Emily Grierson is the protagonist in the story " A Rose For Emily" written by William Faulkner. Emily, is an eccentric, unmarried, lonely, and sad person whos pride and loneliness cause her to murder her lover and persue endless love. Her family's position in the town used to be very prestiges. Mainly because of her fathers money. Since Emily's father is dead she has to make do with what little money she has got. While her father was alive he loaned money to the town. So, when he died the Mayor; Colonel Sartoris said that Emily did not have to pay taxes on the property as a repayment of her father's loan. However, years go by, Colonel Sartoris dies, and the new Mayor and Alderman are not happy with this arrangement. Nonetheless, when a Deputy of the Alderman from the Town of Jefferson comes to collect the money they think their owed he treats her with respect, even though she still refuses to pay.
We learn about Emily's character through the narrations of one of the town members who tells the story from a perspective of something similar to a "nosy neighbor" embelishing on every rumor and giving their interperatation on Emily's behavior.
The rumors really start to go around when the town finds out about Emily's love interest Homer. Emily falls in love with