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Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily"

Summary: This is a literary analysis of the symbolism in the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.
The main symbolism running throughout A Rose for Emily is shown in the theme of how important it is to let go of the past. Miss Emily clings to the past and does not want to be independent. The Old South is becoming the new South and she can not move forward. The residents of the South did not all give in to change just because they lost the Civil War. In A Rose for Emily time marches on leaving Miss Emily behind as she stubbornly refuses to progress into a new era. A symbol is a person, object, or event that suggests more than its literal meaning. In the story, symbolism is used to give more details than the author actually gives to the reader. Symbolism helps to indicate how Emily was once innocent but later changes, how her hair, house, and lifestyle...

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