What did Judge Stevens say probably caused the awful smell?
What did Judge Stevens say probably caused it? The neighbors complained about a foul odor coming from the house. Judge Stevens thinks that Miss Emily’s servant probably killed a snake or a rat. They went to her house and sprinkled lime all over.
What are Emily’s neighbors complaining about?
A short time after her “sweetheart” departs, the neighbors of Emily Grierson complain of a putrid smell. After Homer Barron is no longer seen, Miss Emily again becomes reclusive and only the “Negro man” is seen as he enters and departs the Grierson home. After a week or two, the smell is no longer detected.
What does the judge tell the townspeople what he thinks is causing the smell at Miss Emily’s house?
The townspeople just want the smell to go away. It is the mayor, Judge Stevens, who tries to offer a possible explanation for the stench: Miss Emily’s Negro servant probably killed a rat or a snake and that is what is causing the smell.
What is the problem with Miss Emily’s house according to her neighbors?
Emily’s house also represents alienation, mental illness, and death. It is a shrine to the living past, and the sealed upstairs bedroom is her macabre trophy room where she preserves the man she would not allow to leave her.
What do the townspeople do about the smell?
The smell is solved by time… though the townspeople likely think they solved the problem by spreading lime around the grounds. The smell is first mentioned at the beginning of part two: So SHE vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the smell.
What item was found on the pillow next to the person in bed in the unopened room?
This corpse belonged to Homer Barron, a character who died almost forty years before the day his body was found. The corpse was found lying in a bed with a deep impression beside him on the pillow, where it is implied that Emily would lay beside him.
Why won’t the town confront Miss Emily about the smell around her house?
Why doesn’t Judge Stevens want to confront Miss Emily about “the smell”? He doesn’t want to accuse a lady of smelling bad. What were the minister and the doctor trying to convince Miss Emily of doing after her father’s death? To convince her to allow them to dispose of the body.