Still, her beloved Homer Barron led an active social life and he does not want to marry her.
Perhaps, social pressure was one of the reasons why she had to kill Homer Barron. People expect her either to hide or to run away, but she saves her dignity, at least in the way she looks.
The Sartoris family is well-respected, but the anti-social life led by Emily makes her an outcast in her community.
After the disappearance of the Barron Homer, she is almost never visible in public. In the little town like Jefferson people have to have an active social life in order to show that they are parts of that community.
Even though she is an outcast, she is influenced by the culture and traditions typical for her society.
Emily is not happy because she remains to live and think in terms of her past, and she cannot follow the rapid pace of changes in the community of Jefferson.Women wanted to go to the funerals “just to get inside the house”.The importance of public opinion and judgment was fostered by Jefferson citizens (Breem 3).It is visible from the story that it happens in times where racial discrimination was treated as a norm. Emily had an African American servant, who served for her until her death.His life was predetermined to be connected with Sartoris kin.When Emily proposed Homer Barron for marriage, Homer refuses to marry Emily, as he did not wanted to overtaken by time and become dull as Emily would have wished. At first she cannot accept the death of her father. When she was released, she was under the burdens of relationships and love. Thus, Emily poisons Homer Barron and killed him and kept him forever with her. After that she creates tension in the community by refusing to pay the taxes. (Charters 170) The halted passage of time causes her not to even recognize Colonel? Emily also ends up killing; her only love Homer Barron due to her stubbornness. When she knew Homer would leave her, she killed him and kept him forever. "A Rose for Emily." Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. The country created by Faulkner, called Yoknapatawpha, is situated in Mississippi.The actions in the story take place in Mississippi, and it is a little and very well-developed society which reflects the life in the United States as it is.Marriage is treated as one of the most important social values.Emily, who is getting older, is sympathized as she is alone.