This short story starts with Emily Grierson's funeral.
Emily's father was incredibly overbearing and protective which led to him turning away any potential suitors for Emily.
Because of this, Emily lived a secluded life with her father being her only genuine relationship.
The death of her father caused Emily to become closed off and mentally unstable
Not too long after that a man named Homer Barron came to town with his innovative machinery and swept Emily off her feet.
The townspeople had negative thoughts would constantly gossip about the couple. They would claim that Homer Barron is below Emily in status and the fact that Homer's ideals are against everything Emily stands for.
Emily was unquestionably devoted to Homer and was ready to marry him. we could not say the same about him which angered Emily immensely.
Emily goes to the store to buy poison and none of the townsfolk know why.
After the buying of the poison, Homer Barron was never seen again and Emily becomes more reclusive than ever.
Only after Emily's death was it discovered that Homer was murdered and his body was kept in Emily's room.