As is the case when Emily kills Homer in this story.
This critic describes Emily's relationship with her father as the "patrimony of a man." (1) Emily find her happiness by having a man in her life, and after her father dies she has no one. The critic says "Emily is determined to have her man, her only chance for happiness." (2) She was so determined to have a man that she does not take notice when she picks Homer who is gay.
William focused on Emily who was the last child in the lineage of Grierson who was still alive. The main character of the story is Emily Grierson who had died by then.
It all began at her funeral when she died and her servant Tobe left the house.
We eventually find out in the end that Emily kills Homer.
She does this not do this out anger or hatred toward this man.Just as the narrator does in the telling of the story with his or her great use of words. "From Loneliness to Lunacy: "A Rose for Emily" and "The Yellow Wall-Paper." Byrne, Mary Ellen. At last, another critic explains "A Rose for Emily" as a terrible tragedy of how the societal roles of women can lead them to do intolerable acts. "Town and Time: Teaching Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily." Rodriquez talks of Emily saying "She was a "monument" of Southern gentility, an ideal of past values." (1) She gets the feeling that Emily is at constant battle with the present era.Another critic Mary Ellen Byrne, also sees the town as a character in the story.Importance of Setting in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily Setting is place and time, and often provides more than a mere backdrop for the action of a story.William Faulkner uses this device in his complex short story "A Rose for Emily" to give insight into the lonely world of Miss Emily Grierson.The town of Jefferson was deeply indirectly involved in the life of Emily Grierson.They watched and debated her every move, being her analyst, they wondering why she did certain things.Her father had much power and was close to a very popular mayor named Colonel Sartoris.The power Emily's father has over Emily can be seen in a portrait of the two that the narrator describes: "Emily a slender woman in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip." (141) He does in fact control her like a horse, never allowing her to date anyone. After Emily's father dies, we find her becoming involved with a gay man named Homer Baron who she probably believes she will eventually marry.