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A Character Analysis of Marian in A Visit of CharityIn the short story A Visit of Charity Eudora Welty illustrates the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Marian who is a Campfire Girl that is paying a visit to the Old Ladies Home in order to earn points as a Campfire Girl Marian thought that this would be an easy task that would take just a little of her time and an insignificant amount of effort on her part She even brought a potted plant for extra points Marian thought that she was going to visit a sweet and kind little old lady but she encountered not one but two old ladies who were far from gracious and charming The visit was not at all like Marian had expected She received many growling insults from one of the miserable old ladies and the other old lady tried to play on Marians sympathy to get money Even though her name implies that she was bitter and rebellious Marian endeavored to exhibit love and kindness by visiting a nursing home However her motives for the visit were far from endearing and compassionate Her statements and actions reveal that she was deceptive aphonic apprehensive selfish and self-centered nave unconfident and apatheticThrough her statements it shows she was deceptive aphonic and apprehensive Marians deceptive approach was evident because she was there on the pretense of doing a good deed but in reality she was there only to earn points as a Campfire Girl This statement reveals her deceitful manner Marian the little girl did not tell her that this visit would give her a minimum of only three points in her score Welty 639 Marians aphonic conduct continuously found her at a loss for words She could not even remember her name when asked by one of the old ladies Who are you Welty 640 Marian forgetting her name answered the old lady Im a Campfire Girl Welty
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