Miss Emily's Father has passed away and she is really upset because he was her main way of socializing with people. Also she denied that he was dead for a whole three days before she broke down and gave up trying to hide it.
Miss Emily starts to go crazy because she has lost her farther which was her main way of socializing because he protected her fro everything and didn't let her do anything. So she had no family around and no friends so she pretty much abandoned her life and stayed in her home.
Homer Barron a Northerner has showed up because he has been paid to do some construction work to make sidewalks. He eventually meets Miss Emily and they start dating but he doesn't want to marry he because he like the company of men.
Homer Barron leaves town and when he's gone Miss Emily goes to a drug dealer and gets rat poison and plans to kill Homer when he gets back into town. She did end up killing him and hiding th body which made a very bad smell.
Miss Emily has died at the age of seventy-four because she has been sick for a couple of years now. The town feels bad for her but they are also happy because the wont have to deal with some of her problems now.
Homer Barron's body has finally been found in Miss Emily's house. It is in a room that she has boarded up for 40 years.