Summary Of William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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It is natural for a person to not want to accept change. For instance, in A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner demonstrates the response and actions people take to change. Some people come to accept this New South and others, like Miss Emily, still cling to the Old South. Through symbolism and imagery, Faulkner implies that the Old South must go through changes in order to progress and expresses the consequences that will take place if we choose to continue living in the past.
An example of how Faulkner uses symbolism and imagery to get his message across is Miss Emily’s house. Her house demonstrates the distinction between the New and the Old South. Faulkner compares her old, decaying house to all the new, modern appliances in the setting such