I have a few questions regarding the novel, Cold Mountain and the short story, "A Rose For Emily."
1) What are the similarities and differences in "A Rose for Emily" and the novel with regard to presentation, style, setting, characterization, irony, author point of view?
2) In what ways does "A Rose for Emily" differ from Cold Mountain in the way the theme is presented and/or in the particular view points the authors might have?
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1) As you find the similarities and differences in "A Rose for Emily" and the novel with regard to presentation, style, setting, characterization, irony, author point of view, I see the use of irony as well as the link between life and death as a recurrent them. As Inman views Veasey's dead body, "Inman could find no great sorrow at his death, but neither could he find this an example of Justice working its way around to show proof that the wrong a man does flies back at him" (229). Like Emily after experiencing her father's death and then her plan to conceal Homer Barron's body ...
The solution is comprised of a comparison between Cold Mountain versus "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.