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

Poor sister, everything she does backfires. O is absolutely hilarious.

Sep 11, JoAnn rated it really liked it Shelves: She punishes Sister by telling Papa-Daddy that Sister said he should trim his beard, which has been growing untouched by human scissors since it first appeared. Nov 20, Kelly Paprocki rated it it was amazing.

Included are four stories that capture the heart of the American South. Oct 02, M. Feels like you’re watching from a front porch swing with a nice, sweaty glass of ice tea.

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

He does it every single Fourth of July as sure as shooting, and it’s horribly expensive. All the war news. When you base other works on such texts, double-check with a printed source if possible. No matter how tall Stella-Rondo’s tales are, the family believes her, and Sister remains the eudoda scapegoat.


I am listening to an audio book and Eudora Welty is the reader!!! Excerpted and adopted from Wikipedia. Just so funny and reminds me of growing up in the country with family all around. Mar 20, Judi rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 wekty child Shirley T. I know which is which. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

I’ll never cut off my beard as long as I live, even one inch, and I don’t appreciate it in you at all.

If anything Papa-Daddy having become upset and believing Stella-Rondo is trying to do as Welfy has done and turn a family member against 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. Eudora Welty is one of America’s most distinguished writers.

Why I Live at the P.O.

Well, that’s the last straw. Euddora vines planted all along the front where the strings are. Finally, I never seem to like short stories. 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. View all 4 comments. Those Southern writers really liked stories, and the telling of stories.


Some of us are different, and we’re happier and need our own space. Four short stories published as a Penguin 60s book.

Anything is liable to make wh tear the house down if it comes at the wrong time. By doing so she is symbolically isolating herself from her family though she may not necessarily be aware of it yet. Though the reality may wely well be that the world is not against the narrator.

Either way I would consider a eudofa of the story in whereby the narrator is treated as either reliable or unreliable to be valid. Just then something perfectly horrible occurred to me. This story has sentimental value for me. So Mama trots in. It was a conscious decision I made and was fully aware of the pitfalls of assuming that the narrator was reliable.

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