A Rose for Emily

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The reason I picked this story was because I felt a connection with the theme . One of the themes in the story is that some people will do whatever it takes to keep the past they're present . Some people become bitter because they can't let go of the past . Emily was still distraught over the loss of her father so when she thought she was going to lose Homer she killed him . That's why she laid with him in the bed every night to reminisce and make it seem like he was still alive . I have done this with my parents where I couldn't let go of the past . I used to cause arguments between my step parents and parents so that my parents could be together . I was desperate because I wanted to keep living in the past and didn't want to accept change . I got over it and didn't kill anyone unlike Emily.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • I wonder what was going on in that house for ten years
  • Conflict
  • Well I want love, we don't all get what we want
  • What's that smell...
  • Ms. I just want you to pay your taxes.
  • Rising Action
  • Why do you want this ?
  • I want it .
  • Everyone in the town attended Ms. Emilys funeral at her home. Her death arose curiosity because no one had been in that house for 10 years.
  • Climax
  • Ms. Emily was conflicted with many problems. Some with herself and some with man .Many people didn't like that her house smelled, didn't pay taxes, she thought she was better than everyone else and she was dating a northerner. When her father died she had a fear of change and being alone .
  • Falling Action
  • One day Ms. Emily went to the store and requested to buy arsenic . The lady asked her why she wanted it and she refused to reveal her reasoning . Curiosity arose because arsenic was rat poisoning . Everyone in the town thought that she was going to kill herself .
  • Resolution
  • OMG ! Is that what I think it is ?
  • One day Homer disappeared and left . He came back, went in the house and was never seen again . Ever since then, no one went in the house or came out but the negro servant .
  • After a few years, Ms. Emily ended up dying . She died in a downstairs room . No one knew what went on in that house but the negro man and he never spoke to anyone .
  • Once everyone came to the house for her funeral, they went to the room where she had died . They discovered something quite disturbing . There they found laying in the bed a dead Homer Barron . His corpse was decaying and becoming one with the sheets. When they looked closer, they saw an indentation in the pillow and a grey hair . They put two and two together and realized that she died laying the bed with him .
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