"A Rose for Emily", is a terrifically layered story, a product of its time, and an enriching read for a variety of audiences. In true Faulkner style, there is complexity in the dynamic themes and symbols he reveals. The story connects with the criticisms and social injustices of the deep south from the 1930s period. It is a valuable resource for any American Studies/Literature course. The product includes a vocabulary focus, comprehension questions and essential questions.