Analysis Of The Worn Path By Welty

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African Americans have been oppressed for over 100 of years, the stories are written in history permanently in poems and stories. Literature allows a reader to escape from reality and into a story with social wrongs and rights. It connects the real world to a character 's story to act as a “mirror” for the readers. Racism is a topic that can be mapped through pieces of literature worldwide. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Stephen Crane, is a piece about a young boy and his experience with slavery and extreme racism in the south. Capturing important moments in history while the fight for racial equality was raging. “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger…...” (49) This was the…show more content…
“And little lads, lynchers that were to be / Danced round the dreadful thing in fiendish glee.” ( Mckay 13-14)This story was potent because it showed the carelessness of the people living during this time. There was no obvious remorse nor pity for the victims of the unjustified lynching of innocent Americans.
The Worn Path written by Welty tells a story of an African American woman and her path to get medicine she believes she needs. This story represents the path Americans had to take to achieve equality in America. They faced obstacles and intimidation, the road was bumpy and it wasn 't evident that total equality could be achieved. The Story captured moments like a white man attempting to discourage the woman with a dog and gun. This particular event could represent the officers in Birmingham terrorizing the protestors with water hoses and police dogs.
A problem with racism is it can be taught by parent to child because of the way the child is nurtured.” Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair./ It’s had tacks in it,/And
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