Where was Eudora Welty born? She was born in Jackson, Mississippi.
Were her parents from the North or the South? Her parents, Christian Welty and Chestina Andrews, were both from the North. Her parents were teachers in West Virginia. Then they moved to Jackson to improve their fortunes. Her father became the president of an insurance company and was able to provide a comfortable lifestyle for the family.
What colleges did Eudora Welty attend? Mississippi State College for Women University of Wisconsin- Graduated in 1929 Columbia University School of Business – advertising course
What other type of artwork did Eudora Welty create besides writing? Photography She created a book of her photographs called One Time and Place. Her photographs were the basis for many stories like Why I Live at the PO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1LGNk3QZ4I
What kind of writer was Eudora Welty? She was “regional” writer. She felted this term was condescending and that it was an “outsider’s term; it has no meaning for the insider who is doing the writing, because as far as he knows he is simply writing about life.”
Which of the following is not one of her works? “Petrified Man” The Optimist’s Daughter Winter Dreams Curtain of Green Answer: Winter Dreams
Who are the main Characters in the story “The Petrified Man”? Leota who works in a beauty salon. Mrs. Fletcher is a customer who is not happy with her marriage and pregnancy. She likes to gossip and judge others. Mrs. and Mr. Pike are new people in the town. Billy Boy is the son of Mrs. Pike. Leota takes care of him while his mom works. The Petrified Man
What are the main Themesthat the story “Petrified Man” introduces? Society: Self centered Shallow Stereotypes Relationships: Unhappy marriage – Mrs. Fletcher Friendships – Leota and Mrs. Pike Customer/Employee – Mrs. Fletcher and Leota
Who was the Petrified Man? Mr. Petrie He was an actor in the freak show. He was wanted for raping four women in California.
Who recognizes the Petrified Man? Mr. and Mrs. Pike recognize the Petrified Man as Mr. Petrie when they see his picture in a magazine. They turn him in and receive the $500 reward.