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by William Faulkner

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What had Miss Emily intended the room upstairs to be in William Faulkner's story "A Rose for Emily"?

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In William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily", the room upstairs her old, decayed mansion is one of the enigmas that the townsfolk, as a combined narrator, confess to want to discover. 

Already we knew that there was one room in that region above stairs which no one had seen in forty years, and which would have to be forced. They waited until Miss Emily was decently in the ground before they opened it.

The room had not been seen in forty years. We know that many things had been mentioned by the townsfolk narrator which confirm that there have been strange dynamics going on in the Grierson house.

First, we learn that, years before, the very strange and reclusive Miss Emily had begun a relationship with a Northerner. This was shocking to everyone, but they had the best interest of such a strange person in mind. After sometime, the courtship seems to change for something more serious. 

We learned that Miss Emily had been to the jeweler's and ordered a man's toilet set in silver, with...

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