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"A Rose for Emily" and Symbolism
This paper looks at significant symbolic and thematic elements in William Faulkner's work "A Rose for Emily ".
# 123114 | 750 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer provides an examination of the pertinent use of symbolism to advance and illustrate the themes of tension between traditionalism and modernism, the disparity between social artifice and reality, and the extent to which human isolation can result in a kind of "living death" in William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily".

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"Underlying the overt gothic elements present in William Faulkner's short story" A Rose for Emily" are compelling symbolic qualities that effectively bolster the tale thematically. Specifically Faulkner's primary character Miss Emily metaphorically evokes the notion of old Southern traditionalism. Faulkner's physical description of the narrator's town symbolically illustrates the tension between traditional Southern gentility and modern churlishness. Faulkner's particular rendering of the old Southern aristocracy symbolizes and highlights the disparity between artifice and reality and Faulkner's subtle juxtaposition of ..."

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