In the short story, “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty introduces an elderly, African American, woman named Phoenix Jackson, whom for two or three years has made a long quest to town to get medicine for her ill grandson. Initially, Phoenix must overcome many obstacles to reach climax of her journey. Eudora Welty uses these obstacles to demonstrate the theme of her story, which is that Phoenix’s ambition/hope was the leading role in her preserving. The first obstacle that displays Phoenix’s determination to succeed, was when she came to a hill during her quest to town. Phoenix said, “Seem like there is chains about my feet, time I get this far” (Welty 464).
When he confronted the buffalo, he noticed that the cow regenerated back to life and it stunned him to see this. During his confrontation with buffalo bull, he was not awarded another cow which caused coyote to go back home in shame and never receive the buffalo that he always wanted. The lesson is taught that disobeying rules and regulations can have a negative impact even when you think it won 't. It is thoroughly stated from the evidence that tricksters may seem to find an easy way, but it’s the harmful risks that could make a path turn into a whole new different
Bant sees the mountains as beauty and her home, so she goes to great lengths to protect and preserve it. She sneaks onto the property several times, posing potential of being arrested, as well as putting herself in harms way, and last minute decides she has to stay behind and can’t move to North Carolina with Jimmy Make. She did all of this for the land, her
She is a woman that made world history because of her outstanding courage and loyalty for everything. However, she was always involved with her husband, children, women rights, and always trying to help every situation she could. Even when her ideas did not follow through, she would try again with her outstanding amount of courage she had built up in
She also donated time to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and War Camp Community Service. Phoebe tried to assemble a shooting regiment of women both in WW1 and the Spanish-American war. Both times she was denied, but she still performed in demonstrations to soldiers who were about to go into battle. Annie did not let being a woman stop her, and she didn’t let being turned down stop her. Annie Oakley had many accomplishments, but certain ones stand out more and were more important than the others.
Prompt #3: “A story that takes place in a wild and natural setting might include characters struggling against nature to survive.” Working Thesis: Phoenix Jackson, an elderly African-American woman on a journey through rural areas faces human and non-human obstacles whilst traveling to a town and ultimately why she made the long travel for her sick grandson’s medicine shows true compassionate love. Welty, E. (1941). A Worn Path. A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty. Reprinted by Russell & Volkening for the author.
In “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, many hero qualities are displayed by the main character, Phoenix Jackson. She is a strong-willed and brave old lady who is going from her home out in the country to the city to get her grandson medicine her needs. Even though she does not physically look like a typical hero, her emotions are at the same level as any superhero. Phoenix may seem as though she doesn’t have everything together a lot of the time, but she gets the job done.She also falls under the category of hero due to the many qualities she portrays. ‘The hero’s way isn’t always direct or clear.’ This is very true to Phoenix in several ways.
In the work, “A Worn Path, “Welty has developed a short story that uses characterization, symbolism, imagery, and conflict in a hero’s journey. Phoenix says “Thorn bushes and barbed-wire fences, log bridges and hills are major barriers for her.” (Welty, Edora 2/5) As Phoenix pursues this heroic challenge she acknowledges the temptation and fear built in her crossing a deep forest in the health condition she is found in. Welty gives the character the willingness having an ambition to conquer her journey. Upon many other Phoenix Jackson was well aware of what she was approaching making her build fear. However crossing the first threshold of overcome the first obstacle in the journey Phoenix acknowledges her hero’s journey has just yet begun.
“A Worn Path” describes the journey of an elderly black women named Phoenix Jackson who walks from her home to the city to get medicine for her sick grandson. As she walks, she struggles against mental fatigue and poor eyesight. She mistakes a scarecrow for a ghost until she realizes it is not a ghost. She also meets a white male who seems nice, but is rude with his commits about trying to make her go back home. When he drop a nickel, she quickly realizes it was money.
This character in my opinion would be described as selfish. Tessie Hutchinson said "You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn't fair!” This was said when her family was chosen in the lottery. I believe that She said this because she realized she might die this is selfish because everyone had an equal chance to win.
With the help from the woman that he stumbled upon, Inman successfully makes his way back to Cold Mountain. He then meets Ada, both people were unable to recognize themselves from their changed appearances because of the four years of not seeing each other during the war. Ada invites Inman to her farm and the two conversed, and made plans for the future. After a few days of arriving home, Inman gets caught by Captain Teague’s protege, Birch, and got shot in the head. Ada runs to Inman and comforts him until he sadly passed away.
In the second graphic novel, Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl, the reader get to know the character Mindy McCready, also known as Hit-Girl, a little bit better. At the beginning of the comic a few gangsters go looking for Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, killing every self-styled superhero that can not give them information about them. As soon as Dave and Mindy get back to normal life Mindy wants to start as Hit-Girl again, which is harder than she thought because her stepfather knows about her secret identity and does not want her to start again. While Red Mist, alias Chris Genovese, is planning his comeback as a super villain, Mindy is teaching Dave everything she knows about fighting and he is showing her to be a girl in normal life. Mindy has to drug
Having to allow her money hungry mind take over, she allows Tom to beat her. Able to play a wealthy woman’s rule being involved with Tom, she began to act like a snob. Later in the novel, George finds out that she is in an affair, but not with who. He gets angry and locks her in their apartment over the garage he owns. Working sickly, George tries to make enough money to move out west to get her away from the city.