Symbolism of the Rose in “A Rose for Emily”


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Essay #: 061103
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Symbolism of the Rose in “A Rose for Emily”
This essay will examine the powerful symbolism of the rose that arises in the stylistic approach to the short story form that William Faulkner utilizes in “A Rose for Emily.” The language of the rose defines the tragedy and sadness that the rose emulates as a harbinger of death to Emily and her family legacy. In this manner, an important passage will be selected that reflects the importance of the rose as a symbol of a fallen post-Civil War family in the South. By analyzing Faulkner’s figurative technique in bringing this symbolism forward as the primary meaning of this short story, the rose is a crucial symbol that drives the plot of the story.
Faulkner creates a doomed perspective for the...
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..... though he is keen to listen to her and love her in a away that offers more ‘desire’ than sexual interaction with her. In this way, the outward communications that Jake have with Brett tend to be superficial, and his jealousy grows into a jaded behavioral pattern. These are the important problems with communication that Jake has with Brett, revealing the sexual trauma and post-war jadedness he experiences in his romantic affairs.
Works Cited:
Conrad. Joseph. “Heart of Darkness.” 2010. June 18, 2010. <>
Faulkner, William. “A Rose for Emily.” (Customer fill in the rest of bibliography, I only received pages of the text for citation).
Hemingway, Ernest. Sun Also Rises. Scribner, 1995.