After finishing A Rose for Emily, please answer the following questions:

  • What did you think about the ending? What was your instant reaction upon learning what had happened?
  • Give an example or two of foreshadowing in this story. Remember, foreshadowing is when an author gives a hint at something that will come later. If you were to read the story again, what passages would you recognize as a hint at what is to come?
  • Discuss how this story addresses Faulkner’s idea about the south unable to move on after the end of the Civil War. You can tie the ideas to what is happening currently, if you wish.