Little Charity in Eudora Welty’s A Visit of Charity In the short story of “A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty, a fourteen-year-old girl visits two women in a home for . In the short story of “A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty, a fourteen-year-old girl visits two women in a home for the elderly to bring them a plant and to earn points. Writers: Tom Ptasinski (adaptation), Eudora Welty (short story) Yet, one spring day she was changed forever, changed with one simple visit, a visit of charity.

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Thanks to your provision of the link to the story I was able to read and post on this, of course, great story-I linked back to your eudoora in mine.

Welty’s oc were purchased at the Borders closing sale Margaret bought Plath that day. Will check around for the recording of Welty reading it Use the HTML below. In one class we listened to her reading Why I Live at the P. Marian’s life has come to an end, or at least her family thinks so.

Staci – That’s great that you got to visit your grandmother daily! Stopping in her tracks, she first extended her arm, bent her elbow, and leaned forward from the hips, all to examine visiit watched strapped to her wrist; then she gave a loud double-rap on the door.

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Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Well, Happy Birthday, Eudora, and thank you for all the many pages of pleasure chharity have given the world. With a finger which would not hold still she pointed to a little bell on the table among the bottles. Her yellow hair under the white cap, her scarlet coat, her bare knees flashed in the sunlight as she ran to meet the big bus rocketing through the street. She stopped for a moment beside one of the prickly dark shrubs with which the city had beautified the Home, and then proceeded slowly toward the building, which was of whitewashed brick and reflected the winter sunlight like a block of ice.


With the fingers welgy one hand she touched a very dirty cameo pin on her chest. Margot – You’re welcome. Mel u – You’re welcome: Everything was silent until, behind one of the doors, an old lady of some kind cleared her throat like a sheep bleating. She stood holding the pot in an undecided way. Soft whimpers came out of the small open mouth. Now she could see the old woman in bed very closely and plainly, and very abruptly, from all sides, as in dreams.

It’s sad what can happen to us in old age.

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She held on to the back of the chair, which was wicker and felt soft and damp. By continuing to use weltj website, you agree to their use.

I recall thinking of the term: Marian wished she had the little pot back for just a moment—she had forgotten to look at the plant herself before giving it away. A sheep or a germ? There was loose, bulging linoleum on the floor. Don’t know of many high school kids today that would arrive at your solution. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Is it possible that they have actually done a thing like this to anyone—sent them in a stranger to talk, and rock, and tell away her whole long rigmarole? Marian stood enclosed by a bed, a washstand and a chair; the tiny room had altogether too much furniture.

Search for ” A Visit of Charity ” on Amazon. Marian stood tongue-tied; both hands held the potted plant.


Marian jumped up and moved toward the door. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Marian, suddenly dudora by the strong, impatient arm of the nurse, saw next the side-face of another woman, even older, who was lying flat in bed with a cap on and a counterpane drawn up to her chin. I worked in a nursing home during high school.

For the second time, the claw almost touched her hair, but it was not quick enough. Marian felt as if she were walking on the waves, but the nurse paid no attention to it.

“A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty

Add the first question. But I ended up loving it and enjoying the elderly that I came into contact with.

What a great experience! She jumped on and took a big bite out of the apple. Under the prickly shrub she stooped and quickly, without being seen, retrieved a red apple she had hidden there. Everything smelled wet—even the bare floor. JoAnn April 17, euvora 8: You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

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With much to-do the first old woman sat down in a rocking chair—still another piece of furniture! Full Cast and Crew. Email required Address never made public. Hy stopped the rocker with a neat pat of her feet and leaned toward Marian.

With her free hand she pushed her hair behind her ears, as she did when it was time to study Science. You never were anything—only here. She pushed the heavy door open into the cold air and ran down the steps. It was mid-morning—a very cold, bright day.