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Symbolism In A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

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Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily" in a lot of different ways. For example Emily represents a monument and mental illness. She represents mental illness by killing her husband Homer Barron and sleeping with his dead body. The house represented death and a prison because Miss Emily wouldn't go out just the mate would go out for the groceries and just come back. It also represented death because of what she did to her husband. The rose represented love and Emily’s secret. It represented Emily’s secret because Homer Barron her husband was death on the house. It represented love because Homer Barron show love for miss Emily. Homer Barron represented death because her wife killed him with some ...view middle of the document...

She also symbolized the strand of Grey hair " Grey hair is sometimes seen as a sight of wisdom/ respect. A person that has lived life already." Meaning Miss Emily has lived her life already. Homer Barron symbolized the rose. In the article shmoop " the rose is a symbol for love for Homer Barron." In the story homer is the rose or love for Emily. The rose stands for Emily secret also. She kept Homers Barron body on the house for several of years. The rose is something that shows love, love that homer Barron had for Miss Emily. Homer Barron also symbolized death. "Homer Barron died because of Miss Emily. Miss Emily killed homer Barron with the potion ( Arsenic) because her husband broke her heart and didn't want nothing with her no more, he was gay." he also represented insensibility. " she will persuade him yet, homer himself had remarked he liked men and it was remain that he drank with younger men in the Elvis Club." Homer Barron was gay and was not interested in Miss Emily, he was interested in men. Miss Emily’s house represented alienation in the article " Emily’s House" said " it is a shrine to the living past, and the sealed upstairs bedroom is her marble trophy room she preserves the men she would not allow to leave her." People that would stepped in Miss Emily house became isolated. Her house also symbolized death, she used her house to keep her husband’s body as a shrine. Emily kept all the people she loved in her own house, even if they were death. It also represented prison. The town failed to see her as not as a human being because she wouldn't come out of the house,...

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