What would possess Lyndon Chubbuck to tell the story in chronological order that Faulkner purposely wrote out of order, is beyond my comprehension. Although many in the town felt that Emily was disgracing her family name by this affair, Emily desired this relationship enough to kill for it. Homer Barron, too, is a symbol of the idea that Northern influences were coming into the town of Jefferson, and the Southern ideal was changing. Faulkner has appropriated the image of the damsel in distress and transformed it into Emily, a psychologically damaged spinster. A few of the members of the Board of Aldermen went to visit her to discuss her paying her overdue taxes.
The surprise is lost, the feeling that something is terribly wrong, and you feel you should know what it is, is itself lost. Faulkner, with his dense and multilayered prose, traditionally stands outside this group of practitioners. These choices culminated with her interest in Homer Barron, the Yankee foreman of the construction company hired to pave the town's sidewalks, and how she 'preserved' his love by poisoning him. As the story progresses, Emily interprets her life through forms of control, and this plays into her interactions with the town, and more specifically, her relationship with her suitor Homer Barron. Emily could not stand to have another man leave her so she made sure Homer did not. These questions are also included in or alluded to in the graphic organizer to guide students' reading. The life of Emily Grierson, who is the last of an old family that does not follow the conventions of what is expected of someone of their social standing, and the choices that shape her future and eventual demise are laid bare for the townspeople to scrutinize, something they all had done for years.
Credits: Executive in charge of production, Pamela Owen ; associate producer, Raleigh Geer ; director of photography, Jim Tynes ; editor, Jim Bogardt ; art director, Peter Mays ; assistant director, David Eisenstark ; sound, Jon Huck ; production manager, Deborah Hoy ; costumes, Laurie Ross, Joanne Lyders ; make-up, Lisa Schulze ; music by George S. Once he dies, she holds his body for three days, claiming that he is not dead. When a new major took place in the town, there was some confusion held towards Miss Emily. It went from being traditionally based on agriculture and slavery to gradually moving into industrial and abolition. I have students complete this graphic organizer because it pretty much allows them to break apart the story to figure out individual elements.
Emily refused to do it so eventually they give up. After providing this information, lead a brief class discussion using Guiding Question 1 to get students thinking about such details. In fact, she's never really seen again, except for a period of half a dozen years when she gives painting lessons in her parlor. The outside of the large, square frame house is lavishly decorated. To encourage them to engage the text, I have them write out key words or phrases that indicate each plot element.
It is a shrine to the living past, and the sealed upstairs bedroom is her macabre trophy room where she preserves the man she would not allow to leave her. The acting was of the utmost mediocrity. I haven't seen it as a play yet, but from an actors point of view this would be either completely different on a stage, or it's meant for film. Homer Barron Homer Barron is the Yankee foreman of the construction company hired to pave the town's sidewalks. Time permitting, the teacher should engage in writing conferences with the students. Another aspect of the Southern Gothic style is appropriation and transformation.
Although Angelica Houston is a great actress and will win many awards, she delivers a lack luster performance and fails to ever bring the viewers deep into her characters twisted almost psychotic mind. Twisted and different for most films, many emotions overwhelmed me when I saw this film for the first time. Miss Emily's house is old, but was at one point the best house around. Of course, students always mention the physical, external conflict of Miss Emily poisoning Homer, but they often fail to see the internal conflict that Miss Emily constantly battles: living up to the expectations of her father and the Old South. In Emily's case she wanted to change a number of times but never had the support of her own town.
The dust, so often mentioned in reference to Emily's home, is a sign of a time that had passed, and the death of that idealized view of Southern aristocracy. Tobe Tobe, the servant in the Grierson house, is the only person to have contact with Emily in the later years of her life. The last member of a proud antebellum family - and the last owner of a rapidly deteriorating antebellum mansion - has finally passed on. Direct students to note that the non-linear plot, references to death throughout the story, characterization of Emily, and the mystery behind Tobe and Homer are all details they can expand upon in the written response. How does color symbolism connect with the story's plot? Hopefully, some day a screenwriter, director and some skilled actors will create a new movie that reflects the genius of Faulkner and the universal appeal of Gothic literature. I ask students to indicate why they think Faulkner tells the story out of order? In the movie, she looks away. Accordingly, students for homework will write a reflection discussing whether Emily is a victim or a predator.
Nobody has been to her house in ten years, except for her servant, so everyone's pretty thrilled to get a peek inside. So they took the gentlemanly way out: they sprinkled lime around the house in the dead of night and the smell was eventually gone. Begin the lesson by reviewing the vocabulary list to facilitate student comprehension of the text. Though this film is only 27 minutes long. A theme of respectability and the loss of, is threaded throughout the story. As misery continues to haunt Emily, she locks herself from the world. The teacher will then review the Prior Knowledge information and hand out copies of the and.
. Authorities came o her house to solve the issue between them. As a consequence, those who don't know the story might not understand the ending. How do these details and elements, as well as the structure of the plot, contribute to the story's suspense and final outcome? She then exerts the control that for her means love, by poisoning Homer so that he will never leave her. After Emily dies, the townspeople open the room where Homer Barron is decomposing and find Emily's hair on the pillow. Perhaps, it is this reason that she becomes easy prey for Homer Baron, her love interest.
I'm not surprised it went from writings to a play to a movie. If you know it perhaps, then you will enjoy it more, so I guess I'd only recommend it to those that like or even love Faulkner's work. Captain Obvious was definitely directing this film. Southern Gothic often hinged on the belief that daily life and the refined surface of the social order were fragile and illusory, disguising disturbing realities or twisted psyches. Locking herself inside a bubble trying to cope with the mere fact of her losses and not many gains throughout her life.