared for the ending in thefirst line of the story by saying that Emily Grierson died. This lead me to believe that this story was going to backtrack from the women's death being stated in the beginning and just go through the various important events in her life, but I was proved wrong.This is where the narrational stance comes into play.Because the narrator is a character that is not Emily or someone really close to Emily it is hard to get an accurate characterization of her.Everything that we know comes from various opinions of the people in the town.What we do know is that Emily had a hard time accepting death, and there are two examples in the story that could be used for foreshadowing of the ending.Emily was torn apart when her father died, some say she went crazy and it was true.She didn't want to accept the fact that her father died and it tore her up inside that he was dead.Colonel Sartoris offered Emily a tax exemption due to the fact that the town owed her father money, this was a verbal agreement between the two and when …


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