In "A Rose for Emily," what are the five deaths in the story?

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A primary theme of "A Rose for Emily" is death. Emily doesn't grasp the reality of her father's death. His death sends her into physical, emotional, and financial decline that seems to cut her off from her extended family as much as it cuts her off from her town. The deaths that occur in the story relate to Emily's family position, her relationship to the town, and her personal life.

First in importance was the (1) death of her father who gave Emily both her "backbone" and her imprisonment. If his death had left her money as well as the family name, she might have eventually enjoyed her new place in town life....

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