A Rose For Emily

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Heritage vs Heritage If someone asked me identify two stories in which symbolism is represented. I would choose there story " A Rose for Emily " and "Everyday Use."� These two stories are not only similar, but also show different types of symbolism that are being arbitrated.

In "A Rose for Emily"� the author uses Miss Emily, the protagonist, to symbolize the old south aristocracy. Like her farther she is proud. She possesses a duty, and doesn't accept to many favors. For example, when the board of Alderman went to talk to her about her taxes, she ignored their request and pushed them to leave. It was her stature of superiority along with pride that made her turn others away. Her pride kept her from paying taxes since, Colonel Sartoris said it was the town's way of repaying her father. Another symbolic figure is Miss Emily's house. It also represents her pride.

Her house looked strange surrounded by gasoline pumps and cotton wagons. "It was an eyesore among eyes."� The house was old fashioned, and had a dank smell.

Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use also uses symbolism, except this time materialistic objects represent heritage, and not a person. The quilts that Dee wants, tell a story. Each quilt was made by her grandmother and Aunt. The quilt contained pieces of cloth from her grandfathers shirt, and great grandfather's uniform. The churn top was made out of a tree, by her Uncle Buddy. Emily Grierson and Dee Johnson both wanted to remember their past. However, Emily's purpose was different. Emily wanted people to recognize her in one way. She held on to her father and Homer Barron, they were basically the only people in her life. She clung to them, for that was the only thing she had left; she...