A Rose For Emily

A Rose For Emily

How the North and South are represented in A Rose for Emily
In the short story ?A Rose for Emily? Faulkner symbolizes the north and south through two individual people. Miss Emily Grierson represents the south, and Mr. Homer Barron represents the north. Faulkner displays these traits all through the story.
Miss Emily demonstrates the characteristics of the south all throughout the story. Emily Grierson has a sense of tradition that makes it very difficult for her to accept change. In the beginning of the story Miss Emily?s father passes away. Miss Emily does not accept that her father is dead and does not let anyone into the house to get the body. Finally after three days of trying to get into the house the get the body miss Emily lets the men into the house. After her father?s death Colonel Sartoris out of pity for Miss Emily says that her father has donated so much charity to the town that she does not have to pay taxes. Somewhere around 10 years after Colonel Sartoris?s death the town tried to get miss Emily to pay her taxes, but she refused saying, ?See Colonel Sartoris,

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