into her belt, leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold head. "They'll kill anything up to an elephant. When the next generation, with its more modern ideas, became mayors and aldermen, this arrangement created some little dissatisfaction. They called a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen. It was furnished in heavy, leather-covered furniture. After the funeral, and after Emily is buried, the townspeople go upstairs to break into the room that they know has been closed for forty years. As they recrossed the lawn, a window that had been dark was lighted and Miss Emily sat in it, the light behind her, and her upright torso motionless as that of an idol. Bookmark this page, faulkner's most famous, most popular, and most anthologized short story, "A Rose for Emily" evokes the terms Southern gothic and grotesque, two types of literature in which the general tone is one of gloom, terror, and understated violence. So she had blood-kin under her roof again and we sat back to watch developments.
At first nothing happened. The town didn't think she was "crazy then but assumed that she just didn't want to let go of her dad. She was over thirty then, still a slight woman, though thinner than usual, with cold, haughty black eyes in a face the flesh of which was strained across the temples and about the eyesockets as you imagine a lighthouse-keeper's face ought to look. "I have no taxes in Jefferson. The Negro led them into the parlor. When she opened the package at home there was written on the box, under the skull and bones: "For rats." IV So THE next day we all said, "She will kill herself and we said it would be the best thing. Her voice was dry and cold. She carried her head high enough-even when we believed that she was fallen.
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