A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

If miss Emily were a male character, say 'Mr Emil' how would the story be different? How would it be different is she were poor?

A Rose for Emily

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A man would simply considered a bachelor rather than a spinster. He would still command power, if he has money, and respectability. Being poor might lose him the power but he could retain a much greater "worth" or respectability a woman like Emily was afforded.