Miss Emily Grierson, an unmarried resident of Jefferson, Mississippi, is the protagonist, or main character, of William Faulkner's ''A Rose for Emily.'' She sees herself as better than most of the other townspeople, and she is desperately lonely as a result.
Emily Grierson's arrogance is one of the reasons that she lives such an isolated life in a small Mississippi town. When Emily was young, her father would not allow her to have a boyfriend.
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Emily Grierson, referred to as Miss Emily throughout the story, is the main character of 'A Rose for Emily,' written by William Faulkner.
Emily is born to a proud, aristocratic family sometime during the Civil War; Miss Emily used to live with her father and servants, in a big decorated house.
Emily has been so lonely that she simply could not allow Homer Barron to leave her, so she has poisoned him and kept his body in her house for years.
She has been so lonely, in fact, that she has actually lain with Homer's corpse.
When her father died, people realized the toll it had taken on Emily.
They were somewhat relieved to know he was gone, and she too would discover what it was like to be a ? They also knew they could pity her and the woman even came to her house to console her.