Date of Award

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Dr. Betty McCommas

Second Advisor

Dr. Johnny Wink

Third Advisor

Dr. Raouf Halaby

Abstract

Eudora Welty is a writer whose works appeal to many readers. This appeal is in part based on her artistic use of themes and settings as well as her creative style of writing. These three things combined lend to her work an excellent quality which has been recognized by publishers and fellow writers.

The purpose of this paper is to discuss Welty's creative style of writing, her prominent themes, and her use of settings or the importance of place in her works. The last section of this paper discusses in detail one theme which I have chosen to fasten on for detailed study after having read a representative sampling of her works.

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