A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

What is the condition of the upstairs room

What is the condition of the upstairs room in the greirson house and the Iron gray hair on the pillow indicate?

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The room was coated in dust, and "decked and furnished as for a bridal," including a man's toiletries and "carefuly folded" suit. And there on the bed was the rotting body of Homer Barron in a nightshirt. On the pillow next to him, also coated in dust, was the indentation of a head, and a single strand of "iron-gray hair," which the reader can assume belonged to Miss Emily.

In addition, the narrator reports that "a thin, acrid pall as of the tomb seemed to lie everywhere upon this room..." The diction choice of "tomb" hints to the reader what he or she is soon to discover: this room is, in fact, a tomb for Homer Barron.