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Eudora Welty

  1. 1. +Eudora Welty 1909- 2001<br />Salma Baabbad<br />Rebekah Marsh<br />
  2. 2. Where was Eudora Welty born?<br />She was born in Jackson, Mississippi.<br />
  3. 3. Were her parents from the North or the South?<br />Her parents, Christian Welty and Chestina Andrews, were both from the North. <br />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.<br />
  4. 4. What colleges did Eudora Welty attend?<br />Mississippi State College for Women<br />University of Wisconsin- Graduated in 1929<br />Columbia University School of Business – advertising course <br />
  5. 5. What other type of artwork did Eudora Welty create besides writing?<br />Photography<br />She created a book of her photographs called One Time and Place.<br />Her photographs were the basis for many stories like Why I Live at the PO.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1LGNk3QZ4I<br />
  6. 6. What kind of writer was Eudora Welty?<br />She was “regional” writer.<br />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.”<br />
  7. 7. Which of the following is not one of her works?<br />“Petrified Man”<br />The Optimist’s Daughter <br />Winter Dreams<br />Curtain of Green<br />Answer: Winter Dreams<br />
  8. 8. Who are the main Characters in the story “The Petrified Man”?<br />Leota who works in a beauty salon.<br />Mrs. Fletcher is a customer who is not happy with her marriage and pregnancy. She likes to gossip and judge others.<br />Mrs. and Mr. Pike are new people in the town. <br />Billy Boy is the son of Mrs. Pike. Leota takes care of him while his mom works.<br />The Petrified Man<br />
  9. 9. What are the main Themesthat the story “Petrified Man” introduces? <br />Society:<br />Self centered<br />Shallow<br />Stereotypes<br />Relationships:<br />Unhappy marriage – Mrs. Fletcher<br />Friendships – Leota and Mrs. Pike<br />Customer/Employee – Mrs. Fletcher and Leota<br />
  10. 10. Who was the Petrified Man?<br />Mr. Petrie<br />He was an actor in the freak show.<br />He was wanted for raping four women in California.<br />
  11. 11. Who recognizes the Petrified Man?<br />Mr. and Mrs. Pike recognize the Petrified Man as Mr. Petrie when they see his picture in a magazine.<br />They turn him in and receive the $500 reward.<br />

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