She takes this walk to get medicine for her sick grandson. The purpose of the story is Phoenix demonstrates that determination and will enabled her to continue the journey for her grandson. The two different types of obstacles Phoenix faces, one being the physical condition of her body being due to her age, blindness, and the bad state her mind is in. Without a doubt,
The Tragedy Within: Analyzing “How Far She Went” The dog wouldn’t hush, even then; never had yet, and there wasn’t time to teach him. When the woman realized that, she did what she had to do. She grabbed him whimpering; held him under till the struggle ceased and the bubbles rose silver from his fur. (Hood 414) In Mary Hoods “How Far She Went” A grandmother struggles with the burden of experience, loss and a life of hard decisions; where a girl strives to live in a naïve and free spirited illusion. The paths of a grandmother and her granddaughter soon collide when experience and naivety meet on a dirt road in the south.
During a horseshoe tournament Candy’s wife approaches Lennie in the barn. They begin a conversation, which she wanted, and she tries to socialize with Lennie. Lennie keeps trying to avoid her which leads her angrily yelling at Lennie. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”(Steinbeck 87) This quote shows Curley’s wife’s dream of socialization when she tries to talk to Lennie. By showing anger she shows how tired and desperate she is to get attention and to communicate with others.
Billy is in a competition for hunting and The older men are about to give up because the day is breaking, but Billy knows his dogs will find the raccoon. He is proven right as Little Ann starts to howl and lets them know she has treed the raccoon. That night they are approved for the championship finals. The next day Little Ann and Old Dan fina a raccoon right away. The raccoon escapes into the water on Old Dan 's head.
Marty knows that Judd kills deer out of season, and he hates that Judd chews tobacco and tries to spit it close to people he doesn't like. Marty can't stop thinking about Shiloh. He decides that he has to buy Shiloh from Judd. Marty starts collecting cans and bottles to try to make some money, but realizes it will take him forever to raise enough money to buy Shiloh. Before long, Shiloh runs away from Judd again and ends up at Marty's house.
With the Civil War starting in 1861, Dix became the superintendent of the nurses. She was named the superintendent because of her hardwork and dedication to her people. With her position she was responsible for building first-aid stations, field hospitals, managing supplies, recruiting nurses, and training the new nurses. After the war her main focus was still the mentally ill and she was still traveling around the country helping to renovate and make the hospitals more efficient. Dix was diagnosed with malaria in 1870, she continued to write but eventually was put into the Trenton hospital, a hospital she founded forty years earlier.
In the story “A Worn Path” the author Eudora Welty uses many symbolism that advances the development of the story by going into detail about the harsh conditions she has to travel thru just to get the medicine that her ill grandson needs. While traveling to the medical clinic in Mississippi she encounters unusual situations that “demonstrate great courage and determination when she overcomes every obstacle in her way” (May), even facing a hunter who points a gun at her. When reaching the clinic she was disrespected by the staff and was treated as a “charity case”, but she withstands the humiliation to get her grandson the medication. When heading out on a cold December day she has to walk for about half a day. She demonstrates her fear of the wild animals delaying her travels by talking with them and asking them to keep the wild animals out of her path.
She had seen the Civil War Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built. She died on March 10, 1913 from pneumonia. After her death, Harriet Tubman was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn with Military Honors. In conclusion Harriet Tubman was one of the bravest women of the nineteenth century. She risked her life to helps other enslaved Africans that were in need of help, to achieve their freedom.
On a long foot journey across the country to the city of Natchez, the elderly Ms. Phoenix Jackson encounters many troubles. Though she knows the worn path by heart from traveling it many times to get medicine for her grandson, the travel becomes more difficult as she ages. As she makes her way from the country to the city through the Mississippi landscape she worries about all of the things that could cause delay’s such as wild animals, hills, and thorn bushes, meanwhile forgetting the real purpose of her journey. The travels of Phoenix Jackson show us that no matter how the forces of nature take a toll on your body and mind, the human spirit and nature will always persevere. This story brings into the light how love can be so deeply embedded in a human heart to the point where they do things with love out of habit, and how Phoenix’s unselfish love makes
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.
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.