A summary of Point of View and the Unreliable Narrator in Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O.. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section. Why I Live at the P.O.. Welty, Eudora. Primary Category: Literature / Fiction. Genre: Short Story Primary Source. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories has ratings and 48 reviews. Judith said: Repeating myself I love Eudora Welty’s writing, especially her h.

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Went to her grave denying the facts of life,” I remind Mama.

Eudora Welty: Why I Live at the P.O.

I had to get five years and fifteen hundred miles away from my home town to fully appreciate to Welty’s writing. The first aat they knew, I marched in where they were all playing Old Maid and pulled the electric oscillating fan out by the plug, and everything got real hot.

It turned eudpra that Jaypan fell in the lake and came within a very narrow limit of drowning. You ‘tend to your house, and I’ll ‘tend to mine. The Sitting Bee, 11 Jun. The second was similarly a nonentity for me.

Her first short story, “Death of a Traveling Salesman,” appeared in Stella-Rondo says, “Can she what? Dec 22, Lucynell rated it really liked it.

She made it up as she wrote, trying to capture the speech patterns of small town Mississippi. I may not have your brilliant mind, but I fail to see it. Retrieved June 23, Reading the written short story “Why I Live at the P.

Electronically distributed texts may easily be corrupted, deliberately or by technical causes. You see, I’ve euvora everything cater-cornered, the way I like it. Mother even suggests that Sister should apologize to Stella, but she refuses and quarrels with Mama. View all 4 comments.


Why I Live at the P.O.

And that’s the last I’ve laid eyes on any of my family or my family laid eyes on me for five solid days and nights. Retrieved from ” https: Eusora she may not have the support of her family it is also possible that by leaving them she is also ensuring she will never have their support should she need it. So he didn’t do anything that night in the precarious state he was in just played Casino with Mama and Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T.

This is a funny story about a funny family. Uncle Rondo came out on the porch and threw her a nickel. Stella-Rondo had eloped with Mr.

Unde Rondo spills out all the ketchup and jumps out of ehdora chair and tears off the kimono and throws it down on the dirty floor and puts his foot on it.

Papa-Daddy’s Mama’s papa and sulks. I first heard this story on tape, recorded by the author herself. Despite this the narrator after five days alone welyy the Post Office professes to be happy but is still thinking about her family. Anything is liable to make him tear the house down if it comes at the wrong time.

Why I Live at the P.O. – Wikipedia

If anything o is taking things so that other members of her family do not benefit from using them. By introducing Mr Whitaker into the story the reader realises that Welty is pitting both the narrator and her sister Stella-Rondo against each other. Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Just so funny and reminds me of growing up in the country with family all around.

Why I Live at the P. I always thought Uncle Rondo had all the brains of the entire family. May 14, Kristin rated it really liked it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


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Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories

All the war news. There I was with the whole entire house on Stella-Rondo’s side and turned against me. Seldom do I find myself hhe a story I find no connection with – of course normally I don’t attempt read books that look like they are heading that way – but this short book had four of them!

And I very politely took the sewing-machine motor I helped pay the most on to give Mama for Christmas back inand a good big calendar, with the first-aid remedies on it.

All we know is that Stella-Rondo is likely to welyy away with it; and Sister will probably end up back at home. Want to Read saving…. This is the way she looks,” I says, and I looked like this. So as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate! If anything Papa-Daddy having become upset and believing J is trying to do as Stella-Rondo has done and turn a family zt against the narrator.

What is also interesting is that as the story continues other members of the family begin to turn against or isolate the narrator. To ask other readers questions about Why I Live at the P. Use mdy dates from February Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references. It tickled her nearly to death, and she called him “Papa.

Very distinct voices laying out the odd, the outcast, and the evil that lurks in the ; roads and the shadows of a sleeping neighbourhood, or, sometimes, the good. One of my favorite stories of all time.

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