In the story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, it takes place in a southern town in the 1900’s. Emily, the daughter of the towns’ mayor, goes through ups and downs that affect her life. Excluding herself from the town and plotting a crime. From the outcome of what Emily has done she is not worthy of sympathy. Before she even commits the crime she is showed sympathy from the town because of her family death.
Emily’s father is the mayor, who loans the city a large sum of money. Emily lived off her father’s reputation. The city gives her special treatment. Emily father then dies; her life takes a turn for the worst. She keeps her fathers body in the house for several days before allowing him to get buried. After the death of her father, Emily starts to disappear; not being seen for months. The only way that the city knows that she is still alive is the Negro gentleman that works for her.
The town comes up with an agreement that Emily does not have to pay taxes as a repayment for the loan from her father. Emily becomes reclusive, she stops giving china-painting lessons. Right when all fails she meets Homer Barron. He is a part of the working class, which Emily’s father would not approve of. Homer was working on the paving of the sidewalks, which the mayor helps to pay for. All is well; this is a man that Emily sees herself marrying. Homer is a man that the town adores. Where ever he is there is laughter and good conversation. He is the ideal man for Emily.
One day Emily goes to the drug store and purchases arsenic. The druggist allows Emily to purchase the product without stating why she needs to but arsenic, which is against the store policy. Emily finds out the Homer is not the marrying type because he is gay. He prefers the company of men over women. Emily uses the arsenic to poison Homer. No one knew because they people would see Emily in the stores buy wedding related apparel, thinking they got married and is spending all their time...