In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O, a loving and peaceful family ends up divided. A family was perfectly sane until Stella-Rondo, the sibling’s sister, decides she is coming to live back home again.From then on out, the jealousy between the two sisters commenced. Welty states, “Stella-Rondo is exactly twelve months to the day younger than I am and for that reason she’s spoiled.She’s always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away” (431). In this scene, the sister is saying how Stella-Rondo is the baby in the family and because she’s the youngest child in the household she gets whatever she desires. In addition to Stella-Rondo getting whatever she wants, she doesn’t even have appreciation for what her family gets her and eventually she discards everything that is given to her. Arnold L. Gesell was a psychologist, who helped develop the field of child development, and was the first director of Child Study Center where he studied the different behaviors children had and he also wrote Jealousy. Gesell’s Jealousy is about the psychology of human jealousy ranging from infants to matured adults, and the different aspects of jealousy. Gesell states, “One kind of jealousy should not be irritated and should be dreaded as much as most insidious disease. This is the chronic jealousy between sisters and brothers. The infantile variety which is transitory and explosive leaves no marks; but there is a more sinister variety developed in later childhood and adolescence, which may leave ineffaceable scars” (486). Jealousy should not be taken lightly because it is something that can affect someone’s life forever. Even if it’s between two sisters, brothers or even a brother and sister it should be cared for in a manner, in which neither party feels left behind, because even though you may not see the affects of jealousy it is there. Gesell states, “It should be remembered that children crave…

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