Rose For Emily “A Rose for Emily is a very popular short story because of its, style , climax, and plot. The author, William Faulkner, was a “Southern” writer from Oxford, Mississippi. FAulkner bases this story on the tale of Oxford’s aristrocratic ” Miss Mary ” Neilson. She married Captain jack Hume, the charming yankee foreman of a street-paving crew, over her family’s shocked protests. The style of this story is false romance. Miss Emily’s father, before his death, would run off every man that tried to court her. Because of this, she felt any man she loved would leave her.
After falling in love with Homer Baron, she feared he would run off like the others. To keep this from happening, she poisoned him and kept his body upstairs in the bedroom. The climax focuses on the room where the corpse was found. After Miss Emily’s death, the town people were cleaning up the house and found a room that was locked. They had to break down the door. To their surprise, they found Homer Baron’s corpse lying in the bed dressed in a night shirt.
As the story progresses there is no indication that he had died. When they found the toilet things sitting on the dresser with initials H.B., it was well known that the corpse was Homer Baron. I first thought it was her father in the bed, then I realized that her father was already buried. I then knew it had to be her lover. I cringed on the thought of what she did while she was lying next to the corpse. Finally, the end of this story surrounds a woman’s life from her mid twenties until her death at the age of seventy-four.
It describes a prominent lady of a town who led a private life. I learned, while reading this story that this woman is crazy and had the mind of a child. She seemed to lose everything she loved. Keeping the body of the individual she loved was her eay of not feeling so alone.