Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner Essay

In most stories an object can be explained to the reader if the writer uses a symbol to represent it. The flag for the United States is a symbolism of America; it contains fifty stars to represent the fifty states that we have. It also has thirteen horizontal stripes to represent the thirteen colonies. Everything in the world represents a thing; every object or thing has a symbol to it. For instance being a United States American citizen symbols you can live in the United States of America and you are an American citizen, which means you were born here in the U.S. If you weren’t you couldn’t be able to live in the United States. A bald eagle roams free without any worries, strong, independent, and fearless, this is why it symbols the United States of America. The U.S. symbolizes freedom. Your race also represents a symbolism of who you are and where you came from. If you’re a Mexican you came from a Hispanic family. If you’re black you came from an African American family. If you’re White you came from a Caucasian family. Your race represents you and your family. A Rose for Emily” the writer uses symbolism with objects and characters to represent a meaning; you don’t really know what represents what until you go into detail.

In the novel, it goes back in time from the present, past, and then back to the present. Emily Grierson was the talk of the town when she passed away. The townspeople all went to her funeral. While they were there they talked about the way she was and use to be. They went back in time about thirty years ago. Emily was just like everyone else, young, beautiful and rich. She lived with her father, who was in control over her. Men would want to take her out and the answer to her father was no. she wouldn’t go …

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