In a way it was, she could begin to date and date men of her choice and liking. Her father couldn't chase them off any more. Now since the passing of her father unfortunately, for Emily she became home bound. She didn't socialize much. Faulkner describes Emily and her family as a high social class. Emily did carry herself with dignity and people gave her that respect based on fear of what Emily could do to them. Emily was a strong willed person especially when she went into the drug store for the arsenic. She said "I want arsenicaE (1351). All along, the druggist wanted to know what she wanted it for and she answered back "I want the best you have. I don't care what kindaE (1351). Needless to say, the druggist never got an answer. The druggist gave Emily poison out of fear and respect.
Yes, Emily didn't socialize much but she did have a gentleman friend, Homer Barron. Homer was a Foreman for a road construction company, Faulkner writes "A foreman named Homer Barron, a Yankee a big, dark, ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his faceaE (1350). Emily's father probably would not be pleased with this affair with Homer, consideri