Unwilling to change is the theme of “A Rose for Emily.” A Rose for Emily is how the main character, Emily, relates with the society. it is also a story about a woman who had been in the shedow of the overbearing nature of her father and society for a very long time.
The story tells of the death of Emily’s father and how she remeined the way she was even before his death. However, there were several events in her life that made their relationship harder. She was mentealy abuse by society and all of all the other people in her town. She met man named homer and she fell in love with him but he didin wanted to be want her. After she soon knew her mind started to turn in the the character we know her as.
Homer dissapear into to the abyss and that was last time the town saw him. After his dissapaerion emily so died too. Soon there was an furnal and many rumors started to speced like wildfire. Some of the townspeople broke into her house to see how she was living. The townsfolk saw Homer’s skeletal remains and beside him a pillow with an indentation of Emily’s head.
The story portrays Emily as a victim. She had fallen victim to society: first, she had fallen victim to her father and society. Perhaps she had killed Homer to to make society feel more aceceted that she marreied a poor man. Despite his murder, she still loved him and defied the town regarding an awful smell that emanated from her house. She had also been resistant to change by not accepting the death of her father and not accepting Homer’s death.