Indicating Symbols in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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On most stories an object can be more clearly explained to the reader. Sometimes there are symbols that help out the reader to understand the story better. For example, in towns where the students play some sport they all have mascots. That mascot is there symbol of the team. Mercedes Tigers are the fighting tigers that don’t give up. They also have colors orange black and white, that represents white for pure, black represents the darkness when hunting for its prey and orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy. In the short story “A Rose for Emily”, you got to pay close attention. Reading the story might be confusing. Miss Emily was a young lady that lived with her father until he died. She never got married and never went out. Her house was her life. She was not allowed to date or anything. After, her father’s death she was alone all she had was the house. Until she met Homer Barron, he was a young man that was a Yankee. They dated and she felt something for him, something that she never felt before. She liked him a lot, but there were some rumors going around that he liked men. She didn’t want to lose him. Miss Emily decided to poison him so he wouldn’t go away from her. She invited him to dinner one night. She kept his body in a room, where she let the body decompose. The smell made the town people crazy. Nobody knew that the smell was from a dead body. She grew older and older every day, the years went by and the day of her death came. When she died they went to her house and cleaned it. Except for a room that was locked. Her family went and unlocked that room because they were curious of what she was hiding in there. Unexpectedly, they found a dead rose and a black suit. They looked to the bed and ... ... middle of paper ... ...ruth about her. Works Cited Faulkner, William. “A Rose for Emily.” Heritage of American Literature. Ed. James E. Miller. Vol 2. Austin: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. 1215. Print. Madisoncavell Editors. “The Role of the Townspeople in Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily.’” Madisoncavell Word press.N.p., 15 Oct. 2012, Web. 17 Mar 2014. Phillips, Lee. “’A Rose for Emily’ Rhetorical Analysis.” Teen ink. N.P., n.d. Web.17 Mar 2014. Shmoop Editors. “Lime and Arsenic.” Shmoop.Shmoop University, Inc., n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2014. Shmoop Editors. “Homer Barron.” Shmoop.Shmoop University, Inc., n.d.Web. 17 Mar 204 Sparknotes Editors. “’A Rose for Emily’ Themes, Motifs, and Symbols.” Sparknotes.Sparknotes, Inc., n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2014. Sparknotes Editors. “Symbols in ‘A Rose for Emily’.” StudyMode. Inc. 1 Nov 2012 Web. 17 Mar 2014
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