Whether we as teachers still believe in right and wrong interpretations-and many of us still do, though some in our rank have been driven into the closet-it generally makes good heuristic sense to repress such inclinations in the classroom to allow students the opportunity to devise, and amend, their own sense of a text. Cornell UP, John Skinner states that Faulkner should be taken literally, appreciate his formal subtlety in his works. What subject do you teach? Although the narrator supposes a sexual liaison between Homer and Emily-"'What else could.
To those teachers who are not sure if this matters or can even be done, I would like to pose a question:
Even though Miss Emily's house started to smell like rotting flesh after Homer Barron seemingly skipped town, the community didn't try very hard to figure out if there had been any foul play. Mental illness ran in her family- her great-aunt "had gone completely. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will. It starts with the announcement of Emily's death, an event that has the entire town talking.
What any given class might want or need to ask about a work sort of, as experienced teachers know, depends.