A Rose for Emily

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A Rose For Emily
1. Why was it difficult, if not impossible, for Emily to meet possible husbands in her youth? So the reason she couldn’t meet possible husbands in her youth was because of her father and if her father had been a little better with the different men that wanted her than that would have the life of his daughter in the future. But he left her at a tough position by thinking that no man is good enough for his daughter. An evident for this would be, “… [No] young… [Man was]… good enough for Miss Emily. I think that the father was too protective to his daughter and Miss Emily clings to her father’s idea, which changed her life far to the right. She had some mantle problems and started to act so different from the others just for the way she was taught to be. So like when she went to the druggist and asked her what she needed a poison for and she didn’t respond. The text quoted, “Yes, Miss Emily what kind? … [Is it] for rats and such? I’d recom … I want the best you have. I don’t care what kind.” This to the druggist was strange usually people tell what they might use a poison for when a druggist asks. But she didn’t even answer.

2. What happened to Homer Barron? You may add your own commentary as to the details. Miss Emily murders Homer Barron because in the story, it says, “For a long While we just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin. The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had a cuckolded him.” There was nothing but the skeleton of Homer Barron and the long iron-gray hair of Miss Emily. This was spine-chilling to people and presented how desperate Miss Emily really was. The people of the town knew from the evidence that she did it and she did at least 30 years ago according to the body.

3. What does the appearance of the upstairs room in the Grierson house and the iron gray hair on the pillow...
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