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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As a result, Stella convinces Uncle Rondo that Sister suggested that he looks like a fool in her pink kimono. She reads it with an unbeatable rhythm: Jan 11, Margie Ferguson added it.

Short Story Analysis: Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty – The Sitting Bee

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Books by Eudora Welty. Reading the story straight and searching for deep meanings is bizarre. Lists with This Book. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Eudora Welty is one of America’s most distinguished writers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Whitaker probably thought was gorgeous. After her mother died inshe returned to writing and was also an accomplished photographer.

Why I Live at the P. For six months we all had to call her Stella instead of Stella-Rondo, or she tye answer. Sep 11, JoAnn rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Papa-Daddy woke up with this horrible yell and right there without moving an inch he tried to turn Uncle Rondo against me.


So she raises the window and says, “Oh! Though this may seem to be insignificant it is important as it is possible that Stella-Rondo is attempting to divide the family and have Papa-Daddy on her side.

Out in the middle of nowhere, stupid things happening to the man just recently ill for a long time, back on the road too soon, relying on the kindness of strangers out eudoea remote Mississippi, like a parcel of a place cut off from all but the neighbours’ farm. Now that she’s proved she is, why, I have nothing further to say.

Her style is marked by her perception of the Southern character, her ear for colloquial speech and her ability to endow her portraits of small-town life with a universal significance.

Welty had a incredible ear for language, and a gift for portraying the quirks which are taken for granted within every family but seem insane to outsiders. Everyone except Sister accepts as gospel truth that the child is “adopted. A quick and amusing diversion.

Retrieved June 23, Could Papa-Daddy be the father? This little collection of 4 short stories is a quirky assemblage of Southern US characters. Anywho, it is a comedy, a domestic drama, a glimpse of the South And I happen to know where I can send in a box top and get a packet of one thousand mixed seeds, no two the same kind, free.

Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

Stella-Rondo hadn’t done a thing but turn her against me from upstairs while I stood there helpless over the hot stove. Bless her soul I had to get five years and fifteen hundred miles away from my home town to fully appreciate to Welty’s writing.


livee Some readers might also suggest that the narrator is being petty in what she is doing and is in reality isolating herself further by moving to the Post Office. When Sister questions the paternity of Shirley T even noting how much she looks like EudpraStella-Rondo steadfastly maintains that the child is adopted. 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.

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

What will Stella-Rondo do now, if she wflty to tell Mr. What is also interesting is that as the story continues other members of the family begin to turn against or isolate the narrator.

My family are naturally the main people in China Grove, and if they prefer to vanish from the face of the earth, for all the mail they get or the mail they write, why, I’m not going to open my mouth.

He does it every single Fourth of July as sure as shooting, and it’s horribly expensive. InWelty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story, and was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, founded in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Facebook Twitter Email Print.