A living representation of stock photographs of the era; however, in those photographs, the virginal-looking young woman in the background was usually a new bride, and the authoritarian man was usually a grim husband.
Betrayed; in the sense of a husband deceived by an unfaithful wife.
Part Three: Comprehension Questions
Directions: Answer each question in complete sentences.
1). What metaphor is used to describe Miss Emily in the first paragraph? Explain.
2). Whose portrait sits on an easel by Miss Emily’s fireplace, and what material was used to make it?
3). How is the house personified in the second paragraph?
4). What had Colonel Sartoris done for Miss Emily in 1894?
5). What did the next generation of town leaders do on the first of the year?
6). How does Faulkner describe Miss Emily in the sixth paragraph?
7). How long had Miss Emily’s father been dead? What does Miss Emily inherit from her father?
8). Why are the neighbors complaining? What does Judge Stevens say probably has caused it?
9). What did Miss Emily tell her visitors the day after her father’s death?
10). Why did the townspeople not think she was crazy for this?
Section III 11). Who began to date Miss Emily in Part III? Why was he is town?
12). What did the townspeople think of Miss Emily and her new boyfriend?
13). What did Miss Emily purchase from the druggist?
14). Does Miss Emily tell the druggist why she needs this purchase?
Section IV 15). Who do some of the ladies go to see about Miss Emily’s situation? Why?
16). What does Miss Emily do that makes the townspeople think she and her boyfriend have wed?
17). Why do the townspeople believe her boyfriend/husband left?
18). Who returns to hold Miss Emily’s funeral?
19). There is a room upstairs that no one has seen for forty years. After Miss Emily’s funeral, the door is broken down. What do the people find there? What is noticed about the second pillow on the bed in the last paragraph?
20). What happened to Homer Baron?
Part Four: Key Events/Summarizing
Directions: Identify the key events in each section of the short story, “A Rose for Emily”.
Directions: Give detailed examples of each theme from the short story, “A Rose for Emily”
*Don’t just tell that Homer, Emily, and her dad died, explain the significant events surrounding the deaths.