'Symbolism In A Rose For Emily'

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The short story A Rose for Emily is a story set in the south in the early 1900’s. The story is following Emily, the main character, through her life. This story is told from a third person point of view after Emily dies, meaning that this is a flashback type of story. Symbolism is used to describe the house she lives in her whole life, Emily herself, and the people that control Emily through her life. In the story A Rose for Emily, symbolism is used through Emily’s house. The story talks about the “fresh, with clean, and white walls”, during Emily’s youth showing that the house was also young and innocent. Emily’s father is bent on keeping her pure, but she does not live up to his standards. As the story goes on, you see the house turning