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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Each individual reader is going to interpret the story differently. How she felt as if the world was against her.

Why I Live at the P.O.

Welty, Eudora Primary Category: As a result, Stella convinces Uncle Rondo that Sister suggested that he looks like a fool in her pink kimono. Jul 28, Cherie Beauton rated it really liked it. As to why the narrator or Stella-Rondo might want to escape from the life they are living is never fully explained though it is interesting that Stella-Rondo does call her child Shirley T.

Return to Book Page. I told her she was going to cross her eyes like that some day and they’d stick. It turned out that Jaypan fell in the lake and came within a very narrow limit of drowning. I says, “Why, Mama, Stella-Rondo had her just as sure as anything in this world, and just too stuck up to admit it. It is also interesting that when Papa-Daddy makes his way from the table to the garden so that he can lie on the hammock he ignores the narrator, passing right by her.

Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Use mdy dates from February Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references. After all the money we spent on you at the Normal. Eudora Welty fokus in haar verhale op die Amerikaanse Suide en beeld die karakters, gemeenskap en kultuur ontroerend en meevoerend uit, onder meer deur d Eudora Welty’s focus on the American South and its society, characters, culture and language reminds me of – amongst others – Damon Runyon Prohibition East Coast and Saki Edwardian England.


The first thing they knew, I marched in where they were ewlty playing Old Maid and pulled the electric oscillating fan out by the plug, and everything got real hot. Anyone who ever tried to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this st Welty’s “Why I Live at the P. Then I said, “Besides, you know as well as I do welfy that child is not adopted. Mama said she like to made her drop dead for a second.

Just because he was the only man ever dropped down in China Grove and zt got him unfairly is he going to sit down and write wny a lengthy correspondence after you thf home giving no rhyme nor reason whatsoever for your separation and no explanation for the presence of that child? It was published in her collection of stories named A Curtain of Green The speculation that the Kress tweezers and the Fourth of July were chosen as symbols is exactly the sort of analysis Welty liked to make fun of.

Probably I am too far removed from the time and the place, and I willingly admit that I know little about the politics and race relations of the time in order to appreciate this.

After all, I knew him first. I says, “What in the wide world’s the matter, Stella-Rondo? No sooner does she move in then Stella-Rondo is back to her old tricks as the family favorite.

Welty’s “Why I Live at the P. Despite this the narrator after five days alone in the Post Office professes to be happy but is still thinking about her family. You ‘tend to your house, and I’ll ‘tend to mine. Papa-Daddy’s Mama’s papa and sulks. I’ve taken to listening to why i live at the p. I love Eudora Welty’s writing, especially her humor. If I have anything at all I have pride. Eudora Welty fokus in haar verhale op die Amerikaanse Suide en beeld die karakters, gemeenskap en kultuur ontroerend en meevoerend uit, onder meer deur die spesifieke vorm van Engels wat daar gepraat word.


A while later the sisters have liev argument concerning Shirley-T. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Why I Live at the P.O.

I first heard this story on tape, recorded by the author herself. To either view the narrator as reliable or not.

Somebody had to do it. Those Southern writers really liked stories, and the telling of stories. Then she turns on me. Not even the grace to get up off the bed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Sep 29, Brenda rated it liked it. PaperbackPenguin 60s90 pages. Oct 27, Heidi rated it liked it. Her reputation rests largely on her skill and delicacy in portraying a wide range of characters, rich and poor, black and white.

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

The book immediately established Welty as one of American literature’s leading lights and featured the legendary and oft-anthologized stories “Why I Live at the P. Whitaker probably thought was gorgeous. And I said to Stella-Rondo, “I think I would do well not to criticize so freely if I were you and came home with a two-year-old child I had never said a word about, and no explanation whatever about my separation.

She flew to her room and slammed the door. I’m going to the P. I want the world to know I’m happy. And the Big Black River, with a hat left beside it. So I just decided I’d eufora straight down to the P.