Miss. Emily knew what she was getting herself into but she knew if she couldn’t have him for herself then there had to be another way to keep him. One day she went to the grocery store to buy Arsenic rat poison ''to kill stinky Rates. Creates foul stench’’ (lime and arsenic).after weeks later she married the man name homer, he was a foul sneaky rat that just wanted to mess around and date many pretty girls she wanted something serious with him but he was the type that flits with every girl. after they were married no one got to see him after he entered the house.
The story takes place post-Civil War when things are starting to change. Her father turns down every suitor for Emily to marry as he sees them as not good enough for his daughter. This takes away Emily’s childhood, she is never able to experience any real kind of relationship or any other love besides her fathers. The reads are left to believe that maybe her father is abusive and or uncaring. Also that her mother may be dead or generally not in the picture at all.
In the short story, A Rose For Emily, by William Faulkner, a woman is ultimately overcome by grief and in turn loses all conception of reality, becoming lost in her own world that is fading with her. Miss Emily’s erratic behavior first surfaced after her father’s death. Possibly brought on by grief, but better explained as insanity, Miss Emily denied her fathers death for three days. When Mr. Grierson died it left Emily alone and substantially aided in her deterioration. Because of her fathers possessive nature no man came close to courting her, and so she was left to confide to herself becoming alienated from the rest of the town.
In her youth, her father excludes her from all of the young men that fancy her, and also drives away her only mentioned family members, which leaves her alone with her father, who was ultimately taken away from her as well. The townspeople surround her name with mystery and pity, which Emily seeks out to change once her father is gone. Once Homer Barron denies her a romantic relationship, she murders him so she can stay with him, but a dead body cannot love a person. Emily seeks love for her entire life, yet much against her efforts, she never knew what it was to truly feel
When Emily’s father died, she refused to accept her father’s death, and kept the body in her house for three days until she gave it away to the representatives for burial. In the next generation, Miss Emily was dissatisfied with the modern culture because she was obligated to pay her taxes that were exempted from her by Colonel Sartoris. Furthermore, the townspeople complained about Emily’s reeking house. She eventually meets and has a light-hearted relationship with Homer Barron. However, she soon discovers Homer does not want a serious relationship with her, so Emily purchases rat poison to kill Homer.
After learning that he is gay and wants to leave, Emily decides to murder him. Faulkner makes it clear that Miss Emily has lost her sense of love, and her conscience when she kills Homer Barron to keep him forever. During her early life, Miss Emily lives with her father, and he turns away every suitor that was not fit for his daughter. Due to his actions, Emily does not learn how to love another person and never quite figures it out. Hindered by her father’s over protectiveness, Emily does not know how to cope with the emotional hurdles that she approaches, later in life.
As a result, she becomes even more emotionally troubled, leading to her killing Homer. After her father dies, Emily denies that he is dead. Had the authorities not intervened, she would have kept the corpse - proving she is not rational. Subsequently, Emily falls sick but when she recovers, and is seen in public by the townspeople“her hair was cut short, making her look like a girl” (3). Emily’s juvenile appearance is symbolic of her sexual immaturity because her father deprived her of her many chances to marry.
One by one men left Miss Emily’s life, and she was left single in her 30’s, with no man in sight. Being single, no man in her life, Emily Grierson’s lonely feeling had just started then. After her father died, Emily refused to give away his body. She kept on saying that her father wasn’t dead for days. She eventually gave her father’s body away for burial after breaking down when everyone kept calling her and convincing her to give up her father’s body for burial.
Emily denied his passing for three days even though everyone continually told her otherwise. By denying her father’s passing, she ignores the reality that time progressively passes her by. The element of loss in death symbolizes her opposition to time moving forward. She murdered the one man she had the opportunity to live the rest of her life with by poisoning him with arsenic in order to imprison him forever. The purpose of killing Homer was to make certain that he never left her like her father did.
During that time, the town felt bad for poor miss Emily and thought that she was going to die with out a husband by her side, since her father didn’t like any men that liked his daughter. Later on, the author gets to the time when her father just died. Miss Emily felt so alone that she decided to keep her dead father’s body in the house, and not let anyone take him away from her. After the neighbors kept coming to the city council and complaining about the fowl smell that was coming from miss Emily’s house, the judge sent a few men to put lime around the house to kill the smell. As the reader later finds out, the smell was coming from miss Emily’s father’s decaying body.