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Symbolism in A Rose for Emily

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DOI: 10.25236/etsocs.2018.18


Yang Zhao

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Yang Zhao


William Faulkner is one of the greatest writers that America has produced. Since he was awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize for literature, his reputation and influence have spread to every part of the world. His brilliantly intensive fiction drew admiration from a growing number of writers and critics in America and France. In his short story A Rose for Emily, symbolism is used very frequently. Symbolism has a very deep and penetrating insight to the short story of A Rose for Emily. There are many different symbolic subjects such as Emily herself, her old house and the old servant. By analyzing these symbolic subjects, we can get a better understanding of this short story.


Symbolism, Faulkner, Emily.