An Analysis on Rose in A Rose for Emily

Yan HUANG

Abstract


A Rose for Emily is the first published short story of William Faulkner, which talks about a tragic life of an elderly Southern woman Emily Grierson. In the whole story, the none rose does not appear, the only use of the word is an adjective for two times. The “Rose” in the title “A Rose for Emily” attracted a lot of attention. This paper will analyze the rose on two main aspects: the symbolic meaning of rose and who give rose to Emily.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v6i2.15099

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