Phoenix Jackson's Short Story 'A Worn Path'

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A Worn Path is a short story about Phoenix Jackson and her danger filled journey to town to get medicine for her sick grandson. She faces discrimination, bitter cold, nature, wild animals, and exhaustion. All the while battling the effect that old age wreaks upon her mind and body. The journey combined with the challenges and the motivation to cure her grandson makes this short story a romance. Although it is not the typical romance of a brave knight battling a dragon to save the princess, it is a story of a woman taking on danger in order to help her grandson. Phoenix faces many challenges on her journey to get medicine. She faces discrimination against her color, age, metal disease, and poverty. At the time in history discrimination against
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