A Rose for Emily - Creative Writing Essays

970 Words Dec 22nd, 2010 4 Pages
This is the point of view of the window in the room where Homer Barron was killed. The window is a witness of Emily´s entire life and it is the one who can describe everything that has happened at the moment Emily puts an end to Homer’s existence.
In my opinion, this piece of writing can enrich the text because the reader gets a glimpse of the conversation Emily and Homer have before she kills him and what Tobe’s position in her game is.

The long room, with its pink walls, was dark and empty, except for all the new furniture that, little by little, Tobe had sneaked in without the neighbours ever quite noticing. And a fine job he had done. The room had never looked half as lovely. I could hear footsteps slowly coming up the stairs and
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Among the many things she revealed to him, she said how she’d poisoned the drink she had given him that night, and how she had convinced him of coming up to the room.
Morning came the following day, as it had invariably done every day before that one, and the light that filtered through the curtains showed me my mistress asleep on top of the dead body. She had arranged his arms around her, so she could always feel his embrace. Reluctantly, she opened her eyes, and kissed his guest on the lips once, twice, and then left the room.
Night after night, she would always return to her lover. Time passed and no one discovered what she had done. My curtains were never again drawn, but I could feel the paint peeling. I could smell the dust covering every surface it could find. I could sense the dreams of a once young lady who had fallen in love die slowly. And yet my mistress never stopped showing up. She died one night, in his arms. I never had the chance to see her, to bid her goodbye, but I am sure that, in the arms of her beloved, she died with a full heart and a smile upon her

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