She's spoiled and use to having things the way she wants it all the time. What is also interesting is that as the story continues other members of the family begin to turn against or isolate the narrator. Papa-Daddy gave her this gorgeous Add-a-Pearl necklace when she was eight years old and she threw it away playing baseball when she was nine, with only two pearls. Why I Live at the P. Sister begins to pack the small amount of items that she owns and tells her family that she is going to live at the P. Came home from one of those towns up in Illinois and to our complete surprise brought this child of two.
This is the direct characterization. It looks like we'd all be glad! This story started by describing a main situation, which had a big influence on the rest of the story. Papa-Daddy's Mama's papa and sulks. Papa-Daddy will certainly beat you on the head if you come within forty miles of him. It wasn't five minutes before Uncle Rondo suddenly appeared in the hall in one of Stella-Rondo's flesh-colored kimonos, all cut on the bias, like something Mr. As a profession, they openly oppose to lay midwifery, and as Dr.
Sister immediately decides that it is time for her to move to the post office. Stella-Rondo arrives from Illinois, accompanied by Shirley-T. And when he began to treat people rudely which made his wife angry. I told her she was going to cross her eyes like that some day and they'd stick. William Hall, president of the College of Physicians, said, he and the college oppose home births because they feel it is unsafe.
The time and the place have a significant effect upon the language used. Or just some anonymous man? So at supper Stella-Rondo speaks up and says she thinks Uncle Rondo ought to try to eat a little something. There are two dynamics in this hilarious story. Her younger sibling Stella-Rondo has suddenly come home for the 4th of July holiday after being ways for several years. English: Eudora Welty House; Jackson, Mississippi;. But Stella-Rondo just bawled and wouldn't say another word.
Bigger on one side than the other, which is a deliberate, calculated falsehood: I'm the same. Mama comes in and expresses her disapproval at Sister making a food that will not agree with Uncle Rondo and Shirley-T. Stella-Rondo tells lies and makes up excuses to make Sister look like a bad person, when Stella-Rondo is the bad person herself. He thinks I deliberately said he ought to cut off his beard after he got me the P. Without the radio, which Sister takes with her, the family has effectively cut off all contact with the outside world and are left with only their own dysfunctional group.
For example, the first problem occurred which made the reader feel that there is going to be a problem is when Francis -the protagonist got infatuated with the babysitter and bought her a bracelet. There is little mail to attend to, and the people in town are divided in their support of her actions. It is the Fourth of July. Some pregnancies are difficult and some births are problematic. This photographer with the popeyes she said she trusted. Finally, to protest her dispossession, Sister rebels by moving away from home--to the local post office.
It is not difficult to concede that there are times when sound medical intervention is a necessity and a blessing. Stella-Ronda is one year younger than Sister and left the house to be with her husband who is Sisters former boyfriend. Families will usually welcome a lost member back into their home with open arms and a warm heart, ready to talk about all the times without them. Much of the story then concerns various arguments that the family members have, sparked by the confrontation between Sister and Stella-Rondo over the child. The answer is no, the Giants execute bunts and move runners over as well as other teams.
Whitaker had once photographed her. Papa-Daddy woke up with this horrible yell and right there without moving an inch he tried to turn Uncle Rondo against me. But talking about students who is learning English- this class will teach them to express their thoughts and opinions clearly and accurately. She looks like a cross between Mr. Resolution Why I Live at the P.
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. Not even the grace to get up off the bed. This is a funny story about a funny family. Reputation - The story shows how easy it is to influence someone's reputation with words, whether or not they are true. You hear things like that all the time if you know how to listen to the radio.
Some of the folks here in town are taking up for me and some turned against me. The Harbrace Anntology of Literature. Which may be the point that the narrator is trying to make. The account of how engages in explicit acts of oppressing Sister that inexorably bring all the other family members—as well as unrelated townsfolk--in league with Stella-Rondo may well leave some readers convinced of her victimization. It is also interesting that when Papa-Daddy makes his way from the table to the garden so that he can lie on the hammock he ignores the narrator, passing right by her. Evident, unresolved issues with Stella-Rondo from years past fester within Sister, feeding her resentment.