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

People tell me they heard it as far as the cemetery, and old Aunt Jep Patterson, that had been holding her own so good, thought it was Judgment Day and she was going to meet her whole family. Stella-Rondo may be telling the most horrible tales in the world about Mr. If Stella-Rondo couldn’t watch out for her trousseau, somebody had to. Sibling rivalry described with humor.

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

So finally Uncle Rondo said he would try a little cold biscuits and ketchup, but that was all. After all the money we spent on you at the Normal. But that’s what Papa-Daddy likes about a hammock. So he insisted on zigzagging right on out to the hammock, looking like a half-wit.

You don’t understand why I don’t cut off my beard? Not even the grace to get up off the bed. Sorry, not for me! I always thought Uncle Rondo had all the brains of the entire family. Later that day, Stella lies to Papa-Daddy about Sister suggesting that he should shave his beard, to which he is very devoted. As I tell everybody, I draw my own conclusions.


PaperbackPenguin 60s90 pages. Or just some anonymous man?

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

Just because he was the only man ever dropped down in China Grove and you got him unfairly is he going to sit down and write you a lengthy correspondence after you come home giving no rhyme nor reason whatsoever for your separation and no explanation for the presence of that child?

First, because I read it out loud to my college boyfriend one summer when he was suffering lkve painful case of dysentery.

Feels like you’re watching from a front porch swing with a nice, sweaty glass of ice tea. The pure genius of her writing and the added blessing of hearing her read the stories.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A while later the sisters have another argument concerning Shirley-T.

Anyone who ever wh to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this st Welty’s “Why I Live at the P. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking “Pose Yourself” photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up.

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So I tried to get my daughter to call my father Papa-daddy, but she couldn’t pronounce that, and to this day he is called Papa-bunny instead.

You hear things like that all the time if you know how to listen to the radio. Part of the reason I viewed the narrator as reliable was I wished to be able to see things through her eyes. Lifts up the lid and says, “H’m! Just try to take care of yourself and not talk and eat at the same time,” I says.


I had to laugh. It had to be sent all the way to Jackson to the cleaners and re-pleated. However, Stella’s sudden reappearance restores the dynamic. Welty, Eudora Primary Category: If anything she is keeping the world at bay or at a distance. Be the first to ask a question about Why I Live at the P.

Which may be important as it not only connects Shirley T. Her work attracted the attention of Katherine Anne Porter, who became a mentor to her and wrote whu foreword to Welty’s first collection of wwhy stories, A Curtain of Green, in Poor sister, i she does backfires. Apr 13, Libby rated it did not like it. Next I snatched the pillow I’d done the needlepoint on right off the davenport from behind Papa-Daddy.

It was published in her collection o stories named A Curtain of Green Sister does not believe her and that begins a series of quarrels between the siblings, whose relationship has been tough since Stella caused Sister’s and Mr. Then he falls over in the hammock and snores. Or poor little adopted Shirley-T. Oct 02, M. Dec 21, Coenraad rated it really liked it.