What Is The Symbolism In A Rose For Emily

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Symbolism is a way to express a specific idea or to convey a certain message by using symbols. An action, person, place, word or object can all have a symbolic and deeper meaning not just a surface meaning. The Symbolism a technique used in literature when some things are not to be taken literally, it can also give insight to the reader and it can be a way of attracting too, to let the readers know what is behind each symbol in the story. Symbolism also can make any literary work more complex. It gives the literary work two layers of meaning, the first layer is the literal meaning or the surface meaning and the second layer is the deeper meaning of the symbolic words, persons or actions. Symbols can change meaning or significance depending on the context. If the reader is not attached to the story or does not relate to the specific details of the story may still relate to the deeper symbolic meaning of which those details speak more than if they were just words and described in details. This can help the readers to become more attached to the literary work and give them a clear sight into the author's view. It also attracts them to continue reading the incidents to know how the story will end. Symbolists used to express the situations inside the story by using specific symbolic language which can be able to convey…show more content…
It was written by William Faulkner in 1930. The story takes place in a fictional country, Jefferson Mississippi. The protagonist of the story is Miss Emily Grierson, the narrator talks about Miss Emily's life and how she deals with the South after the civil war. Emily was born in an aristocratic family, she was weird and no one could understand her or know a lot about her life. The story opens at the time of Emily's funeral, it was huge and many people attend although people do not really know her as she was isolated by her father. She died when she was seventy-four years

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