ENGL 285 paper 1

ENGL 285 paper 1 - Matt Sasiene ENGL 285 3/7/08 Plisiewicz...

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Matt Sasiene ENGL 285 3/7/08 Plisiewicz “Where is the Voice Coming From?” By Eudora Welty “Where is the Voice Coming From?” is a story about hatred, ignorance and death. Set in the Deep South around the 1940’s or 1950’s; it is a raw, poignant, first-hand account of murder as seen through the eyes of the narrator. But is this story actually real or just imagined? Is it a blatant hate crime or does the narrator suffer from insanity? These are some things to think about while analyzing the story. The story opens with the narrator, who is never named, and his wife watching TV. When he sees a black man asking for ‘equal time’ he hatches a plan-“I says, I could find exactly where in Thermopylae that nigger’s living that’s asking for equal time. And without a bit of trouble to me” (Welty, pg 481). Taking his brother in law’s truck, he drives to the man’s house and waits for him to come home. When Roland gets out of his car, he shoots him point blank with his rifle. Then he runs away into the night. When he gets home he discusses the murder with his wife. She brings up the possibility that if he had waited for the “N. double A.C.P.” to send one of their people to
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ENGL 285 taught by Professor Shields during the Spring '07 term at South Carolina.

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