A Rose for Emily Characters

  • Miss Emily Grierson, a reclusive Southern belle harboring a gruesome secret.
  • Emily's father, a proud, aristocratic man who chases away his daughter's suitors because they aren't good enough for her.
  • Homer Barron, a foreman who has a brief relationship with Emily before mysteriously disappearing.
  • Colonel Sartoris, who exempts Emily from paying taxes.


(Short Stories for Students)

Homer Barron
Homer Barron is the Yankee construction foreman who becomes Emily Grierson’s first real beau. His...

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