Gelder had a habit of recruiting talents from beyond the ranks of journalism for such apprenticeships; he had once put a psychiatrist in the job that he eventually gave to Welty. Whitaker's the husband drinking habits may have caused the child some degree of brain damage. For example, in one scene Sister tells Mama that she has not heard Shirley T. This is obviously shown when the family members choose sides and disown Sister. In most cases, members of a family have the ability to communicate with each other without fear of being excluded, looked down upon, or shunned. These minor characters Sister had an excellent relation with them until Stella-Rondo came and changed everything. We see this fact illustrated numerous times within the story as we are constantly being presented with scenarios that had the author told from another characters perspective, the readers' attitude may have changed.
The narrator is the oldest sister, yet she gets the least amount of respect. I made no bones about letting the family catch on to what I was up to. But Stella-Rondo just bawled and wouldn't say another word. Plot Reliance on Family - In this story, Sister's family is her antagonist. Sister has a competitive and contentious relationship with Stella-Rondo, and her return sets off a chain of petty family arguments that serve to explain why Sister has moved out and now lives at the local post office. She knows she has to face independence on her own and leaves her family to make the post office her new home. Of course, there's not much mail.
She looks like a cross between Mr. The darkness was thin, like some sleazy dress that had been worn and worn for many winters and always lets the cold through to the bones. I went with the former and decided to believe the narrator. Sister points out that she would have been given a much different reception if she had been the one to return home from Illinois under such questionable circumstances. Radio, sewing machine, book ends, ironing board and that great big piano lamp peace, that's what I like.
By introducing Mr Whitaker into the story the reader realises that Welty is pitting both the narrator and her sister Stella-Rondo against each other. There was a mission-style oak grandfather clock standing in the hall, which sent its gong-like strokes through the living room, dining room, kitchen and pantry, and up the sounding board of the stairwell. In Why I Live at the P. Summary Symbolism: The radio- represents the flawed communication between the members of the family. She still wanted to know what would happen next.
Her prose is a joy to read, especially so when she draws upon the talent she honed as a photographer and uses words, rather than film, to make pictures on a page. While it is impossible to discount everything that Sister claims, it is equally unlikely that she is merely suffering from some sort of psychosis. My parents had a smaller striking clock that answered it. Stella-Rondo asks Sister to look out into the yard and tell her what she sees, upset and embarrassed that Uncle Rondo has taken the kimono in which Mr. Well, Mama and I just stood there and stared at each other.
It's usually so quiet here. Why I Live at the P. I'll never come and relieve you of a single, solitary piece. A study done by Dr. Uncle Rondo came out on the porch and threw her a nickel.
Well, I'm just terribly susceptible to noise of any kind, the doctor has always told me I was the most sensitive person he had ever seen in his whole life, and I was simply prostrated. So the first thing Stella-Rondo did at the table was turn Papa-Daddy against me. She knows she has to face independence on her own and leaves her family to make the post office her new home. Davis Why I live at the P. We are thankful of their contributions and encourage you to make your own. Isolation - Sister chooses to move out and isolate herself from her family, however, she wonders if her family would visit her. Gelder had a habit of recruiting talents from beyond the ranks of journalism for such apprenticeships; he had once put a psychiatrist in the job that he eventually gave to Welty.
She also received eight O. Sister hires a girl with a cart to haul her belongings to the post office. The narrator, known as Sister, claims that up to this point she has gotten along well with her mother, uncle and grandfather. Welty never married or had children, but more than a decade after her death on July 23, 2001, her family of literary admirers continues to grow, and her influence on other writers endures. A close reading can confirm that Sister is the victim of harassment at the hands of Stella-Rondo and other family members, but that close reading must take into account that Sister is the only one submitting testimony. You make some excellent and valid points. In another second the house would of fallen down.
But I said she couldn't convince me though she talked till she was blue in the face. Isolation - Sister chooses to move out and isolate herself from her family, however, she wonders if her family would visit her. So she brought it to him. The Protaganist of the story ia Sister , the oldest child of two girls, and her younger sister Stella-Rondo is the family favorite. He's Mama's only brother and is a good case of a one-track mind. Any story starts with an introduction in other words an exposition.