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Professor Bill Yarrow of Joliet Junior College explains the main characters in William Faulkner's short story A Rose for Emily.
|Emily Grierson||Miss Emily Grierson, often the subject of speculation and rumors in Jefferson, dies a spinster at age 74. Read More|
|Homer Barron||Homer Barron is a Yankee day laborer who comes to Jefferson to oversee the construction of sidewalks. Read More|
|Baptist minister||The Baptist minister speaks to Miss Emily regarding her conduct with Homer Barron.|
|Baptist minister's wife||The Baptist minister's wife calls Miss Emily's cousins in Alabama to report Miss Emily's conduct.|
|Board of Aldermen||The Board of Aldermen essentially run the city of Jefferson. The narrator presents them as one character with a hive mentality.|
|Cousins||Miss Emily's two unnamed female cousins come from Alabama to speak with Miss Emily about her relationship with Homer Barron.|
|Druggist||The druggist is intimidated into selling arsenic to Miss Emily.|
|Mr. Grierson||Mr. Grierson, Miss Emily's father, prevents Miss Emily from being courted during her youth.|
|Narrator||The unidentified narrator speaks in the collective voice of the townspeople.|
|Colonel Sartoris||Colonel Sartoris is the former mayor of Jefferson who assured Miss Emily she wouldn't have to pay taxes after her father's death.|
|Judge Stevens||Judge Stevens is the mayor of Jefferson after Colonel Sartoris.|
|Tobe||Tobe is Miss Emily's longtime gardener/cook.|
|Townspeople||The townspeople of Jefferson, Mississippi, function as a group, playing a role much like the chorus in ancient Greek theater. The narrator is their spokesperson.|
|Old Lady Wyatt||Old Lady Wyatt, Emily's great-aunt, is remembered in Jefferson for "going crazy."|