What are the activities of Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"?

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If by activities, you mean, actions in the plot, we can start with some of the things that made Miss Emily Grierson so unique.  She was stubborn to the point of ignoring anything she disagreed with--she refused to pay or acknowledge that she owed taxes.  She refused to tell the druggist why she wanted arsenic even though by law she was required to do so.  She even refused to admit that her father was dead, keeping his dead body in the parlor for at least three days.

By the end of the story, we learn that she had indeed killed Homer Barron years earlier and kept his dead body in a bed where she had at least once and very recently lain down beside his body.

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