“A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty is a story of an elderly black woman “ her head tied in a red rag, coming along path through the pinewoods. Her named was Phoenix Jackson” (Welty 82). Phoenix travels a long journey to town to acquire medicine for her grandson at the doctor’s office and the elderly woman goes through struggles against intense fatigue and poor eyesight, as well as such obstacles as thorn bushes and barbed wire and loose dogs such as.“ A black dog with a lolling tongue” (Welty 84). On that note, this illustrates that Phoenix Jackson overcomes many obstacles to reach her destination. It’s December when Phoenix starts on her journey to Natchez and it is a journey she has taken many times before.
“A Worn Path” written by Eudora Welty outlines the struggles of Phoenix Jackson, an old Negro woman on one of her many treacherous journeys through the Natchez, Mississippi wilderness to a medical clinic in town sometime after the Civil War. She makes the journeys for her infant grandson who is in need of medicine for his throat which he injured by drinking lye on a previous occasion. Phoenix is very determined and persists to overcome all the obstacles encountered on her journey and demonstrates her determination, unselfishness, and courageous nature even though she obviously suffers from dementia. We join Phoenix on her latest journey down the worn path through the thick woods where she is determined to accomplish her ultimate goal. She must keep the animals from scurrying under her feet by swishing the cane about her feet.
Eudora Welty “A Worn Path” “She wore a dark striped dress reaching down to her shoe tops,…,all neat and tidy, but every time she took a step she might have fallen over her shoelaces, which dragged from her unlaced shoes”,- an elderly woman named Phoenix Jackson described as very poor, old person, living in desperation. She is making a journey into town to find medicine for her sick grandson, which we realize later, when she finally arrives at the town. She is old and probably not healthy, we can understand that liong trip to the town is not easy t5o her, but she is still very lively, because she is willing to go through this intricate journey yet again, and it also seems that Phoenix is very fond of life itself, since she talks to the animals in the forest, “out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits...”. Welty writes, “her hair came down on her neck in the frailest of ringlets, still black” , which shows that she is still far from being dead. When Phoenix meets the scarecrow, another symbol for death, she dances with it, as if representing that death is not near.
Latisha LC Isaac Eng 1102 Analytical Essay Corrections October 13, 2012 An Analysis of “A Worn Path”, by Eudora Welty Everyone has their own journey in life, and their path might be filled with many ups and downs. For instance, Phoenix Jackson, much like the mythological bird that rises from the ashes, exhibits great perseverance and strength as she faces difficulties and hardships in the short story, “A Worn Path”, by Eudora Welty. Phoenix, who is very old woman, travels to town, through woods and fields, to obtain medication for her sick grandson. Although the path is worn because it had been trailed a many of times, Phoenix faces many wild animals. However, in spite of the negative connotations that wild animals might be a hindrance to Phoenix, they are actually motivation.
femininity against masculinity in "A White Heron" Since its first appearance in the 1886 collection A White Heron and Other Stories, the short story A White Heron has become the most favorite and often anthologized of Sarah Orne Jewett. Like most of this regionalist writer’s works, A White Heron was inspired by the people and landscapes in rural New England, where, as a little girl, she often accompanied her doctor father on his visiting patients. The story is about a nine-year-old girl who falls in love with a bird hunter but does not tell him the white heron’s place because her love of nature is much greater. In this story, the author presents a conflict between femininity and masculinity by juxtaposing Sylvia, who has a peaceful life in country, to a hunter from town, which implies her discontent with the modernization’s threat to the nature. Different from female and male which can describe animals, femininity and masculinity are personal and human.
No matter how far of the distance is or how hard to get there, she’s just doing this because of love. Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” (Perrine’ Story and Structure, eleventh edition, by Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, page 154-161) is a short story that take place on “a bright frozen day in the early morning” (154) in the December. The story is about an old Negro woman- Phoenix Jackson, how Phoenix gets on the journey and her spirit of the love for her grandson. Phoenix has the strong spirit to persevere the thing she wants to do no matter how hard to be done. Even she knows this journey will be exhausting and full of the obstacles; she is not giving up.
Page 1 Title: A Worn Path Author: Eudora Wetly Setting: The setting of this story begins in 1941 in Southwestern Mississippi countryside in the fields and ends in the town of Natchez medical center. It was very early in the morning on a bright and frozen day in the month of December on Christmas day. Phoenix Jackson is a small and very old lady who started her day walking in the wilderness on her way towards town to pick up medicine for her grandson. She’s has been going back and forth trying to get medicine to sooth her grandson’s sore throat. Plot: The exposition of the story is about Phoenix Jackson an elder negro women with her courage and determination to go against all the odds against her that gives the impact in the story, The rising action of this story begins shortly after Phoenix Jackson went deeper and deeper down the road between high green colored banks.
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Each character plays a part in revealing new information or traits regarding Phoenix. Phoenix first encounters the hunter on her journey across town. She trips in a ditch and the hunter comes to her rescue. The hunter comes across nice at first but as the story goes on hints of racism are thrown at the readers. He constantly calls the old lady “Granny,” which in slave days, the white people often referred to as old women out of