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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild there is a clear connection with the author and nature that has guided her and led her astray throughout her life. Her memoir covers a pivotal time in her young life when she when from an immature young person to a woman who is self-reliant and able to be happy by her own means. The book is written mainly reflecting on her time on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) when she was between the age 22 and 26 years old also remembering childhood events. Cheryl’s journey starts when her mother suddenly dies of caner and she was only 22 years old. Soon after her brother and sister become estranged, she goes through a divorce, becomes a drug addict, and has an abortion.
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.
In this novel, the character Minny Jackson comes across many obstacles. As the novel, goes on she eventually begins to find herself more, and gets the courage to finally free herself from the power of her husband, Leroy, as well as Miss Hilly. When you find you find confidence and strength, you can get out of a bad situation. Minny Jackson was a strong lady, who everyone would look up to because no matter what was going on at her household or in her life she would never let that affect her interaction with anyone. Although, Minny had a sassy mouth and sassed everyone.
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.
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.