A Rose for Emily


William Faulkner

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The Baptist minister and his wife Character Analysis

Scandalized by the relationship between Miss Emily and Homer, some ladies in town coerce the Baptist minister into speaking with Miss Emily. He does so; and the day after their meeting the minister’s wife writes to Miss Emily’s two female cousins in Alabama, presumably advising them to come live with Miss Emily and oversee her conduct.
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The Baptist minister and his wife Character Timeline in A Rose for Emily

The timeline below shows where the character The Baptist minister and his wife appears in A Rose for Emily. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 4
The Post Civil-War South Theme Icon
Tradition vs. Progress Theme Icon
Patriarchal Authority and Control Theme Icon
Gossip, Social Conventions, and Judgment Theme Icon
...a disgrace to the town and a bad example to the young people.” They coerced the Baptist minister into calling on Miss Emily, but he never revealed what happened during their meeting. The... (full context)