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Who is Homer Barron?
Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression and artistic integrity. William Faulkner is one of these writers. He was born on September 25, 1987. Faulkner is the author of twenty books as well as many short stories. One of his short stories “A Rose for Emily” was first published in 1931. In this story, Homer Barron, a Yankee construction worker, moved to Jefferson, Mississippi for work. We can learn more about his character by showing what the author says about Homer, what the characters say about Homer, what the character his self says and does.
The author portrays Homer Barron as a good looking man with a well known voice. “Homer Barron, a Yankee-a big, dark ready man with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face (704). Mr. Barron is also very comical to the citizens of the town; “Whenever you heard a lot of laughing anywhere about the square, Homer Barron would be in the center of the group” (704).
Homer Barron is bisexual you could say, because he parades around town with Emily, but he had remarked once, “He liked men” (706). Homer does not like Emily’s cousins from Alabama that had come to visit because after the streets where finished Homer disappeared and did not return until they left. “Sure enough, after another week they departed. And, as we all expected all along, within three days Homer Barron was back in town (707).”
When the citizens first saw Homer and Emily together they said, “She will marry him“ (706). Then after a while they knew that Homer was not the marrying type because “It was known that he drank with the younger men in the Elk’s Club-that he was not a marrying man” (706). They began to say, “She will persuade him” (706). When they realized Homer was into guys after him saying, “He liked men” they said, “Poor Emily” (706).
After analyzing Homer Barron by showing what the author says...