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The use of literary devices such as diction and symbolism are crucial elements inestablishing characterization The diction writers choice of words much be appropriatefor the characters and the situations in which the author places them Meyer 234 Therefore William Faulkners diction in A Rose for Emily will differ greatly fromErnest Hemingways Soldiers Home Hemingway uses the Krebs family home andFaulker uses the element of time as symbols The home and the element of time aresymbolic because each has meanings that go beyond its specific qualities and functionsMeyer 194 Setting also plays a major role in characterization Setting is the context inwhich the action of a story occurs Meyer 137 If one is sensitive to the contextsprovided by setting one is better able to understand the behavior of the characters and thesignificance of their actions Meyer 137 In order to understand Miss Emily it would beuseless to place her in the same setting as Krebs and vice versaDifferent words evoke different associations in a readers mind diction is crucialin controlling a readers response Meyer 234 Faulkners choice of words allows thereaders to vividly picture Miss Emilys physical traits as well as her attitude Bydescribing the Grierson house Faulkner is cleverly inviting an observation of Miss EmilyIt was a big squarish frame house that had once been white decoratedwith cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsomestyle of the seventies set on what had once been our most select street But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even theaugust names of that neighborhood only Miss Emilys house was leftlifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and thegasoline pumps - an eyesore among eyesores Meyer 71Miss Emily was a woman that kept to herself She lived in a time when socializing withthe other women and being married at a certain age was necessary Miss Emily somehowmanaged to stray away from the norm Faulkner shows Miss Emilys reclusion throughthe sparse use of
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