A Rose for Emily characters

Emily Grierson

The main character of the story. We can find out that her father was very strict, and he controlled almost every part of her life. He did it until he died when she was 30 years old. In total isolation until his death, when she is 30 years old. Her struggle with loss and attachment is the impetus...

Homer Barron

This hero is Emily's romantic interest. He is rough-talking and charismatic Northerner. Nevertheless, people in the town were suspicious about his sexual orientation. It seemed very obvious to them that if Emily is thirty years old and she is not very pretty, only a gay would like to be with...

Judge Stevens

This hero is portrayed as a huge traditionalist. He believes in the preservation of women’s dignity. It was even said that he believes in that even more than in bringing homicidal criminals to justice. Once, instead of issuing a warrant to find the place (source) of smell, he spread lime in...

Mr. Grierson

Emily's father was the patriarchal head of the Grierson family, who was well respected in the town. Everyone understood what a bad man he was, but little Emily was surrounded by the selfish society that didn’t help her. His control over Emily's personal life prohibited her from...

Tobe

This character is tragic. Of course, the whole text is monotonous, but this figure earns the gold medal for all the tragedies he had. In this text, he was Emily's cook and gardener at the same time. It is even obvious that he was black. But as you know the city was in the South, that’s...

Colonel Sartoris

He was the former mayor who dreamed up a scheme to relieve Emily of her tax obligations after her father’s death, and of course it was the proper thing to do. We can start thinking that he was kind and honest. But also, he was deeply racist, and that’s why we can’t like him...

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