If we compare William Faulkner¡¦s two short stories, ¡§A Rose for Emily¡¨ and ¡§Barn Burning¡¨, he structures the plots of these two stories differently. However, both of the stories note the effect of a father¡¦s teaching, and in both the protagonists Miss Emily and Sarty make their own decisions about their lives. The stories present major idea through symbolism that includes strong metaphorical meaning. Both stories affect my thinking of life.
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to live his own life, or do right things. It is pretty courageous that he decide to leave his family. When I make a decision, I should have the same courage. Both stories¡¦ plots themselves are odd, but the meanings stimulate deep thought.
Faulkner, William. ¡§Barn Burning.¡¨ Collected Stories of William Faulkner. New York:
Random House, 1939. 3-25.
Faulkner, William. ¡§A Rose for Emily.¡¨ Collected Stories of William Faulkner. New
York: Random House, 1939. 119-30.