A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

Name five elements common to Southern Gothic Literature.

from A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner

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Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in hoodoo,[1] ambivalentgender roles and decayed or derelict settings,[2] grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or coming from poverty, alienation, crime, and violence.