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  • Grandson Phoenix
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    Critical Analysis Eudora Weltys A Worn Path depicts the journey of Phoenix Jackson, an elderly black woman. At first, this journey appears to not be for any apparent reason. Phoenix travels over hills and through the woods, enduring multiple hardships, encounters with disrespect, and moments of loneliness. By the end of the story, the reader realizes that Phoenixs trip does have a goal. She walks to get medicine for her sick grandson who swallowed lye (p. 105). The theme that runs through the st...
  • Nickel And Phoenix
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    "A Worn Path" The short story, "A Worn Path", is about an old Negro woman named Phoenix who travels a long distance to a town to get medicine for her grandson. The trip is extremely long and tiresome for an old lady but she feels that it is her duty to get her laboring grandson the needed medicine. Throughout the story, Phoenix encounters dreams, harassment's, small triumphs, jolts to her pride, some flights of fancy to console her, a cause to be ashamed, and a moment to dance and preen. In her ...
  • Old Phoenix's Down The Worn Path
    900 words
    A Worn Path Detail of an elderly Negro woman's journey from deep in the country to town, the while on mission of love. Phoenix Jackson, an elderly Negro women who is frail, old and has many handicaps, she lived during trying times and because of her race, faced many challenges while growing up, Eudora Welty brings the story, "A Worn Path", to life through the use of the character Phoenix Jackson and symbols. While overcoming challenges her character is born. The story is based on an elderly Negr...
  • Story Phoenix Jackson
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    In the story A Worn Path, Eudora Welty shows an old woman living in a time period where racial prejudice is rampant and out of control. Phoenix Jackson is a grandmother whose only motivation for living is to nurture her grandson back to health. The strength of love may make people do or say unusual and implausible things. The central idea of this story is that love can empower someone to over come many life-threatening obstacles. The idea is shown when an old woman conquers all odds against her ...
  • Hunter And Phoenix
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    The Journey of Life As I began to read this short story about a painful and tedious trek an aged grandmother endures she has made for the last three or four years to the city with one intention in mind, to get a medicine for her chronically ill grandson. On a cold December day she repeats the same journey again. As we read, it appears to be about a long journey the woman has made throughout the entire story, but by carefully examining the theme, it tells us that there is a greater message than j...
  • Old Phoenix
    500 words
    "A Worn Path", written by Eudora Welty concerns the life of an elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, and her enduring love for her chronically ill grandson. Her enduring love for her young grandson is what keeps her going. Her life is one full of amazement. She is frail, old, and encounters many struggles. Though she manages to overcome all the trials, along with her brief lapses of mentally wondering. When she comes to her senses she realizes that she needs to be on her way and quickly moves on. Amaz...
  • Phoenix Jackson And Old Woman
    820 words
    In Eudora Welty's story, "A Worn Path", Phoenix Jackson, and old woman, is making a trip to get some medicine for her sick grandson. The reader can easily infer that Phoenix is an elderly lady from the initial paragraph and other references to age throughout the story, but Welty only puts those descriptions and things said by Phoenix so the reader gets to know the character. The fact that she is old is just showing that she is steadfast and strong willed. Phoenix is running into obstacles and sh...
  • Phoenix's Journey Through Life
    769 words
    We are all faced with trails and tribulations but we will eventually reach our goals if we have faith. Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path uses Phoenix Jackson's often traveled trek to Natchez to symbolize the journey through life, by using an ancient bind to describe Phoenix. The spiritual aspects and emotional aspects of Phoenix's life are also portrayed by the different trails she must endure before reaching her goal in life. The name Phoenix itself portrays an unending fellowship. Phoenix is a unive...
  • Indications Of Phoenix Jackson's Old Age
    527 words
    "A Worn Path' by Eudora Welty, is the tale of the unstoppable love and care of a grandmother for her grandchild. The conflict on this short story is how can love can break barriers. The love of Phoenix for her grandchild would make it travel a long A Worn Path journey, even she would put in danger her own life because of her old age. Survival plays a big role on this tale against love. The description of Phoenix Jackson at the beginning of this story gives a clear glimpse of how difficult this t...
  • Journey Phoenix
    997 words
    A Worn Path A worn path is a story about a woman named Phoenix Jackson who needs to go a journey to town to get medicine for her sick grandson. It is a trip she has made before many times before (hence the title A worn Path) but there is something special about this trip, something different. In this paper I plan to dwell into the symbolism behind the Legend of the Phoenix and its relationship to her journey in the story. The legend of the Phoenix is about a fabled sacred bird of ancient Egyptia...
  • Natural Symbolism And Phoenix Jackson
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    Eudora Welty?'s? A Worn Path? is a story that emphasizes the natural symbolism of the surroundings. The main character in the story, Phoenix Jackson, is an old black woman who seeks out to find medicine for her sick nephew. This story contains a motif, which is the continuous walking of Phoenix Jackson throughout her journey. She lives in the pinewoods and faces the challenging experience of walking through the snowy, frozen earth to get to the hospital in the city of Natchez. Phoenix Jackson is...
  • Guilty For Being Hateful To Phoenix
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    In the modern short story, Eudora Welty clearly develops Phoenix Jackson as a main character who indirectly manipulates other people. Phoenix, as the speaker in? A Worn Path? holds the status of an old Negro woman who continues the everyday cycle of life. Although, in reality Phoenix is an average human being, who feels she must be rewarded for living. Phoenix believes that humanity owes her something for the troubles she encounters throughout her lifetime. When Phoenix says to the hunter, ? tha...
  • Phoenix's Old Body
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    "A Worn Path' "Phoenix"A Worn Path' Essay, Research Paper "Phoenix Jackson: Mind Over Matter' by Mary Anderson Novelist Eudora Welty is often studied and adored by many readers; her much deserved recognition comes from her brilliant, deeply compassionate, and lively stories and novels (Ford 36). Like many of her stories, Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path' is set in Mississippi. In "A Worn Path,' Welty focuses on an old woman's journey to Natchez and on the many obstacles that she encounters along the ...
  • Phoenix's Journey Through The Woods
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    Love Conquers All In "A Worn Path" Eudora Welty's plot is not all that clear in the beginning of her short story, but progresses as her character carries on against all of the overwhelming forces against her. In this short story a black elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, must overcome the odds against her as she valiantly travels through many obstacles in order to contribute to the wellness of her grandson, for whom she is making this trip down "a worn path". It is at this point that all of Welty's...
  • Phoenix Jackson's Old Age
    517 words
    Conflict in? A Worn Path? Conflict in Eudora Welty?'s? A Worn Path? was not apparent at the beginning. Why was an old sick woman in the forest during winter? The reason became clear towards the end of the story revealing the obstacle was obtaining medicine for her grandson. What kind of society did this woman live in that she had to go all the way from her home in the countryside to the city by herself to get the medicine? The conflict is that of individual versus society and the four problems t...

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