Emily's father just died, when the townspeople sent their condolences. Emily refused to bury him, since Emily and his father had a very close relationship. Emily's father was so strict that he drove away Emily's suitors because he believed that they weren't deserving for his daughter.
Emily felt very lonely, and that townspeople felt pity for her. Emily was on the verge of insanity and choose to lock herself inside her home. She refused to socialize since she was dependent of his father.
Alone at age 30, Emily met a guy named Homer Barron and they were seen out in public every Sundays, this surprised everyone in their town.
But Homer was not cut out to marry, he left Emily and this devasted her.
Emily then goes to drug dealer and buys rat poison. The people thought the she was going to commit suicide
At age 74 Emily died because she fell ill for a couple of years. The people were both sad and relieved. On that event Homer's body was seen after 40 years rotting upstairs