A Rose for Emily
Throughout this story, the overbearing presence of Emily Griersonís father is perhaps the greatest influence on her behavior. The story describes how Miss Emilyís father rejected her suitors by standing in front of her and aggressively clutching a horsewhip whenever the young men came to call. Without her fathers influence and overprotective behavior it is likely that Emily would have made one of her suitors her
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was Homerís and not her fatherís was of little consequence to Emily, if the townspeople hadnít forced her to give up her fatherís corpse, then he would have lain in place of Homer on the bed.
Emilyís unhealthy attachment to her father suggests that she may have had an incestuous relationship with him while he was still alive and she used the body of Homer Barron to continue this relationship.