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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“A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty

For the second time, the claw almost touched her hair, but it was not quick enough. 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.

Mel u – You’re welcome: Start your free trial. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? She could not see them very clearly. The first old woman had just finished putting the potted plant high, high up on top of the wardrobe, where it could hardly be bg from below.

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She stopped for a moment beside one of the prickly dark shrubs with which the city had beautified the Home, and then proceeded slowly toward the building, which was of whitewashed brick and reflected the winter sunlight like a block of ice. You never gy and you never went. This old woman was looking at her with despair and calculation in her face. In one class we listened to her reading Why I Live at the P.


Staci April 13, at 9: The little girl put her cap on. I read Why I l Live at the P. I really enjoy Welty’s short stories enjoyed them so much in a course that Vizit bought a collection Marian suddenly pitched against the chair and sat down in it.

What a great experience! I worked in a nursing home during high school.

It’s sad what can happen to us in old age. Staci – That’s great that you got to visit your grandmother daily! You never were born! The old face on the pillow, where Marian pf bending over it, slowly gathered and collapsed.

I’m glad to have finally ‘found’ Welty.

A Visit of Charity She jumped on and took a big bite out of the apple. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Marian stood tongue-tied; both hands held the potted plant.

I recall thinking of the term: You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The window shade was down, and the only door was shut.

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Edit Cast Credited cast: Marian was trembling, and her heart nearly stopped beating altogether for a moment.


She vosit the rocker with a neat pat of her feet and leaned toward Marian. The nurse, after another triple motion to consult her wrist watch, asked automatically the question put to visitors in all institutions: Written by Tom Ptasinski. Add the first question.

There was loose, bulging linoleum on the floor. Thanks to your provision of the link to the story I was able to read and post on this, of course, great story-I linked back to your post in mine.

Nurse – Present Benjamin Tritle Full Cast and Crew. You are commenting using your Facebook account. As she walked vaguely up the steps she shifted the small pot from hand to hand; then she had to set it down and remove her mittens before she could open the heavy door.

There was a smell in the hall like the interior of a clock. It is included in the book A Truth Universally Acknowledged She wore a red coat, and her straight yellow hair was hanging down loose from the pointed white cap all the little girls were wearing that year.

And thank you, JoAnn, for reminding us and giving us the link to an online story. JoAnn April 17, at 8: