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    The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

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    The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty presents Wanda Fay on the surface as selfish, manipulative, insecure, thoughtless, shallow, spoiled, and flighty as well as thoughtlessly and carelessly cruel. On the contrary, it wasn’t difficult for me to see Fay as a victim of her family and her upbringing, the elite class of Mount Salus, and her own personal aspirations. Throughout the novel, even though I despised Fay and her weaknesses I did feel sorry for her. Her apprehension discovering that her family

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    affecting humanity at a more youthful age as the years continued. The number of people suffering from depression today has nearly doubled since the 1970s. However, depression presents just as much of a concern today as it has in the past. In The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty portrays depression through the juxtaposition of characters, her use of symbolism, and verbal irony portrayed throughout the novel. The juxtaposition of characters Laurel, Fay, and Judge McKelva contains the differences of how

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    The Optimist's Daughter: A Look at Death and Dying "Fay struck out with her hands, hitting at Major Bullock and Mr. Pitts and Sis, fighting with her mother, too, for a moment. She showed her claws at Laurel, and broke from the preachers last-minute arms and threw herself forward across the coffin on to the pillow, driving her lips without aim against the face under hers. She was dragged back into the library, screaming, by Miss Tennyson Bullock, out of sight behind the blanket of greenery. Judge

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    Steps of Discovering Laurel McKleva

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    Eudora Welty’s novel, The Optimist’s Daughter, portrays the story of Laurel McKleva coping with the recent loss of her father while also accepting her past. Laurel McKleva, a widow from Chicago, returns to Mississippi to assist her also widowed father, Judge Clint McKleva, when he must undergo an eye surgery for a scratched retina. While dealing with the stress of staying calm and collected for her father, Laurel also tries to deal with her new stepmother Fay. Fay is much younger than Clint and acts

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    The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudroa Welty

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    In the words of Maya Angelou, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Eudora Welty knew no such agony because, for the greater part of her life, Welty shared her stories through writing. Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter contains a mix of “uncharacteristically incorporate[d] bit[s] of biographical [information],”(Marrs 1) adding in a secret element that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. This novel serves not only as Welty’s premier novel but also as an ideal example of Southern

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    Memory is a common motif for southern literature. Eudora Welty’s novel The Optimist’s Daughter is no exception to this generalization as it strongly entails both aspects of memory – remembrance and forgetfulness. The stark dichotomy of memory can be looked at as both a blessing and a burden. Characters throughout this novel and so many other pieces of southern literature struggle with the past which they wish to keep, but cannot fully, and a past from which they want to escape, but cannot fully

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    The Optimist's Daughter The major characters in The Optimist's Daughter are Judge McKelva, Becky Mckelva, Laurel Mckelva, Wanda Fay, Dr. Courtland, Miss Adele Courtland, Tish Bullock, Major Bullock, Miss Tennyson, and Miss Missouri. Becky Mckelva was Judge Mckelva's wife before she died and had Laurel Mckelva with him. Wanda Fay remarried Judge Mckelva after his wife's death. Dr. Courtland did surgery on Becky Mckelva and the final operation on Judge Mckelva. Miss Adele Courtland is the sister

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    The Pounder Heart, adapted by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, achieved great success on Broadway. In 1975, her enchanting novel The Robber Bridegroom became a musical. In 1973, Eudora Welty received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter. Three years earlier, she published a collection of photographs that she had taken herself in the years 1930 and 1940, One Time, one Place: Mississippi in the Depression: a work intending to depict the harsh living conditions in Mississippi

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    Essay On Eudora Welty

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    grapher. Some of the short story's/ novels are A Curtain of Green, The Robber Bridgegroom, The Wide Net, The Ponder Heart, The Golden Apples, Delta Wedding, The Bride of the Innisfallen, Lossing battles, and The Optimist's daughter. She got a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist's Daughter. She also received the National Medal for Literature. Eudora had a relationship with a man with John Robinson, but he was appearently homosexual. A rumor spread that Eudora was possibly a lesbian.(The Washington

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    Such as Judge McKale, in The Optimist’s Daughter appears with the sickness and dies from the beginning of the story. Despite the fact that, the name of the character, Judge, is a reflection of high men power, yet his power is dismissed in the very beginning of the story. Similarity, with

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