A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

Faulkners' A Rose for Emily

How do economic conditions deteremine the characters' lives?

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In "A Rose for Emily," the Grierson family is seen as belonging to another world than that of the rest of the town. When the smell of death lingers around Miss Emily's house shortly after the disappearance of her sweetheart, the narrator (who is the voice of the town) sees it as "another link between the gross, teeming world and the high and mighty Griersons."