By eudora welty, 1941 eudora welty's why i live at the po, first published in 1941 and collected in a curtain of green in the same year, has become one of her most popular stories it is certainly her most famous comic work the farcical quality of the alienation of sister, the narrator, from her family is sustained primarily. Complete summary of eudora welty's why i live at the po enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of why i live at the po the narrator explains why she left the family home and moved into the back of the post office where she works. During her life, eudora welty was well-known to possess a sharp wit and an excellent 1 sister is the narrator of this story, and the telling of events comes from her perspective alone how does this affect your reading of the story do you believe compare her to sister from “why i live at the po” is edna earle to be. Note: you are purchasing a standalone product myliteraturelab® does not come packaged with this content if you would like to purchase both the physical text and myliteraturelab, search for: 013404763x / 9780134047638 backpack literature: an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing plus.
In this landscape we are made as aware of what isn't as of what is there is no recent past there is no middle distance the perspectives of time and space run unbroken, unmarked, unmeasured to the vanishing point with nothing in between, the living foreground and that almost mythological, almost phantasmagorial. To sum it up “why i live at the po” by eudora welty is a funny story in a sad sort of way the piece is told in first person point of view, by sister sister seems to be considered the glue that helps hold the family together as she has maintained her presence in both home and town in order to do so. The ponder heart, for instance, seems to be more akin to comedy and farce than to anything else in welty, with the exception perhaps of the story “why i live at the po,” sister's long rant in high comic mode—when stella rondo runs off with sister's boyfriend, mr whitaker, and returns home two years later.
After deciding to move to the post office, sister's point of view towards her uncle, mother, and grandfather changes, yet it remains the same towards her sister family as theater in eudora welty's why i live at the po the outspoken narrator of eudora welty's why i live at the po, known to us only as sister, intends to. Eudora welty's use of southern dialect in why i live at the po---heather russel unmoveable relics: the farr finding (m)other's face: a psychoanalytic approach to eudora welty's clytie---don james mclaughlin eudora welty's magic: a history of the roses in welty's garden: seven sisters (robert burns).
Short story: why i live at the po by eudora welty i was getting along fine with mama, papa-daddy and uncle rondo until my sister stella-rondo just separated from her husband and came back at what point in the story does the underlying tension between the two sisters erupt into open feuding 2. About by war index words: eudora welty, delta wedding, war, women, southern, fairchilds, family jackson, mississippi, dedicated to the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who sustained plantation life during the civil war from delta wedding or the narrator from “why i live at the po” (84) welty used these. Humor's redemptive role in the works of eudora welty, flannery o'connor, and marilynne robinson situational humor in “why i live at the po” differs in tone from the humor depicted in the ironic sister's point of view that only make her particular dilemma even more humorous because of her.
Welty's genius is displayed by the possibility of a third option: the ironic establishment through sister's attacks against others that the cause of his victimization may actually result from her own lack of consideration for the feelings of others which is not to suggest in any way that sister's point of view is. The vane sisters by vladimir nabokov a very old man with enormous wings by gabriel garcia marquez a wall of fire rising by edwidge danticat where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates why i live at the po eudora welty a worn path by eudora welty. Sixteen years ago i was in jackson, mississippi, and the owner of the bed- and- breakfast at which i was staying gave me eudora welty's address at 1119 the jealous sister and narrator of “why i live at the po,” who has cleared out of her house in righteous indignation to live at the post office where she.
Eudora welty, 3 texts, 4 examples, 3 handbooks, “why i live at the po” 2 exposures guy de maupassant, 3 louise erdrich – “sister godzilla” and “saint marie” nadine gordimer the perspective rich texts and valuable feedback to her fellow workshop attendees, but she did not continue into the second leg of the. Eudora welty wrote why i live at the po at a time at which women were not expected to have children out of wedlock similarly, women who did not thus the reader is left as sister's sole confidante, as we are privy to her point-of-view and she calls upon us to empathize with her struggle as such, the reader is torn in.
The loquacious characters of welty's “why i live at the po” and mcpherson's “ the story of a dead man,” provide a good overview of where their comic visions converge in “why i live at the po,” sister's humorous exaggeration undercuts the very serious business of leaving her family to live at the post. Why i live at the po: why i live at the po, short story by eudora welty, first published in the atlantic monthly in 1941 and collected in a curtain of green ( 1941) this comic monologue by sister, a young woman in a small mississippi town who has set up housekeeping in the post office to escape from her eccentric. Most of welty's fiction featured characters inspired by her contemporary fellow mississippians one of her most widely anthologized stories, “why i live at the po,” unfolds through the digressive voice of sister, a small-town postmistress who explains, in hilarious detail, how she became estranged from her colorful family. Narration and point of view king of the bingo game d h lawrence, the rocking horse winner bobbie ann mason, shiloh joyce carol oates, the lady with the pet dog salman rushdie, the prophet's hair eudora welty, why i live at the po william carlos williams, the use of force.