Symbolism In A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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The short story A Rose for Emily was first published on April 30, 1930. It was only one of many other stories that William Faulkner wrote, some being The Yellow Wallpaper, The Sound and the Fury, Sartoris, and Barn Burning. Some common themes Faulkner is known for is death in the stories, symbolism was used as a key to help the readers understand what was going on. Topics Faulkner tends to be known for are about racial segregation and political views. The author is mostly known for writing fiction and gothic stories. A Rose for Emily is about a mysterious woman who lost her father and was terribly affected by his death she almost went completely insane. She ends up finding love in her after all she had gone through but ends up killing him and locking him in a room in her house.
A Rose for Emily by Faulkner, William is about the story of what had happened to Miss Emily Grierson after the devastating death of her father. Emily was a girl who would not take pity from anyone since she would always keep her head up and was very mysterious. After the death
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The symbol of “The plot of the text finally comes together as we realize that Miss Emily likely poisoned Homer and has since lain with the dead body as though every night was their wedding night” (Smith). The author is trying to tell the readers that homer went missing at some point but his body was found in the room where they had their wedding night in. Faulkner also points out that “The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had cuckloded him” (Faulkner). Once again, the body is used as a symbol of the love they had for each other that ended up in death. This connects with the room because the body was found in there where she kept everything that reminded her of that night, including

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