Seeing that, she is an elderly woman traveling alone through the woods during the winter. In every way possible she lets us know that no matter what obstacles are thrown at her she was going to get the medicine her grandson needs. But, living during this time it was not safe for her to be traveling alone with no help. The accomplishment of her journey is because of her strength and love for her sick grandson. Although she suffers from many disabilities she is mentally prepared from the obstacles she is about to face.
And another conversation is that “I am too smart to cheat….It is under me” (157).Even though Kim’s mother suffered loneliness ..she is such a bold character to suffer and sacrifice though she got hardships and rejection from Aunt Paula. . “You may need to change your dreams. My little heart, listen. But sometimes our fate is different from the one we imagined for ourselves.
As Albert Einstein States, “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.” Phoenix is a perfect example of a woman living out of herself. This old, frail woman journeys through the woods to a town constantly to obtain medicine for her sick grandson. Welty is one of the most adored writers of her time, giving people literature that warms the heart. In Welty’s Worn Path, three messages can be derived.
The hunter said, “Doesn’t the gun scare you” (Welty 467), Phoenix replies, “No sir, I seen plenty go off closer by, in my day, and for far less than what I’ve done” (467). Yes, the journey is a great risk especially in her condition but Eudora shows how Phoenix’s spirit causes her to persevere in the face of adversity. In the end, Phoenix Jackson reached her destination and received the medicine for her grandchild. What starts out as a long quest filled with dangerous obstacles ends in a meaningful lesson for the readers’. Eudora Welty short story, “A Worn Path,” exemplifies what it means to persevere through any tribulations that stand in the way of your goals.
Sometimes the distaste and hate will lead people have the most powerful passion to gain a successful life. The short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter, depicts the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman Granny Weatherall about how she is jilts in her whole life. However, Granny didn't let this stand in her way of having a successful life because it doesn’t mean that she needed to have everything she desire in life. Even though she never get rid of the jilts, her life was filled with joy and love with her family and career, because those success is what she earn after sustained effort instead of just getting what handed to her life. Sitting around not getting over the jilt was not an option for Granny, but that is why Granny went on with her life, made the most out of her life, and since she did all this her death even reflects her successful life.therefore, jilting becomes the
Pilate grew up without much parental support, but the fact that this lack of meaningful relationships did not cause her “real misery” emphasizes just how much she cares about her daughters.The immeasurable love Pilate has for her daughter greatly contrasts the nearly invisible feelings Milkman has for his own close family, yet it would lead one to believe that she would at least gain something over Milkman for her selflessness. Indeed, this selflessness is brought up once again at the climax of the book as Pilate lays dying in Milkman’s arms, telling him to, “watch Reba for [her]”, then adding on, “I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would of loved ‘em all,” as if it was an afterthought (Morrison 336). Even as she lay dying, Pilate’s thoughts are elsewhere, concerning the welfare of her only remaining daughter, instead of acknowledging her own physical state. A majority of society would agree that these numerous acts of selflessness would justify a reward or salvation; yet in this case, Pilate simply
This is another example of Ma Joads characterization and a development she had. It also shows just how strong Ma has become, and she is considered a symbol of human love, it is a love of family as a whole above all others that she practices. As the family's economic situation worsens, Ma can do nothing to keep them together. This was proven by the fact Granma and Granpa had died before the family made it to California despite her efforts to keep her family whole. In conclusion, Ma Joad is a character that throughout the book grows as a symbol of human love.
With all the struggles that she faces as an elderly women just to help her ill grandson feel better, even though the remedy does not last long because she eventually has to make more tips to and from the clinic. She also encounters a “ghost” but turns out being a scarecrow and turns out having a dance with it. She laughs and remarks “My senses is gone. I too old. I the oldest people I ever know.
“ Saranell sprang to her feet and threw herself against the homespun Jean trousers and worsted shirt” (Carr 135). Even though Saranell was emotionally abandoned by Geneva, she still stood up for her mother. Regardless of the fact that she was emotionally neglected, Saranell continued to love her mother and was willing to sacrifice herself for her. Overall, emotional abandonment leaves children feeling unwanted with no one to turn to for help. No child should go through the pain and neglect that Saranell felt in Leaving Gilead.
Love is a mystery for many people, everyone has their views on what love should be and it is way more than just a definition in a dictionary. Love takes patience and time and not just forcing to find it. In the story, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurstone, the main character Janie Crawford is raised by her grandmother who forces her to marry an older wealthy man. Janie 's realizes that isn’t what true love is and runs off with another man called Jodie. After many years she realizes that marriage didn’t work out either, after Jodies dies she meets a man called TeaCake who she falls for and runs away with.