"A Rose for Emily" Storyboard

"A Rose for Emily" Storyboard
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By: Patricia Roussel

Storyboard Text

  • Introduction
  • Miss Emily dies and the townspeople come into her house.
  • "How am I ever to get her taxes now?!"
  • "This house sure does smell horrible!"
  • Inciting Incident
  • Miss Emily and Homer Barron meet and the town thinks they are "courting."
  • "What in heaven's name does Miss Emily think she's doing with that Yankee?"
  • "Don't worry Homer! I'm only 29 and 1/3!" 
  • "Do you know any good gentlemen's clubs around here?" 
  • Rising Action
  • "So sorry to hear about your daddy's passing Miss Emily..."
  • Miss Emily hoards her father's corpse for three days after his passing.
  • "Daddy's not DEAD!!! He's just taking a three-day nap..."
  • Climax
  •   Miss Emily buys rat poison from the town pharmacy but doesn't disclose her intentions for it.  
  • "This is for rats, right???"
  • "Arsenic...just give me the arsenic!!!" 
  • Jefferson Pharmacy 
  • Falling Action
  • Miss Emily becomes a recluse after buying the rat poison. 
  • "Have you seen Miss Emily lately?" 
  • "No, I cannot say I have..." 
  • Conclusion/ Resolution
  • Following Miss Emily's death, the townspeople discover she was living in the house with Homer Barron's corpse for over 40 years. 
  • And that's her grey hair on the bed's other pillow!!!
  • That's Homer Barron's corpse in Miss Emily's bed!!!
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