Are the characters of Miss Emily in" A Rose for Emily" and Abner Snopes in "Barn Burning" similar?

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Yes. Many of the character in Faulkner's work are related to each other and some characters appear in several stories. Many of Faulkner's stories are set in a fictional area that Faulkner invented. The name of the county was Yoknapatawpha County, which he probably based on his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. If you read all of the short stories by Faulkner, you will also learn the history of Yoknapatawpha County from the time the first white men arrived until the time the first automobile appeared.

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