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.
Imagine, a grandmother with no one to help her and no way to get to town except by trekking through the woods just to get medicine for her sick grandson. A trek that takes this old lady up a hill, through thorny bushes, and over a stream with no way of getting across except for a log laid over it. A world where this exists is the United States of America in the early to mid-1900s. As the old lady sets off, immediately she encounters difficulty, a hill, the first threshold. Welty’s depicts Phoenix as a determined character on a long, difficult journey to the doctor’s office to elevate her journey to that of a hero’s.
The story “A worn path”, author Eudora Welty uses metaphorical phrases to describe the main characters journey to the city. Phoenix Jackson shows determination, endurance, and bravery throughout the story and wouldn’t let anything slow her down. At the beginning of her journey, Eudora Welty shows Phoenix’s determination when the path she walked ran up a hill. “Seem like there is chains about my feet, time I get this far.
Literature often illuminates the shared aspects of human nature. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, explains, “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” Both Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” and Bernard Malamud’s “The First Seven Years” illustrate the importance of unconditional love to humanity.
A Worn Path is an essay by Eudora Welty describing an old black woman, by the name of Pheonix Jackson, who travels to get her grandson the medicine he needs. The story is less about the goal of getting the medicine and more about the encounters this old woman has with her environment. This environment in question is an active antagonist per say, and an all around obstacle to the woman’s journey that she has to overcome to reach her goal, including hazards such as a barbed wire fence that she had to crawl under. This, combined with her poor vision as she mistakes a scarecrow for a “ghost” until she reaches out and touches its sleeve, and her intense fatigue give more depth to her character as whole and shed light on how strong her convictions
Introduction: In the story “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty shows the character Phoenix Jackson as living in a time period where racial judgment is out of control. Phoenix Jackson is a grandmother whose incentive for living is her grandson. She has many obstacles both physically and mentally through her journey. Thesis: In “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty creates a fictional character, Phoenix Jackson who is forceful, wise, and loving. Body Paragraph #1: Forceful Phoenix’s feet act as her compass, testing her strength though the woods.
Heroism is shown through Hermione Granger, a character from the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling. It's a series about the life of a famous, teenage wizard named Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. More specifically, Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who wants to overthrow the wizard governing body, become immortal through murderous ways, and kill everyone who doesn't follow him. Hermione shows heroism through braveness, intelligence, and protectionism. She sacrificed her childhood for the greater good; she erased her parents' memories of her to protect her parents during the wizarding war with Lord Voldemort.
Loving Others Love can significantly impact people’s actions, helping them persevere through hardships to continue communicating with their loved ones. In “A Worn Path,” by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson makes regular trips to the town of Natchez to get medicine for her beloved grandson who swallowed lye. During one of her trips, she encounters many obstacles, including her cataracts and age, a thorny bush, a log laid across a creek, and a racist hunter, though she is able to reach the town regardless of all of them. Once she is there, she purchases the medicine, and with money that she steals and begs for, she also buys a paper windmill for her grandson. Phoenix uses love as a reason to persevere in uncomfortable situations for her grandson,
In life, everyone has a goal that they want so badly to accomplish, but there may be a lot of things in your path trying to hinder you. There are two stories that have helped many people to stay positive and to push more. The “Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence and “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty are very similar because the themes of both are the stories are persuading us to push no matter what the situation is. “The Rocking Horse Winner” and “A Worn Path” both are stories that have their ups and downs, but they both help us to understand the importance of patience, love, and courage.
Eudora Welty describes “The Worn Path” as being not so much on the life or death of the grandchild but more so on the journey itself. While the poem “Traveling Through the Dark” is a journey of thought that is more so on the journey to reach a decision than the decision itself. Therefore the process of the journey is more important than the outcome, due to the lessons it has to teach the reader and the development of the character. Both are faced with obstacles to overcome, that affect or influence them along their path, helping to find their identities.
The first time that Phoenix could have abandoned her mission in the short story “A Worn Path” is when she encounters the thorny bushes. Each time the Phoenix removes one part of her dress another part gets caught. She carefully removes her skirt from the bushes because she refuses to let her skirt get ripped. The thorny bush represents Phoenix’s life, once she has overcome one obstacle there seems to be another one in her way. Phoenix meets these obstacles in her life head on and shows a sense of humor.
While living in America, a land of freedom, it didn't change the fact that the whites are more superior. The story “A Worn Path” starts in the 1940s, where blacks are treated differently as if they are not on the same level of whites. It was shown in the story explaining Phenix’s difficult journey to town. Although blacks are treated differently, phenix kept moving forward even when she had difficulty because phenix was determined to go to town and get the medicine for her grandson.