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... Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: A New Ending
In the final section of this story, the author concludes by explaining what happens after Emily’s death. In this essay, an alternative ending to the story is offered.
The funeral, which was to be held on the second day, was postponed due to heavy rains. It was practically impossible for the service to be conducted, and it was therefore agreed that the funeral be held on the third day. That morning, as the people gathered at Emily’s compound to pay their last respects, an elderly man showed up. He claimed to have been engaged to Emily more than thirty years ago, although they never got married. He explained that he has a family of his own and only ca...