* The reader dictates perspective * Narrator himself doesn’t necessarily understand what’s going on * Narrated by Quentin * Nancy is an African American washerwomen that works for this family and she is afraid that her husband, Jesus, is coming to kill her because she is impregnated by another man * She replaced Dilsey * The mother is jealous and insecure that the husband is helping her * The readers don’t really know the full story because its from a fourteen year old point of view * Nancy is crippled by fear and cant physically do anything anymore The story ends as the father walks the children back—not the least bit affected by Nancy's situation, the kids still teasing each other and the father scolding them * Significance * The reader decides what happens your perspective dictates the meaning * No transitions… series of fragmented memories… you can just jump to a memory * Everyone sees reality through their own perspective * The search for your meaning of life is rewarding
A Rose For Emily:
Her dad died and she started to go out less and less.
Progesses backwards in time * Lives in the old, wealthy part of town * ambiguous past; funeral well attended due to curiosity * PERSPECTIVE – someone random from town * Proud, doesn’t pay taxes, used to be rich; now broke. Upper class supports other upper class. Clueless about Colonol Sartoris being dead for 10 years. * Described as a dead thing; ugly, bloated… very stubborn, no concept of change. * Never married. Her house smells bad but other upper class supports her by breaking and entering in order to clean! * Significance * Upper class supports upper class and influence can get you around the legal system * People refuse to mess with people of status
Barn Burning: The story is in the perspective of the kid (Colonel Sartoris) White superiority over blacks- ruins his life Snopes is Coloneol Sartoris’s father The courtroom takes place in a grocery store- which smells like **** Snopes is accused of buring down Mr. Harris’s barn When the judge forces them to move away, they work on Major de Spain’s property On the plantation Snopes tracks mud all over a rug and is forced to clean it Cleans it with a stone- ruining the rug
De Spain says you owe me 20 bushels of corn for ruining my rug- Snopes takes it to the court and gets it lowered to 10 bushels Snopes plans on buring De Spain’s farm Sartoris runs into De Spain’s house and warns them Snopes gets shot in the back of the head * From the perspective of a little boy * We are understanding the son and not the father * White superiority over blacks ruins his life * Family vs. mortality * At which point will you go against the people that you love in order to maintain your moral values
Ernest Hemmingway * starts his career in Kansas City Star * born in illinois * Ambulance driver during the war * Moves to paris, develops signature style * Inputs himself into his stories * ¾ wives from stl * plane crash, commits suicide * iceburg principle * reveals the minimal amount of information regarding the characters and plot in order to allow the reader to create their own impressions of his novel * shortest story: For Sale: Baby shoes never worn. * Newspaper – only had a short space to write his stuff…. At the news paper…