A Rose for Emily

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"A Rose for Emily" is a short story that uses flashbacks to further immerse the reader into the tragedy that is Miss Emily's life. This story addresses many dark themes such as isolation, mystery, curiosity, and loneliness. Through such flashbacks, a reader can infer the cause as to how Emily's life gradually wilted. As a young woman, Emily's father held her upon such a high pedestal that no man could be acceptable for her time and grace. Because of such isolationism, Emily grew old without experiencing the happiness that would've changed her life and steered her from the foreseen tragic fate. Emily's happiness soured and decayed as she lost her father and could not cope with his passing. Eventually things began to look up due to her new found happiness with Homer Barron. But with the discovery that Homer was gay, Emily's pass caused her to take a drastic risk to ensure that the only other man she loved in her life wouldn't leave her. As Miss Emily dies all of the secrets she had kept cooped in the house were set free. In the end this story showed that Miss Emily couldn't cope with the many tragic events that took place throughout her life and that she would do anything not to be alone.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Present Day
  • Rising Action
  • In the Past
  • Why does this have to happen to me! Never want to leave this house again.
  • Conflict
  • In the Past
  • Homer I'm so happy with you and i love you more than anything.
  • Hello beautiful, I love you and I'm so happy I've met you!
  • Miss Emily ,an elderly woman, has just died and the people of the town she lived in are going to see the inside of her house after many years.
  • Conflict pt. 2
  • In the Past
  • I heard that he went to Emily's house one night and was never seen again.
  • Miss Emily's father dies and she begins to isolate herself from the town.
  • Climax
  • Present Day
  • OH MY GOSH! Is that Homer Barron's body.
  • After her father's death she meets a boy named Homer Barron whom she was supposed to marry.
  • Falling Action
  • Present Day
  • Look over there.
  • There's one of Miss Emily's hair strands on Homer!
  • One day Homer goes missing and because of this Miss Emily never leaves her house again.
  • Hey, I haven't seen Homer in the longest time. I wonder what happened to him?
  • Whilst in Miss Emily's house the townspeople discover a locked room on the top floor and in it they find the decaying body of Homer Barron.
  • On the body of Homer Barron the townspeople find one of Miss Emily's hairs and on the pillow next to the body they find an impression of Miss Emily's head.
  • What?
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