In the story “A Worn Path” Phoenix Jackson has many different characteristics. For example, one of her characteristics is that she is delusional and she might have a mental disability(like alzheimer's) because she is old as in the story it says she is “ a hundreds years old”. In the story it proves that she is delusional because she speaks to herself for example, in the story it says “Ghost” she said sharply, “who be you the ghost of”? Which justs means she making up things for cope with the fact that her grandson is dead and she can’t get over that. Also, she walks the long worn path everyday just for medicine for her dead grandson that died from lye poisoning, according to the nurses at the end of the story, they say “she makes these trips on the regular”, “she lives way back off Old Natchez Trace” which probably means that she walks an exceedingly long time just for “medicine” that their is no use for.
The Worn Path, by Eudora Welty is (a/ another) example of a modernistic narrative during the modern era. The short story shows the life of an old women named Phoenix, who goes on a long journey to town to get medicine for her sick grandchild. This story shows great meaninglessness of life because Phoenix is a very old lady who has to take care of her grandchild, when someone should be taking care of her. In turn the story shows much uncertainty and bewilderment because Phoenix forgets why she made her journey to town leaving much questions to whether or not her grandchild is actually alive.
The short story “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, shows characteristics of realism, such as, common setting, believable characters, and conflicts between people. The story tells the journey of an elderly African-American woman named Phoenix who walks “a worn path” many miles from her home to a medical clinic located in Natchez, Mississippi to pick up medicine for her ill grandson. She faces many obstacles including discrimination and assault on the way, but overcomes them in order to aid his suffering. This selfless journey highlights how love within a family can be stronger than any other love. Natchez is a real city located on the Mississippi river with a population of 15,792.
Suspense novel always makes me feel excited when I’m reading at it. Summary: This book is about a woman (Christine) who lost her memory every 24 hours. The story took place at UK. The main characters are Christine, herself, her doctor, Dr. Nash, her husband, Mike, and her ex-husband, Ben. Christine is very different from people who also got amnesia, because when every 24 hours pass, she would forget everything.
I the oldest people I ever know. Dance, old scarecrow," she said, "while I dancing with you" (Page 289). In this quote, it is appreciated that her mind tried to distract her to finish her path. Phoenix leave her house with one purpose, which was getting medicine for her grandson. Her path has one purpose as the life.
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path,” she illustrates the trials and tribulations a Christian will face on life 's journey to heaven. She tells a story of an old African American woman traveling across town to get medicine for her grandson that was very sick. Her grandson swallows lye, which is a pun in itself on the word lie and how even as Christians there are still times of struggle. Phoenix Jackson the main character in the short story is a little old woman that is symbolized as a Christian that struggles on her path. The timing of the story has a significance in the Christian community.
Blurred Reality In “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, the main protagonist, Phoenix Jackson, experiences a series of obstacles along her journey to get a needed medication for her grandson, being held back by delusions, and the restrictions of nature. The author uses an abundance of symbolism to create an emblematic explanation for the occurrences experienced by Phoenix on her trek to town. While on her way to town, she experiences hallucinations and rough paths, causing her to be temporarily set back. Her past, which is hinted as the past of a slave, creates a safety harness of delusions causing a division between two realities: One that is average and realistic, and the other that is imaginary and almost childlike. In her average reality, Phoenix is an elder lady who can not bend down to tie her shoes and shoelaces ,”...which dragged from her unlaced shoes.” Phoenix hints in this story of her slavery when the hunter ,“lifted his gun and pointed it at Phoenix.” and she just stands
You could definitely see the slight hesitation of Ebony when she thought about her “hallucination”, considering if it was real, and if she should change. Another place where we can see Ebon’s actions showing her emotional change is when the spirit of Christmas present brings her to her bandmates’ hotel rooms and shows her what they are doing and what they are talking about. Ebony is shown her bandmates bad mouthing her, commenting that she is cheap and mean because she couldn’t afford to accommodate them in even a decent hotel. The spirit of Christmas present also shows her her accountant, Ernie, staying with his girlfriend, telling her that he could be so good to her because he skimmed a bit of money from Ebony’s profits, keeping bonuses for himself. Understandably, this angers Ebony, and notes that she would fire him at the nearest chance possible.
Driving home after the ultrasound Zoe, looks in the rear mirror and observes a sickly looking person and thinks of her favorite patient, doctor joke “Well I’m sorry to say, you’ve got six weeks to live.” “You want a second opinion? O.K.,” says the doctor “You’re ugly too (660).” In the mirror Zoe observes her reflection and sees the pain and loneliness that has left her feeling ugly and unloved due to her illness, Evan’s pending marriage, and past loves. These events have affected Zoe’s attitudes toward both love and death while using sarcasm as her
In addition to Gilberts struggles there are also some diversity issues with Arnie’s mother, because of weight gain she has been laughed at and pointed at by the people in her town, that when she passed her children does not want to humiliated again so they burn the house down. I chose to focus on the lack of knowledge and empathy the people in the town had regarding Arnie and his disability, with consideration of the time era in which the movie was filmed. The way the sheriff handled Arnie while taking him into custody and also the doctor’s thoughts on Arnie’s life span. The diversity issues were present well in the film, I watched the movie when it first came out and I can say now that I have expanded my knowledge I am able to see the issues presented in the