A Rose For Emily Setting Analysis

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In William Faulkner 's short story "A Rose for Emily" there are different elements that are used to create this story. William Faulkner provides many symbols throughout the story. The story is a bit odd this is because at the end of the story there is a man found dead in an upstairs room where Emily lived. This story doesn 't represent a full plot; it jumps from different scenes. This is because the story doesn 't have a true beginning and an end. The story begins with Emily 's funeral and in the middle giving a scene about her father 's death and, ending the story with finding a dead man 's body in miss Emily 's house in an upstairs bedroom. The setting of most of this story is set up in Emily 's house. This house is a bit strange. The people who lived in this town would talk about Emily a lot. The town is a town where slavery had once taken place. Miss Emily 's house is an important symbol to this story. For most of the story, the people from the town only see Miss Emily 's house from the outside. This is shown by a description given about the house in the story "It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and…show more content…
In this story, there is never actually a real rose for Emily. This Rose is represented in the story by young love. This is because when people are in love they give each other Roses as a symbol of their love to one another. When she meets Homer, it seems like she may finally have found true love. The town people see it like this because they see Emily with Homer. The people discuss among each other. "At first we were glad that Miss Emily would have an interest, because the women all said, Of course, a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer." (Pg. 36) The people would see Emily and Homer in town on Sunday afternoons
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