A rose for Emily

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • So sick of bringing this lady her groceries.
  • Rising Action
  • What is this smell?
  • The most important character is Emily Grier. Emily is a mysterious figure who changes from a vibrant hopeful young girl to a bright and secretive old woman who lives in her house in a decaying Mississippi town in the post civil war south. Emily doesn't leave her house because her father Mr.Grierson died and she is not good with change.
  • Climax
  • No one in the town has seen Emily Grierson for years now. All they see is a dark skinned man walking in her house with bags. They are all curious. Everybody felt sorry for Emily when her father died. He left her with the house, but no money. When he died, Emily refused to admit it for three whole days. The town didn't think she was "crazy then," but assumed that she just didn't want to let go of her dad,
  • Falling Action
  • Thirty years before, the tax collecting townspeople had a strange encounter with Miss Emily about a bad smell at her place. This was about two years after her father died, and a short time after her lover disappeared from her life. Another character that was introduced was the mayor Jefferson, Judge Stevens.
  • Resolution
  • The stink got stronger and complaints were made, but the authorities didn't want to confront Emily about the problem. So, they sprinkled lime around the house and the smell was eventually gone. It's very surprising that they didn't ask Emily what was the smell, or if they could get rid of it, they just got rid of it themselves.
  • Her hair turns gray, she gains weight, and she eventually dies in a downstairs bedroom that hasn't seen light in many years. After the funeral, and after Emily is buried, the townspeople go upstairs to break into the room that they know has been closed for forty years.
  • Homer Barron was a large man with a dark completion, a booming voice and light eyes. He develops an interest in Emily and takes her for Sunday drives. He diss appears one day in Emily's house and guess where they find the corpse of Homer Barron, rotting in the bed. On the dust of the pillow next to Homer they find an indentation of a head, and there, in the indentation, a long, gray hair. This shows Emily has resistance to change.
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