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  • Grandson Phoenix
    2,395 words
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Reality Phoenix
    470 words
    In the story 'A Worn Path' the author, Eudora Welty, develops Phoenix Jackson as the main character who indirectly manipulates other people. The author almost makes the reader feel grief for this old lady who had a very rough life. At the same time, readers observe how Phoenix uses her tragic lifetime as a justification to be selfish. In reality Phoenix is an average human being who feels she must be rewarded for living. She is an old Negro woman who has seen a lot in her lifetime. Her lifetime ...
  • Path
    485 words
    What was intriguing to me about this story was how detailed it was. The author paints a clear picture of what the setting is and the character. The first paragraph of the story is a great example of the author describing the character and the setting. "It was December-a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out there was an old Negro woman with her head tied in a red rag, coming along a path through the pinewoods. She was very old and small and she walked slowly in the dark pine shadows, m...
  • Phoenix Jackson In Welty A Worn Path
    643 words
    Phoenix Jackson in A Worn Path Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits, coons and wild animals! Keep the big wild hogs out of my path. Dont let none of those come running my direction. I got a long way (116). Through the character of Phoenix Jackson in A Worn Path Welty produces a picture of an aging African-American woman in the Jim Crow South. In A Worn Path we learn of the hardships Jackson faces on her weekly journey for medicine to sooth the pain of her grandson. Welty con...
  • Phoenix As A Symbol Of Hope
    877 words
    WORN PATH Eudora Welty brings the story, 'A Worn Path'; , to life through the use of the character Phoenix Jackson and symbols. This story detail's an elderly Negro woman's journey to town, on a mission of love. Phoenix Jackson, an elderly Negro women is frail, old, and had many handicaps, she lived during trying times, because of her race, and faced many challenges while growing up. The story is based on an elderly Negro women's journey into town to get medicine for her sick grandson. Along the...
  • 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...
  • Worn Path Phoenix
    704 words
    What makes the setting so important in the story A Worn Path by Eudora Welty? It was December – a bright frozen day in the early morning. This is how Ms. Welty starts her story. Could you guess by the first line that this story was going to be about some type of struggle? If you have read many of Eudora Welty's stories, you will find that hardship in the South tends to be a topic she enjoys relaying to her readers. This first line is but one of many references to the setting of A Worn Path...
  • 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...
  • Indications Of Phoenix Jackson's Old Age
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    A Worn Path "A Worn Path' by Eudora Welty, is the tale of the unstoppable love and care of a grandmother for her grandchild. It tells a story of sheer determination as Phoenix Jackson makes a long journey into town to get medicine for her chronically ill grandson. She strives forward despite frequent obstacles in her way that include her own failing health and the grandchild's slim chance of survival. Phoenix Jackson is "an old Negro woman' who continues forward over barriers that would not even...
  • 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...
  • Story Of Phoenix Jackson
    463 words
    Eudora Welty's A Worn Path, is the story of a woman that is determined to overcome any obstacles that come before her. Phoenix Jackson is a woman of determination, pride and selflessness. Within the lines of this story, the personality of an older black woman from the south unfolds as she travels to town for medication for her grandson. In the travels to town, Phoenix Jackson takes a path that she is well familiarized with. Once through the thicket, the path goes up a steep incline. Seem like th...
  • Reader Knowledge Of Phoenix's Grandsons Health
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    In Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path,' the problem of the story wasn't clear in the beginning of the story. Why was Phoenix Jackson, a sick old black lady in the forest by herself in the winter? The reason became clear going towards the end of the story; that she was out hunting for her grandson's medicine. Things were very bad for Phoenix because she had to walk from her countryside home to the city to get the medicine. Those weren't Phoenix's only problems; she was very old, she wasn't in good healt...
  • Guilty For Being Hateful To Phoenix
    685 words
    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...
  • Indications Of Phoenix Jackson's Old Age
    1,212 words
    In Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path' the conflict was not apparent at the very beginning. What was a poor, elderly sick woman doing gallivanting in the forest during the dead of winter? The reason became clear towards the conclusion of the story as the action revealed that the conflict was obtaining the necessary medicine for her grandson. When this conflict became obvious, another question came to mind. What kind of society did this woman live in that she had to go all the way from her home in the c...
  • Doctor's Office Phoenix
    853 words
    In the short story A Worn Path, by Eudora Welty there is only one main character Miss Phoenix Jackson, who is in barking on a journey that would lead her to the desired destination. Phoenix's personality would change as she gathered more land with her persistent walking, passing through many different settings. Although the change in scenery is b lately obvious it is sometimes what we over look, when trying to examine the characters attitude, or morals in different situations. The attitude chang...
  • 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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