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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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? Posted by JoAnn at Her heart beat more and more slowly, her hands got colder and colder, and she could not hear whether the old women were saying anything or not.

A sheep or a germ? Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. This decided the nurse. The window shade was down, and the only door was shut. Staci April 13, at 9: Glad you got a chance to read the story.

“A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty

It was a sheep that she sounded like—a little lamb. She lifted one vissit and spoke like a man. She seemed to rock faster and faster; Marian did not see how anyone could rock so fast. She could not see them very clearly. She had a bunchy white forehead and red eyes like a sheep. She has to take medicine—see? Marian’s life has come to an end, or at least her family thinks so.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log eeudora Then the old woman in bed cleared her throat and spoke.

Edit Cast Credited cast: Staci – That’s great that you got to visit your grandmother daily! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Well, I’ve just read the story – thanks for the link – and agree that the quote from Eudora Welty is so relevant to this story! I’m glad to have finally ‘found’ Welty. Marian leaned back rigidly in her chair.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: She wrote and excellent essay on Jane Austen. Vintage Reading April 14, at 7: Richard Taylor February 15, at 3: I recently purchased her collected short stories at our Borders closing sale ewlty hope to read another of her novels in the near future, too.

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. With her free hand she pushed her hair behind her ears, as she did when it was time to study Science.


Under the prickly shrub she stooped and quickly, without being seen, retrieved a red apple she had hidden there.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Edit Storyline Marian’s life has come to an end, or at least her family thinks so. You never were born! JoAnn April 14, at 7: Search for ” A Visit of Charity ” on Amazon. She pushed the heavy door open into the cold air and ran down the steps. Use the HTML below.

For the second time, the claw almost touched her hair, welyt it was not quick enough. A moment she has spent a lifetime trying to forget, a terrible memory that takes to her childhood, a time when she was a young, naive girl who was oblivious to the world and its cruelties.

This is Good… Reply. Marian stood tongue-tied; both hands held the potted plant.

A Visit of Charity I visot in a nursing home during high school. To her surprise, Marian could not remember her name. She jumped on and took a big bite out of the apple. Suddenly Marian saw a hand, quick as a bird claw, reach up in the air and pluck the white cap off her head.