As she ages, her hair turns grey, and she becomes overweight and unhealthy, she dies, and the reader is brought back to the funeral. When it is over, the townspeople go upstairs in the house to break into a room which had been closed for forty years. They find the corpse of Homer on a bed, the indentation of a head on the pillow nex... ... middle of paper ... ...en taught: to fall in love and get married and have a family, but it all began falling apart when she realized Homer was going to leave. It is just as when the authorities showed up at her house asking her about her taxes, and she refused to pay, saying, “the authorities must see Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson” although Colonel Sartoris had been dead for quite some time.
The reader receives clues throughout the second flashback to conclude that Emily has killed Homer out of fear; this is where Faulkner provided us with the climax. Years pass and nothing really goes on at the Grierson house which raises the mystery of what is going on behind closed doors; the falling action of the story. Upon Emily’s death the ladies of the town enter her home and discover Homer’s corpse in a shut off bedroom upstairs with one piece of Emily’s hair on the pillow next to him; bringing the story to an end and giving the reader the denouement. Throughout “A Rose for Emily” the reader is collecting evidence of a murderous death, the isolation
Due to her father’s decisions he stopped her from meeting any guys. Therefore when she met Homer Barron she loved him so much she decided to kill him to keep him b y her side and to cherish his body as she cherished her fathers. She kept his body lying on her bed. The reason this is brought up is because it states in the story when she died they entered her home and found a barricaded door. When they opened it, Homer Barron’s body was laying on the bed and on the pillow next to him a stand of gray hair.
In the mysterious play “Trifles”, written by Susan Glaspell, the county attorney desperately tries to uncover the works behind the death of Mr. Wright. He was found dead in his bed with a rope around his neck that evening. The number one suspect of this crime is his wife Mrs. Wright. Mr. Hale, the closest neighbor had discovered Mr. Wright’s body because he wanted him to go out with the guys. When he requested this information to Mrs. Wright, she calmly told him about her knowledge of her husband’s inability to breathe...
In that house she lost her father who was the only man she was ever allowed to love and she rarely left the house after her his death. She lives her whole sad, depressing life in that house. She eventually goes mentally insane there as well. She shows this when she has the “death room” where she stores Homer Barron’s dead body. She clearly has no issues with dead bodies and actually chooses to live with a dead body for more than thirty years.
The townspeople thought she was going to use the arsenic to kill herself. However the next week they were sure homer and Emily would get married because Emily had been seen at the jeweler’s ordering a man’s toilet set in silver, with the letters H.B. on each piece. Two days later she was seen buying a complete outfit of men’s clothing, including a nightshirt. Homer was not seen for a week or so but he eventually came back into town and a neighbor saw the manservant let him in at the kitchen door.
All of them, however, can be looked at through the life of the author. William Faulkner was no stranger to death or disappointment. He suffered through many deaths, including a week old daughter. Each of Emily’s conflicts resinated William’s life. He had a difficult life and faced many harsh deaths, in order to overcome his situations he would write about them.
The figures that are used in public restrooms are to show which one is for men and women. The town’s people are in Miss Emily’s funeral recalling events that happened while she was still alive. The town’s mayor had a great relationship with Emily’s father and he decided to stop billing Miss Emily for her taxes. As years passed and the new generation came in; they weren’t satisfied with the arrangement so they went to her house to try and convince her to pay them. Thirty years before the tax event, the town’s people complained about a horrible smell that was coming out of Emily’s property.
Emily grows old with time and dies. At her funeral, the curious towns people find the decayed body of Homer Barron in a upstairs bed and a long strand of... ... middle of paper ... ...rectly fit in with the good side of humanism when she finally was humanized after her father died. Although Emily seems to be reclusive and stubborn, she takes on a whole new character after the story is finished. “We did not say she was crazy then.”(Faulkner 311) The author basically says that Emily was not considered crazy until Homer Barron’s dead body was found in her upstairs bed. The realization occurs that something was considerably wrong with Emily.
“ Page 1: Colonel... ... middle of paper ... ...decorated for a bride. Every thing that Emily had bought that day in town ( the toilet set, the men's clothing) was found in that room along with the body of an unknown man and a strand of gray hair on the second pillow next to the body. Was Miss Emily to blame for the death of Homer, or was it the town's fault for never interfering and trying to get her professional help? Every knew that insanity ran in her family but instead of helping her the town pitied Miss Emily and her situation grew out of hand. As a reader of this story I understand her taking Homer's life, she never had anyone to love and when she found Homer she thought he would be the man she would spend the rest of her life with.