In the book, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, the setting of Bybanks is important to Salamanca because it has everything she loves. One of the things Sal loved the most about Bybanks was nature. When Sal lived with her mom and dad in Bybanks she had a lot of trees and animals around her, like pigs, cows, a maple tree, and especially the singing tree. So moving away from all those things significantly impacted her. On page one Sal says “No trees?
In the story “A Worn Path,” by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson’s characterization, symbolism/imagery, and conflict are shown while she is on a journey to get some medicine for her grandson. First of all, Welty represents characterization through Phoenix Jackson’s bravery and determination. The story states that, “She was very old and small and she walked slowly in the dark pine shadows”’ (275). As a very old woman it is not safe for Phoenix Jackson to be walking by herself in the dark woods rather should be at home. However this shows how brave Phoenix is going all this way when it is dark and going to go get medicine.
The short story, “A Worn Path”, by Eudora Welty, the narrative is told from third person, limited to the main character, Phoenix’s, thoughts. The story takes place in the 1940’s, the main character being an older black woman making a journey through a forest by herself in order to reach town and get medicine for her sick grandson. Phoenix must climb steep hills, cross a wet log over a creek, and deal with the harsh treatment of the people she encounters on her way to the hospital to achieve her goal. Phoenix may be an old woman but that does not stop her from making this long and dangerous journey to get into town. The point of view Welty choses allows the reader to see Phoenix’s physical, emotional, and mental strength the reader would not have seen from first person.
De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see.” (31) Nanny believes that the black female is as hapless as a mule when it comes to subjugation. This is demonstrated by Janie’s forced marriage to Logan Killicks, a middle-aged farmer. Janie thinks she has no choice but to marry him, much like a mule has no choice about who its owner is. She is then forced to work like a mule by Logan, who desires a partner in the field. The incident of the “town mule”, when Jody “rescues” Matt Bonner’s mule (p 55-62), is more than just a humorous moment in the book.
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.
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” critiques the American South Describing Emily’s vibrant life full of hope and buoyancy, later shrouded into the profound mystery, Faulkner emphasizes her denial to accept the concept of death. William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” takes place in the South during the transitional time period from the racial discrimination to the core political change of racial equality. Starting from the description of her death, “A Rose for Emily” tells the story about the lady who is the last in her generation (Emily Grierson). Being strong, proud and a traditional lady of southern aristocracy, Emily turns into an evil, unpredictable and mysterious old lady after the death of her father. Even though “A Rose for Emily”
“A Worn Path” describes the journey of an elderly black women named Phoenix Jackson who walks from her home to the city to get medicine for her sick grandson. As she walks, she struggles against mental fatigue and poor eyesight. She mistakes a scarecrow for a ghost until she realizes it is not a ghost. She also meets a white male who seems nice, but is rude with his commits about trying to make her go back home. When he drop a nickel, she quickly realizes it was money.
Nevertheless she exposes again her racial prejudice when she talks about her black nurse in a bad way “but how can she know the best thing for me to do, this ignorant, obstinate old negro woman” (p.). Here Antoinette uses the term “negro” as a pejorative one, manifesting her “white superiority”. Besides, after having asked Christophine
Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path” represents the journey of an elderly black woman, named Phoenix Jackson. In the beginning, this journey seems to have no meaning at all. Phoenix travels through the woods, encountering many obstacles, engagements of rude comments, and moments of loneliness. Later, in the story the reader starts to realize the journey does have a purpose. She takes this walk to get medicine for her sick grandson.
Kate Constable 's time slip adventure tale, “Crow Country”, explores that racism is a major idea in today 's society. Set in Boort, a small country town in Victoria, Constable underscores how people such as Sadie, the protagonist, can start to feel like they belong. As a result, she is able to solve the mystery of the stones and she begins to feel that she is included. Sadie is disappointed when her mother, Ellie, drags her to the country. Sadie didn 't feel like Boort was home until, she makes some friends, like Walter and Lachie.
The Character of Eugena (Skeeter) Cox Eugena is a bundle of contradictions, Skeeter wants to be a writer, but her mother wants her to be a wife. She is a twenty-three year old white lady with the book featuring the real stories of the black women maids who worked for white families in her hometown in Jackson Mississippi. Eugena was a caring young. She attempted to make sure that the maids didn’t hear the lady league talking about them. She also let the maids she also let the maids help her with the book that she was writing.
The way of African–American women life in the 1930s could be consider as never escaping the slave life. The Great Depression in America had forced domestic service to be the form of employment for black women. Black women had two choices in that time to either live with the family who she slaved after for or live on her own. The slave life haunted the black women for centuries because of one reason which was being colored. The reason nobody cared or have to give in sympathy for those that endure a burden life.
Her grandmother told Janie that black women were the mules of the world (Hurston 14) , representing that they are the lowest of society and are used by people. Although the main ideas are clear, the symbolization in each of Janie’s marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake all symbolize different ideas. To begin with, Janie’s relationship with Logan was prearranged and she had no say whether she wanted to marry him. At first, she was optimistic and believed their marriage will be what she dreamed of. Soon reality sets in after her grandmother died and she realized her dream was not going to come true.
Old, lonely ladies like Adela Strangeworth could suffer from boredom. One would also think that she would probably like to work in her yard. And one could even think of her living in a small town, where she would probably also know all of the people. If one visualizes all these clichés when an old lady was mentioned, one now has a pretty good picture of Miss Adela Strangeworth, the protagonist of the short story, “The Possibility of Evil’’ by Shirley Jackson. Miss Strangeworth is 71 years old and lives in a small town.