Welty creates a story that contrasts the cruelties and injustices of human nature with the balance and order of nonhuman nature. Readers are left to wonder what kind of medicine can provide healing to the world Phoenix journeys through. (Claxton, Mae Miller 74) Once you conquer one quest another one comes in line to make you be a better you, as for Phoenix she decides to buy her grandson a windmill showing love towards her grandson allowing a new journey to
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.
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 excerpt begins by stating, “It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning.” This shows that Phoenix’s journey is not an easy one; it’s cold outside and early in the morning. Phoenix continues on the path up a hill. While she is walking along the path, she thinks, “There is chains about my feet, time I get this far.” These chains immediately portray thoughts of slavery, which would cause one to think of endurance. While walking up the path, Phoenix has had to overcome obstacles while it seems like death is in the form of chains around her feet. Even so, she continues onward to freedom.
I always get nervous when reading poems because I am nervous that I will not completely understand the poems; however, I could understand these poems. What I learned from the poem titled, “Cancer Winter,” was that the doctor exclaimed “You’re cured,” the women felt the ache of her missing breast (Salcman and Collier, 2015). The doctor quickly jumped in to explain how exciting the cancer was gone, but having your breast remove is a big transition and can take some time to get use too. It appears she was feeling mixed emotions about having the cancer gone, but adjusting to her new reality. In a poem titled, “Mammogram” accounts a women’s experience with the possible chance of having breast cancer (Salcman and Collier, 2015).
The common theme in A Worn Path, by Eudora Welty, is perseverance, which is shown through imagery, characterization, and the setting. The story uses many tactics to show that people should never give up on their goals, no matter what struggles lie in their way, and this is shown through the character of Phoenix Jackson, who encounters several physical and mental struggles on her journey. In the very beginning of the story, the setting is already shown, and it is shown to provide the audience with the knowledge that Phoenix is not travelling in easy conditions, “It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning.” Phoenix chooses to begin her journey in a cold winter month, and also in early morning before the sun has had time to
I am 39 years old and I have a chronic health condition; diabetes. I have followed my physician’s advice and the information I have from my nursing practice to maintain a healthy lifestyle and try to manage this disease. Despite my best efforts and other possible underlying autoimmune disorders; I have developed a wound that continues to fester and grow unabated by wound care and medication intervention. And, it is unfortunate that this wound cannot be mediated by surgical intervention as it is contraindicated. And yet, it has educated me in the day to day experience of the population that FHZ services.
One of my favorites is Horse Diaries told from the horse’s perspective. A true classic and my all time favorite was Black Beauty, I memorized up to page sixteen and would repeat the hardship over and over in my head. Then the most inspiring horse book I have read so far has been Misty of Chincoteague. It gave me the inspiration I had for my ten year Grandma Trip to Chincoteague to see the “Pony Swim”. My Grandma and I woke up at 3A.M.
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.
The book Baghdad Burning by Riverbend is an exceptional piece of literature. This book is a compilation of blog entries from an Iraqi woman living in Iraq during and after the war in 2003. This woman calls herself Riverbend. Riverbend discusses many paramount issues for Iraq during 2003 such as bombing occurrences, the politics of Iraq, and Islamic culture. Iraq and America have many cultural and political differences, making this book is very enlightening for American readers.
Happy trails. Further Reading The Trail crosses many state lines, and the rules for camping, hunting, and campfires will be different in each area. Here are some resources to get you started: Appalachian Trail Data Book 2015: The top selling A.T. guide. Appalachian Trail Conservancy: The conservancy is a nonprofit that maintains the trial, and their website offers lots of first-hand information about the trail and what to expect. Appalachian Trail ‘Thru-Hiker’s’ Companion 2015: A guide that includes town maps, water sources, shelter locations, and more.