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A Visit of CharityWhy does welty copnclude the story in this way

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Posted January 23, 2012 at 4:07 AM via web

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Why does welty copnclude the story in this way

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thekid8746 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 23, 2012 at 4:08 AM (Answer #2)

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Why does welty conclude the story in this way

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM (Answer #3)

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The story is a metaphor. When the girl scout visits the old ladies, she is baffled and horrified. As she leaves she eats a bite out of an apple, returning to reality from the misery of the home. The home itself is grotesque and unreal. The apple is real. By biting it, the girl forsakes the horror of the home for her reality, hoping she never has to accept theirs.

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