A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

A rose for Emily

Why was the relationship between Homer and Emily comsidered a "disgrace" and a "bad example to the young people"? What were Homer's intentions?

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It was considered disgraceful that Emily would ride around town unescorted with a man who had no intention of marrying her. She flouted convention, which caused damage to her reputation. Homer's intentions were not honorable.


A Rose for Emily