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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Then Uncle Rondo enters the house and borrows Stella’s negligee, which makes her comment upon his look to Sister. Why I Live at the P. After Papa-Daddy ignores the narrator her mother on discovery that Shirley T. Ay 23, Chrissie rated it did not like it Shelves: Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.

Dec 21, Coenraad rated it really liked it. One very good, the others just kinda strange. But this would be the day he was drinking that prescription, the Fourth of July. Whitaker to come after her? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Anywho, it is a comedy, a domestic drama, a glimpse of the South There is a sense of animosity between both characters with the narrator feeling that Stella-Rondo stole Mr Whitaker from her.

I must say that Uncle Rondo has been marvelous to me at various times in the past and I was completely unprepared to be made to jump out of my skin, the way it turned out.

Then I said, “Besides, you know as well as I do that that child is not adopted. Facebook Twitter Email Print. Of course I noticed at once she looks like Mr.


I can’t remember when I laughed so hysterically. Or just some anonymous man?

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

Sorry, not for me! I simply declare that Uncle Rondo looks like a fool in it, that’s all,” she says.

Which might suggest that lice narrator has done no more than physically move out of the family home and still remains attached in some way to her family. All the war news. I may not have your brilliant mind, but I fail to see it.

I can see how is is of ejdora historical significance as s I did a bit of reading about Eudora Welty and she had an interesting life. It looks like we’d all be glad! Stella brings with her a child, Shirley-T.

Why I Live at the P.O. – Wikipedia

I Eudora Welty is one of America’s most distinguished writers. If anything Papa-Daddy having become upset and believing Stella-Rondo is trying to do as Stella-Rondo has done and turn a family member against the narrator. A wondedful introduction to this prolific writer. Her sense of humor is unparalleled and her portrayal of sibling rivalry and family dysfunction is superb!

Next I snatched the pillow I’d done the needlepoint on right off the davenport from behind Papa-Daddy. She is attempting to break any connection or tie she has with her family.

Her reputation rests largely on her skill and delicacy in portraying a wide range of characters, rich and poor, black and white. I went with the former and decided to believe the narrator. Why I Live at the P.

She starts u take things from the house that belong to her, though they may not necessarily be of any benefit to her. After her mother died inshe returned to writing and was also an accomplished photographer. Uncle Rondo has got the most terrible temper in the world. A mundane gos Four short stories published as a Penguin 60s book. Papa-Daddy will certainly beat you on the head if you come within forty miles of him.

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

There are always people who will quit buying stamps just to get on the right side of Papa-Daddy. Anyone who ever tried to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this story. Each individual reader is going to interpret the story differently. It seems clear that the little girl is really Stella-Rondo’s, but who is the father? First, because I read it out loud to my college boyfriend one summer when he was suffering a painful case of dysentery. So as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate!

It tickled her nearly to death, and she called him “Papa. There are two dynamics in this hilarious story. After all, I knew him first. I’m too smart for you! 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.