Study Guide

A Rose for Emily Characters

By William Faulkner

Miss Emily Grierson

Miss Emily is an old-school Southern belle trapped by a society bent on forcing her to stay in...

Tobe

Miss Emily is a tragic figure...but there's no one in "A Rose For Emily" that takes the gold...

Homer Barron

Here's what we know for sure about Homer Barron: #1. Miss Emily kills him with rat poison....

Miss Emily's Father

We're going to let Faulkner himself take the mic on the character of Emily's father:In this case...

Colonel Sartoris

The Colonel is the guy who initially dreamed up the scheme to relieve Emily of her tax...

Judge Stevens

Judge Stevens gets one of the best lines in the story:"Dammit, sir, will you accuse a lady to her...

Old Lady Wyatt

Old lady Wyatt is Emily's great-aunt (on her father's side, we believe). Before her death,...

The Cousins

The town thinks Miss Emily's "two female cousins are even more Grierson than Miss Emily had ever...