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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While she was married she got this peculiar idea that it’s cooler with the windows shut and locked. Welty’s “Why I Live at the P. It looks like we’d all be glad! The second was similarly a nonentity for me.

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

However, her stories are often much more serious than theirs, but as perceptive in the portrayal of people in a particular physical and social landscape.

And he said on the other hand he thought Stella-Rondo had a brilliant mind and deserved credit for getting out of town. Next I snatched the pillow I’d done the needlepoint on right off the davenport from behind Papa-Daddy.

I may not have your brilliant mind, but I fail to see it. Second sentimental reason is that when I had kids, my welt wanted to be called something besides “Grandpa,” and I remembered one of the characters in this story is “Papa-daddy,” which I always found terribly funny.

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I’ve taken to listening to why i live at the p. This little collection of 4 short stories llive a quirky assemblage of Southern US characters. Soon after her first novel was published, she stopped writing to care full-time for her family for fifteen years: And I’ll tell you it didn’t take me any longer than a minute to make up my mind what to do.

My favorite story ever! Everyone except Sister accepts as gospel truth that the child eueora “adopted. Radio, sewing machine, book ends, ironing board and that great big piano lamp peace, that’s what I like.

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Commentary There are two dynamics in this hilarious story. Anywho, it is a comedy, a domestic drama, a glimpse of the South Jun 28, Judith rated it it was amazing.

Jan 22, Dianne rated it it was amazing. O is absolutely hilarious.

Why, I think you look all right. Please help improve this article by adding citations eudoa reliable sources. This story has sentimental value for me.

Retrieved June 23, Her reputation rests largely on her skill and delicacy in portraying a wide range of characters, rich and poor, black and white.

I says, “Well, Stella-Rondo had better thank her lucky stars it was her instead of me came welry in with that very peculiar-looking child. Bates The Triple Echo []? Cite Post McManus, Dermot. I went out front and started digging up some four-o’clocks to plant around the P. Stella-Rondo also manages to turn Uncle Rondo against the narrator by suggesting that the narrator had said he looked foolish while wearing the kimono in the garden.


Jul 20, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 17, Brooke rated it really liked it. I am listening to an audio book and Eudora Welty is the reader!!! Whitaker, but I haven’t heard them. Nov 20, Kelly Paprocki rated it it was amazing.

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

Not one bad one in the string. Mama said she like to made her drop dead for a second. Later that day, Stella lies to Papa-Daddy about Sister suggesting that he should shave his beard, to which he is very devoted. The story is classified as an example of Southern realism. It’s my first Eudora Welty and it was great.

So I merely slammed the door behind me and went down and made some green-tomato pickle. Reading the written short story “Why I Live at the P. Anyone who ever tried to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this story. It is this continual isolation from her family that triggers the narrator into the decision that it is time for her to move out of the family home.