“A Rose for Emily”
In this short story “A Rose for Emily” describes the main character Emily, and the changes in
society around her. Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care. Her father was a very strict
man not allowing Emily any freedom away from him. After her father passed away she
inherited the agreement that her father and the town made, about not having to pay taxes.
Emily met a Yankee (Homer Barron) they got aquatinted very well and were seen together in
town, people in town began to think maybe Emily found happiness. She soon found out by
Homer that he liked men and couldn’t be married, but will accompany Emily.
The author titles “A Rose for Emily” maybe because Emily had a rough life with her father
keeping her away from society and always by his side so he can have control. After his death
Emily could not except the fact her father was dead, she kept his corps in the house for three
days. That’s when the town realized Emily had mental problems and felt pity for her, after she
berried her father Emily kept herself hostage in her home. When Emily finally came out years
later, the town describes her hair cut short making her look like a girl with a vague
resemblance to those angles in colored church windows.
Emily soon met a man Homer Barron a Yankee, big dark ready man, with a big voice and eyes
lighter than his face. He was a man that cursed a lot at the niggers and soon he knew everyone
in town, with his voice so loud Homer was center of attention making people laugh. Even
though he was a Yankee Emily found him attractive, soon they both were being seen together
in town riding in a taxi. Days later Emily was seen buying a man’s toilet set in silver, the town
was sure they be married. Emily was liking the attention from homer and the town but when he