A Rose for Emily Questions and Answers
by William Faulkner

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In the short story "A Rose for Emily", who is Homer Barron? When does he disappear?

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In William Faulkner's Southern Gothic short story "A Rose for Emily", the character of Homer Barron is a Yankee who came with a construction crew to the town where Emily lived to work on a major reconstruction project.

Faulkner's description of Barron is not sympathetic. Some scholars argue whether Barron is meant to represent Northerners as they are seen through the eyes of Southerners, who are barely coming back (at the historical setting of the story) from the Civil War. Nevertheless, the image that the reader gets is quite negative.

a foreman named Homer Barron, a Yankee-a big, dark,...

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