In "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, who attended Miss Emily's funeral, and from their perspective, what would they have said as an epitaph/obituary for Miss Emily in their perpective?
In William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily," the town watches for years for a sign of Miss Emily while she remains closed up in her house with only a servant to tend to her. Finally, she dies and takes them by surprise since the town did not know she was sick.
The whole town comes to her funeral because the people are curious about her life and her house. The men are dressed in old Confederate uniforms and they sit on the porch and lawn talking about Miss Emily as if they remembered spending time with her in her youth. The women are curious about the inside of her house. Miss Emily's two female cousins come as well.
The story does not give detail about the cousins or the specific people of the town who attend the funeral. The most detail is given about the old men in the Confederate uniforms who imagine, in their confusion of time, that they courted her when she was a young woman.
Obituaries by the people who attended her funeral might be like this:
1) Miss Emily's two cousins: "Her family loved her so. She was always a Grierson."
2) The women of the town: "We always wondered what Miss Emily kept in her big house, shut off to the world. And now we know that she kept the love of her life, Homer Baron, forever."
3) The old men in their Confederate uniforms (confused by time): "We loved Miss Emily when she was young. She danced like a ballerina... or was that someone else?"
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