Course 9—Lecture

LitCourse 9
How to Read: Symbol
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Symbols—literary

"A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner (LitCourse 6)
A decaying house suggests a mind that is deteriorating—Emily's mind.
House dust and Emily's unseen but ticking watch suggest time has passed her by.
The portrait of Emily's father suggests his dominating presence in her life, even after his death. Emily is unable to move into the future.

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