Peer Review – Book Report/Review Example
Peer review: A Rose for Emilys Analysis The of this analysis on Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily has adopted a free but haphazard style that leaves very little to the imagination of the reader. It’s characterized by confusion and artless articulation of the historical linearity and flow of the story as told by Faulkner. The structure of the analysis is devoid of the logical sequence-based approach and the suspense built into the narration of the original story has been rendered asunder by a colossal amount of cryptic tautology. The description of Emily Grierson’s clandestine affair with Homer Barron could have been analyzed more objectively with each thematic paradigm being built around it to delineate the historical co-linearity successfully.
The writer’s references to Faulkner’s symbolism are pathetically replete with the age-old orthodox nuances of humor and cantankerousness, thus lacking in the sophistication of analogy and convergence of thought. The modus operandi of the writer should have been centered on the vividness and coherence in characterization rather than adopting a disorganized approach. The morbid refusal of Emily to acknowledge the flow of time is the most important aspect of her character and the writer has adequately critiqued its relevance to the final event, i.e. her death. However, the writer’s inability to focus on the decaying body of Barron and Emily’s necrophilia has left behind a huge cleavage. It’s the gap between the present and the past that underlies the very behavioral tendency of Emily (Kochel, 1969).
The causative historical linearity hasn’t been reconstructed by the writer to present the chronology of events with convincing persuasion. Neither does he narrate the events with creeping suspense required of the story’s final outcome, i.e. the discovery of Barron’s body. The irony of this style is basically detrimental to the successful articulation of pivotal points in building up the logical finale. At the end of the analysis the reader is less convinced though would no doubt understand the storyline and its themes. The writer has done much less justice to the story by rendering it coterminous with another horror fiction.
1. Kochel, W. Joan. An analysis of structure and usage: In William Faulkners A rose for Emily. Pennsylvania: State College, 1969