Collected Stories of William Faulkner - The Village stories Summary & Analysis

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The Village stories Summary

In "A Rose for Emily" Miss Emily Grierson, a legend in Jefferson dies and the entire town attends her funeral. Emily has been an obligation to the town since her father died. At his death, Emily's father leaves to Emily only the house. At this point townspeople begin to feel sorry for Emily. She denies for several days that her father is dead. Emily is sick for a long time after her father's death. When she reappears, she is seen courting a northern man by the name of Homer Barron. People around town pity the woman even more now that she has stooped to the low level of dating a northerner. Emily shocks the local druggist one day by asking for arsenic.

When Emily dies at the age of seventy-four, she is still single and her hair has turned...

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