A Rose for Emily
The combination of words, create tone/mood in all stories; through those tones, an awareness of particular aspects of life or an alternation of those views are heightened. 3 short stories, “A Rose for Emily,” “The Destructors,” and the “Interpreter of Maladies,” shine brilliantly in exemplifying how words utilized in a specifics order or significance, produce tone to modify one’s opinions. Darkness, death, sympathy, violence? all words that could be utilized to explain the tone of “A Rose for Emily. All the additive images throughout the story creates a final piece that mentions love, lost; not of just Emily’s enthusiast, Homer, but of her daddy and her hesitation to let go of who she loved most. This strikes home for any person in the world who loves and wishes to be loved in return. Emily’s way of not letting go is to sleep with her dead enthusiast for years after she killed him with arsenic, hence lending to the deathly violent and dark tones of the story.
Children without discipline, without the awareness of peace and real joy; surrounded by damage, the Wormley Common Gang from, “The Destructors,” makes it their objective to have joy at the expenditure of others. When choice is involved (good vs. bad), a member picks to do what the others would probably select. Blackie, the previous leader of the gang, is a prime example of this failure to pick and his lack of self-control to do what’s right. As soon as Blackie was changed, he had ignored the gang, had actually a thought of wanting to be apart of the new “hard” credibility of the gang, and strolled back.
The tone here is clearly that of one set on destruction? through material and immaterial. Innocence, their really beings (as they are just kids), is lost or corrupted slightly. Quiet discontent, an emotion that runs, in truth, “loudly,” throughout the “Interpreter of Maladies.” Mrs. Das’ impatience for her own children, and Mr. Das’ seeming only other interest throughout the story is to get to all places in India, and never ever be constant? yet always have the capability to take a look at the past (through his video camera).
As the story builds, the peaceful discontent mood equates to that a person of secrets and need for confession? singularly on Mrs. Das’ part. Her feeling the requirement to tell Mr. Kapasi that Bobby is not Mr. Das’ boy strengthens the imagery used to explain Mrs. Das at the start of the story. Her shaved bare legs, a little tee shirt with a strawberry on it, all phrases determining that Mrs. Das is a bit provocative and is not the common mother of three. After telling Kapasi of all that happened, Mr. Kapasi asks if she is hurt or if she feels guilty; Mrs. Das’ reaction informs us that she of the latter.