A Rose for Emily

By: Bailey and Bailey

Author: William Faulker

William Cuthbert Faulkner, was born September 25, 1897 and died July 6, 1962. William was an American writer and Nobel Prize winner. He was born in Oxford, Mississippi. William wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He was known more for his novels and short stories. William spent most of his life Lafayette County, Mississippi.


  • After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly say her at all.

  • Alive Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town.

Main Characters

Asked Questions

  • Who tells the reader the story?
  • Is the story uplifting or depressing?