Throughout "A Rose for Emily,' there is a strong focus on point of view. Faulkner creates a confusing complex point of view through his use of an unspecified mystery narrator. It is a third-person short story, but there is not a set-in-stone person creating this story. The narrator is believed to be a representation of the entire community gossip.

While "A Rose for Emily' has this mystery writer, the story also does not go along in typical chronological order. Faulkner starts off the story by stating, "Miss Emily Grierson died,' contrasting the fact that Emily is the main character. He leaps from Miss Emily's young age when her dad dies all the way to her very won dying day when "she (has) grown fat and her hair (is) turning gray.' One final way in which this short story has a complex point of view is through his use of proper names, nouns, and pronouns. Due to this, the reader is unaware of exactly what the narrator has seen. Bibliography myself.