In the short story, “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty follows the journey of an old, frail woman named Phoenix Jackson on a long walk into Natchez, Mississippi where she has to get medicine for her grandson. The trip becomes especially difficult because of her age, and in mid-trip she forgets the reason for the struggle. At the end of the journey she remembered, retrieved the medicine, and decided to buy her grandson a Christmas present with the ten cents she had acquired during the day. Although, there is a deeper meaning that conveys simple life behind the journey, as well as the story, a simply beautiful story with many techniques and devices that employs an intricate and densely complex form. Even though it is not clear to anyone quite what it is, the story seamlessly holds a lesson of life.
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
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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.
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When Phoenix arrives at the medical office the attendant rudely assumes that she’s the patient until the nurse comes out. The nurse then defends Phoenix by saying “ Oh, that’s just old Aunt Phoenix,” and “ She doesn’t come for herself - she has a little grandson”. Phoenix later states “My little grandson, he sit up there in the house all wrapped up, waiting by himself,” meaning that he most likely lives with her and not his parents, who may or may not be around. This displays that Phoenix is a grandmother as she calls him her grandson, she’s willing to make a trip just for him and says “ We is the only two left in the world” showing how much she loves him. When characterizing Phoenix she could be considered struggling.
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