When Homer entered the house, he never came out. Emily is dead downstairs, and Homer’s skeleton is found in Emily’s bedroom upstairs room that has been locked for over 40 years and laying there is an indented pillow of a head and a long strand of gray hair. William Faulkner
A Mistry of Emily’s Life. In the story “A Rose for Emily”, the author William Faulkner tells about a mysterious small, fat woman Emily Grierson. After her father past away and her sweetheart is gone, Emily has a mental breakdown and is entirely cut off from the outside world; people hardly see her at all. The whole town is very curious to see the inside of her house, to penetrate Emily’s world and exchange a few words with the Negro who is her cook and gardener. People tend to see what is inside of a big, squarish frame house which still decorated in a style of the seventies and it is the only house in a whole town that is alienated.
This can be seen from her perception and description of the man who shares her “special” seat as a “… fine old man” and the woman as “a big old woman” (101). Her Surname 2 remembrance of the previous Sunday’s patient Englishman and his nagging hard to please wife whom she wanted to shake also shows her envy for women with male companionship. In Faulkner’s story A Rose for Emily, Emily is seen as a person who suffers from isolation from her community, by tradition and by law. Her isolation from the community and love is what seems to perturb her most; she is unable to accept the idea that her father is dead and she remains in denial. When her father dies, Emily suffers from isolation to the extent that she cannot let go of her father’s corpse.
The town people never questioned or wondered why the minister was terrified of Miss Emily’s house. Emily’s boyfriend Homer Barron went missing one night after visiting Emily’s house. “A neighbor saw the Negro man admit him at the kitchen door at dusk one evening." but homer was never seen from or heard from again. Although the town had evidence that Miss Emily’s house was the last place Homer was seen, no one questioned Emily or even mentioned the fact that Homer was missing.
She did not want to let anyone dispose of her father's body. She got sick for a very long time. Then later on in her life, Homer Barron appeared in her life, “he was a very big, dark, ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face”. The people in town started seeing them together Sunday afternoons. Homer was the one who was going to marry Ms. Emily everyone in town used to say.
Unimaginable Power “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” a short story written by William Faulkner, brings us to the discussion of a dysfunctional family structure. This story has a very interesting twist, for us as readers surely have to read to the end to understand the journey we will embark on in this mysterious tale. Emily’s father was very protective of his daughter. She was like his prized procession that no one was to look at, “for if there were any gentleman callers he would drive them away” (Faulkner 683). This resulted in Emily being a bit awkward and nonsocial.
William Faulkner, the author of the story “A Rose for Emily,” describes Emily as a very mysterious and murderous character. Towards the end of the story, the author makes it clear that Emily is mentally insane. She murdered the man she loved and locked herself away from society for many years. After her death, her neighbors found Homer’s dead body in her house. The narrator explains, “The man himself lay in bed.
As the story continues when meet a Yankee called Homer Barron. He came to Jefferson to make sidewalks. Emily fall in love with him but homer doesn’t. Emily knew that homer Barron will leave her so she invited him to her house. Previously she has bought arsenic, a type or poison, and she put it in a cup and kill him.
A rose for Emily is a symbolic short story about love and death that depicts Emily’s life and the life of the old South. Murder, necrophilia and gradual decay of the old south are used in the story to symbolize Emily’s life, to be similar to that of the South after it was defeated in the civil war. She loved the dead, and her life became desperate, her love for Homer made her murder him ending up sleeping with his corpse for years just so she would not lose him. She was not happy; the same way a plantation life withers dies and becomes a memory, she faded from real life, even though she was still living physically, everything that mattered in her life had passed away. The way Emily 's father stands in the doorway is described as "Amid the pointing and the horror, the clean flame.” Her father stood by the door’s path blocking Emily’s would be suitors from accessing her because he believed they were not good enough for her daughter.