The Decline of the Griersons: A Symbol of the Fall of the Old Southern Aristocracy

7 pages | 1690 words

"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is a story about the life of Miss Emily Grierson - a representative of the old aristocratic families of the Southern states of America, who lives in a small town Jefferson. The action takes place in the first half of the XX century, after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery.