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Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities of something Symbolism is a word or even an object that stands for another word or object One can relate symbolism to real life experiences The short story A Goodman Is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor is about a grandmother who is trying to convince her family to go to East Tennessee instead of Florida for a vacation The Flowers by Alice Walker is about an African American girl named Myop who is out picking flowers and stumbles upon a dead body A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is about a woman named Miss Emily who did not have a life her father kept her locked up when she was young She had a lover who was going to leave her so she had to kill him These three stories have many explanations of symbolism In A Goodman Is Hard to Find the sky shows symbolism in The Flowers the flowers that Myop picks shows symbolism and in A Rose for Emily Miss Emilys house shows symbolismFirst in the short story A Goodman Is Hard to Find the sky shows symbolism In a lot of stories that OConnor writes she uses the sky to show symbolism She usually relates it to the characters state of mind and in this short story it would be the grandmother When the family first sets off to East Tennessee OConnor describes how beautiful it is outside and how the sky is full of beautiful blue clouds Later in their journey the family is involved in a car accident and comes upon a man who is called the Misfit Misfit tells the grandmother Aint a cloud in the sky dont see no sun but dont see no cloud either OConnor 455 The sky is no longer beautiful There are no clouds in the
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