A Rose For Emily Symbolism Analysis

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Symbolism is the use of a person character of a story or an object to represent a different idea of what literary means. Like the house in "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, symbolizes many things in the story as it progresses.
Emily Grierson, the main character of the story, is manipulated by her father all his life not letting no men to get close to her. When her father dies she start to developing mental problems shown when she refuses that her dad was dead even when three days has pass. As the story continues when meet a Yankee called Homer Barron. He came to Jefferson to make sidewalks. Emily fall in love with him but homer doesn’t. Emily knew that homer Barron will leave her so she invited him to her house. Previously she has bought arsenic, a type or poison, and she put it in a cup and kill him. The house start to get old and moldy just like Miss Emily even developing a bad odor because she kept homer baron’s body in one of her bedrooms. When miss Emily died they enter the house and they found the discomposed corpse of homer Barron and in the side of him a gray hair of miss Emily’s head.

A number of characters and objects can be an indication of much large schemes in "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. Miss Emily Grierson can be a symbol of the old south as said in college term paper." just as the house seems to reject progress and updating, so does Miss Emily, until both of them become decaying symbols of their dying generation" The dying generation
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