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Symbols in Faulkner's "A Rose for Miss Emily"

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Some symbols used by Faulkner are briefly identified and validated in this solution.

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As you explicate some of the symbols, the house is an obvious one since it represents not only her womanhood as women's identifies were linked to the domestic sphere during the story's era, but it also suggests the death of the Old South and its ideologies as "It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated
with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome
style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select ...

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Using main symbols to validate, this solution briefly explores how representations are employed in this riveting short story.