April 18, 2000
People who read about William Faulkner (1897-1962) know that he did not lead an easy life. He had the bad habit of drinking way too much, but above all he was very lonely. In his short story “A Rose For Emily,” Emily becomes very important because it represents in some way Faulkner himself. Even though she was perceived as an idol from the town, she felt very lonely.
Everyone in town considered
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pillow was the indentation of a head, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair.” This situation makes believe that Emily slept besides him every night until she died. This can reflect how much she was obsessed by Homer and her father, consequently of being alone. In fact, she killed Homer for having his company the rest of her life, and this is probably why she stayed with him all the time before she died.