In Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter, what’s lost is a blessing, but what’s lost is also a burden. The relationship between this b...
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...or hate?” Do people who show off their confederate flags and consider themselves proud southerners today truly understand and respect the heritage of the south or are they just doing it because of the bad memories of hate that were all to prevalent during that time? Through The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudora Welty successfully conveys the message that the south’s memory is not only limited to what good has happened, but what is truly remembered beyond the good are the bad things that have happened in the past. Eudora Welty’s work in The Optimist’s Daughter consistently deals with the issues and characteristics for which southern writers are distinguished, traits such as realistic setting, strong family ties, and a powerful sense of the past. Welty’s novel The Optimist’s Daughter is no exception to these typical traits of other great pieces of southern literature.
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