Homer In A Rose For Emily

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Seeing everything through a rose colored glasses is peachy until you take them off; however, it’s a harsh reality once you learn the truth about someone you dearly cared about. Homer, a character from the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, taught Emily; also a character from this short story a valuable lesson about love. By showing/being scandalous, independent, and nontraditional.
Homer; a young handsome bachelor, caught Emily eye. Despite his class, she fell head over heels for him. Townsfolk became worried “poor Emily. Her kinsfolk should come” (304). while others began to gossip on her lifestyle “Do you suppose it’s really so” (304). With all the rumors and gossip were flying in the air. Emily feelings grew stronger for
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Barron characteristics yells independent! He’s; boisterous, burdensome, and confident. Homer inspired the townsfolk and that’s what made him more charming to Emily. “Homer was the center of the group” (304) He was a leader. After showing off, the young bachelor finally got what he wanted. “we began to see him and Miss Emily on Sunday afternoons driving together” (304).

Being the bachelor that he is/was. Took a toll on Emily’s heart, making her take extreme measures into her own hands. “I want some poison” (304). She finally realized homer would never comply to her needs due to the fact that he didn’t live the southern life style; his views were nontraditional unlike like Emily’s. so she took control “Emily ordered a man’s toilet set in silver, with the initials H.B” (305). which made townsfolk talk “they are married” (305).
Rose colored glasses can blind us to see what we want to see or believe instead of seeing the true color of beings, and much more. But the truth can bring eternal damage. Homer taught Emily the lesson her dad tried to protect her from “love.” By showing her his traits: scandalous, independent, and nontraditional.

William Faulkner’s. “A Rose for Emily “Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama 7th edition, edited by X.J Kennedy and Dana Gioia. Logman in New York in