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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Elderly Negro Lady Phoenix
    513 words
    The Long Road Eudora Welty's short story A Worn Path is about a lonely, elderly colored woman and her journey to get to town. The main character fights with herself and nature in her battle to get into town. The reason why Welty's main character is so desperate to make it to and from town is to pick up medicine for a sick grandchild. However, this story expands by use of different literary elements that enable the story to be seen as more than a journey to and from town. The main character in A ...
  • Jilting Of Granny Weatherall The Plot
    521 words
    The short stories, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Catherine Anne Porter and A Worn Path by Eudora Welty, have many similarities as well as differences. Both stories have a simple plot with a theme that is symbolic of their lives. These stories include great characterization, description of elements in the stories, and the point of view. Granny Weatherall is characterized as a very old lady who is extremely stubborn and bedridden. Granny Weatherall is a sickly old lady in denial. She believe...
  • 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...
  • 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's Story
    643 words
    "A Worn Path" is a story of an old woman's enduring courage, and strength, despite scores of obstacles. It begins on a "bright frozen day in the early morning". Phoenix Jackson is making a strenuous journey across a wintry countryside to acquire medicine for her grandson who is chronically ill. She was "very old and small and / she carried a thin small cane made from an umbrella". This clearly shows the reader that she is not suited for this arduous excursion. However, she has made the same trip...
  • Story Phoenix
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    The Journey of Life After reading the short story "A Worn Path", by Eudora Welty, the readers' perceptions about the events in the story are changed by the symbolism surrounding the protagonist and the conflicts present. Through these, Welty created a very interesting story. "A Worn Path" is about a lonely; elderly colored woman and her journey to town on a mission of love. Phoenix Jackson, is old and has many handicaps, but despite these downfalls she manages to fight off nature in her battle t...
  • 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...
  • Phoenix's Strengths Building As The Goal
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    "It was December– a bright frozen day in the early morning. ' It was that day, that "bright' day, that Phoenix Jackson, the main character in Eudora Wetley's "A Worn Path '... walked slowly in the dark pine shadows... ' This practice in contradiction prevails throughout "The Worn Path. ' Wetley utilizes contradiction to show Phoenix's conflict of self versus self while pursuing the ultimate goal of her grandson's well-being. Wetley has demonstrated the parallel in Phoenix's varying pattern...
  • 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...
  • Frail Phoenix And Her Grandson
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    A Worn Path written by Eudora Welty is simple story about an elderly woman's journey into town. The main character, Phoenix Jackson is a poor African American woman who suffers from common geriatric conditions such as senility and fragility. Phoenix is very determined to complete her task; she must triumph over various obstacles, including terrain and prejudice. The reason for her journey, which the reader discovers at the conclusion, is to receive medicine for her sick grandson, who has a chron...

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