Although every author has his own style there can be some similarities between stories using literary devices. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and "The Guest" by Albert Camus are similar stories in terms of points of view through characterization, setting and symbolism. .

In "A Rose for Emily" the main character, also called the protagonist, in this particular story is Miss Emily Grierson. Emily is considered to be a round character, which means that she showed different sides and emotions throughout the story. Although many say she is a flat character because she kept to herself in the story. I argue this point because Emily fell in love with Homer Barron, a Yankee, who was contracted by the town to pave its sidewalks. She is showing various emotions. .

In "The Guest" the protagonist was Daru, a Frenchman schoolmaster. He was also a round character. Daru showed various emotions, which include friendly, fear, doubt and seclusion. When Balducci, the policeman and horseman, arrived to the school he told him that he would be the one delivering the Arab to Tinguit at the police headquarters. Daru answers, ""The orders? I"m not- Daru hesitated, not wanting to hurt the old Corsian. "I mean, that's not my job""(218). In another instance Albert Camus writes, "When the prisoner made a second move, he (Daru) stiffened, on the alert" (224). At this point of the story they were laying in their beds sleeping. The Arab is raising from his bed to use the .

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restroom. Daru shows fear in this instance. Daru shows throughout the story that he is a round character, like Emily..

In "A Rose for Emily" Faulkner placed Emily in the perfect spot of the town. Faulkner writes:.

It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with .

cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily light-some style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obligated even the august names of that neighborhood: only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores.