Collected Stories of William Faulkner Setting & Symbolism

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Yoknapatawpha County, appears in Various stories

This imaginary county is the setting for several stories including "Shingles for the Lord," "A Rose for Emily" and "Shall Not Perish."

WPA, appears in Shingles for the Lord

This government work program is referred to in both "Shingles for the Lord" and "The Tall Men." The WPA was created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the time of the Great Depression in order to give people jobs and a source of income.

Jefferson, appears in A Rose for Emily

Jefferson is the county seat of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. Several stories, including "A Rose for Emily" are set in this fictional city.

Frenchman's Bend, appears in Shall Not Perish

Frenchman's Bend is the area of Yoknapatawpha County where the Grier family lives. This is a poor and largely agrarian portion of the county.

Slippers with Red Heels, appears in Red Leaves

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