Eudora Welty Journey

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In The passage “A Worn Path” Eudora Welty shows that a simple journey can be seen as heroic and courageous through the eyes of others. Phoenix is frequently shown sacrificing herself for her grandsons needs, illustrating her compassion and bravery as a hero. “ Doesn't the gun scare you... No sir, I seen plenty so off closer by.” This quote indicates how much love and compassion she has towards her grandson, she’s willing to risk her life just so her grandson can get the medication he needs. For some people her journey would be seen as a very simple, but for phoenix she’s very old and not able to do the things she used to do. Phoenix is trying to get the medication for her grandson and is willing to take risk to get her grandsons medicine.

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