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What are the themes, conflicts, and symbols of the short story "A Visit of Charity" by Eudora Welty?

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The theme of the story is shown by the irony in the title. Marion's visit derives from selfishness, not from charity. True charity comes from within, and her childish ambition is totally at odds with generosity of spirit.

The central conflict is internal to the girl, who does try to get past her negative feelings...

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