A Rose For Emily, Opposites Attract
William Faulkners “A Rose for Emily” is a story that depicts the life of a girl named Emily Grieson. The story begins at her funeral, and then goes on to a flashback of her life from the towns view. The two main characters from this story, Emily Grieson and Homer Barron, come from very different backgrounds and differences in their personality are found throughout the story.
Putting two people from feuding areas can always cause talk. Emily is from the south, and was brought up as a lady of high standings. She comes from a small southern town with lots of gossip. Homer on the other hand is from the north, which refers to the fact that he is from the city. Homer has come to the south to work on the destruction caused from the north. For the two of them to be together is poorly looked upon because Homer is “a day laborer”(75). The townspeople feel Emily has an obligation to her name.
When it comes to their public behavior they are very contrasting. When Homer comes to town he quickly becomes well known. He is
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