Symbolism In A Worn Path By Eudora Welty

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Symbolism of the Journey Kimberly Larese Eng.125 Introduction to Literature Ms. Julie Alfaro March 3, 2013 Symbolism of the Journey 1 A Worn Path "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty is full of symbolism and theme that makes this an interesting story. Phoenix is an old Negro women who is determined to get to town for the medicine for her grandson and she will not let anything nor anyone get in her way. And the struggles she faces along the way. But also racism not just because of color but the way she is treated but some of the people.…show more content…
2010) That is when we find out Phoenix is there for grandson. As he nurse was asking how the boy was she just sat there staring like she forgot. Then she spoke "My grandson. It was my memory that had left me." She had forgot why she made the long trip. ( Clugston, R.W. 2010) After receiving the medicine she looks at it the sticks it carefully in her pocket on the front of her apron. Then the attendant had a change of heart she asked "Should I give you a few pennies out of my purse?"( Clugston, R.W.2010 ) Then she rose and told the attendant that she would go to the store and buy a little windmill for her grandson. "He going to find it hard to believe there such a thing in the world. I'll march myself back where he waiting , holding it straight up in this hand." ( Clugston, 2010

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