Why I Live at the P.O Essay

1152 Words Feb 8th, 2008 5 Pages
Rashawn Venters
Eng 101
Mrs. Davis

Why I live at the P.O The character in this story, Sister, seems to be in a way jealous and a little selfish, but with good reason, she has a sister, Stella-rondo, who has always been everyone's favorite and everyone would believe everything she said, from her saying that Sister was "one-sided to her,( Stella-Rondos ) "adopted" child. Sister has every reason to not like Stella-Rondo. Everyone else in the house seems to think that Sister is indeed very jealous of Stella-Rondo, and Sister can not even defend herself because that would have just verified everyone's point. Although it is a little comedic, the whole story shows bits
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"She's always had anything in the world she wanted and the she'd throw it away. Papa-Daddy give her this gorgeous Add-A-Pearl necklace when she was eight years old and she threw it away playing baseball when she was nine, with only two pearls" (145). That might have been when all the enmity started for her although the story doesn't say. There really is no reason for Stella Rondo to be jealous of Sister but it seems she loves to get her in trouble, Stella Rondo must feel that their Uncle Rondo spoiled Sister unnecessarily. In the story Sister tells us that her Uncle would treat her different than Stella Rondo, because according to Sister Stella-Rondo was often very cruel to her Uncle. "Once Stella-Rondo did something perfectly horrible to him- broke a chain letter from Flanders field –and he took the radio back he had given her and gave it to me……. Another time he sent me to Mammoth Cave with all expenses paid" (149). The child mentioned earlier is what Stella Rondo claims is her adopted daughter, but Sister does not belive it for one minute, she thinks that her sister had the child and is "just too stuck up to admit it" (148). On page 145 it says, "… I don't mean thing, only that whoever Shirley T. was , shw was the spit- image of Papa-Daddy … Of course I noticed I noticed at once she looks like Mr. Whitaker's side

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