A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

Why does she order the monogrammed toilet set for Homer?


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This gets my vote for the creepiest story I read in grade 10. Back to the toilet set. Just when it seems that Emily is going to die a spinster, she meets Homer Barron. He is a construction worker hired to build sidewalks. After a few Sunday carriage rides people are talking marriage even though the town feels Homer is "beneath her" in status. Talk of Marriage fades as Homer is not seen for a long time. When Emily's two cousins from Alabama arrive Emily orders the toilet set. This is largely to keep the pretence of impending marriage alive. II won't ruin the ending for you in case you don't know yet. Suffice to say, Emily is one creepy old lady!winaq mentsity