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A Rose For Emily William Faulkners A Rose For Emily portrays a post-modern culture of the old south More specific in this story images of death are shown by Faulkners use of symbolism In this story death is symbolic within the past present and future in the form of the stench the house and the arsenic When anything becomes a stench either rotting or decomposition is present As many of the townsfolk observed a stench arose from Ms Emilys estate They then blamed the smell on the black man that worked for her claiming that a man couldnt keep a kitchen properly or that it must be a varmint he killed in the yard The Aldermen even go as far as sprinkling the yard and the cellar with lime to suppress the rank odor The stench presented here is a superb symbol for the death that has occurred Little did the townsfolk suspect but Ms Emily had willingly killed her lover Now with the aroma of death wafting throughout the air within the house it can be examined how the house becomes a disease to all remaining residents Everything within the house from the cracked leather furniture to the moldy spawning throughout the realm of the house almost feels as if death were living between everyone even in the exact moment Faulkner symbolized the death that exists within the present through the description of the house With the past and present represented Faulkner could not dare to leave out the future form Faulkner graces his readers with yet another symbol but this time however he adds a bit of suspense on top of the entire plot When Emily ventured into town to visit the pharmacist death was already on her mind With the arsenic she bought many living things could be killed by its usage whether it be some rats or just one in particular the only lover she ever had that was about
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