Genre: Eudora Welty


Turning Hardships into Literary Pieces “Like a rocket set off, it began to leap and expand into uneven patterns of beats which showered into his brain… but in scattering and falling it made no noise. It shot up with great power, almost elation, and fell gently, like acrobats into nets… But he could not hear Read more…


  Brian’s response to Charles East’s account of his relationship with Welty can be read here. Notes on “Discovering Eudora Welty” by Charles East “Discovering Eudora Welty” is a memoir written by Charles East on how his life was influenced by the writings of Eudora Welty and Welty herself. In the beginning, East talks about Read more…


Nathalie Ng is in process of writing her final assessment paper on Eudora Welty, during which time she reads and writes commentary on previous students’ Welty essays. This aids the process of finding a controlling idea or thesis that sparks the writer to produce a highly original essay of her own.     Commentary for Read more…


The writer then continues on, saying that each of Welty’s stories “…seems to return to Socrates’ sentiment that relative emotional values, while they might be able to blur the line between right and wrong temporarily, must ultimately give way to the established right and wrong.” He seems to leave unspecified just how Welty does this, though he supplies two contrasting examples.


A good heart is the support for, and the most important part of, a person. Possessions can be lost then replaced, while the heart cannot be replaced. After the prince and the swallow died, there was no one else in the city that was as selfless as them. Once they were gone no one else in the city could replace their kindness. This idea is demonstrated in a short story by Eudora Welty, which also proves that genuine goodness is the base of life.