Summary Of Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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Fictional stories are special to many because of their masterful use of literary elements to choreograph a story that captivates readers until the very end. The author, Eudora Welty in a short fictional story titled “A Worn Path,” depicts an astounding literary masterpiece as she submerses readers into a scene of the woods and an elderly women with the glow of life on a chilly December day. Craftly using literary elements to deliver her imagination on paper. Each element working cohesively to articulate a story of melodic rhythm. In this story, Eudora Welty uses specifically Setting and characterization to show readers local color, and to captivate readers to the life of Phoenix, the only physical protagonist. The land is natural and fully grown in emphasizing that setting is integral to the rest of the story. Using setting as a strong foundation for the trajectory of the story, the author seeds the themes of Ignorance and neediness, but also love. A small path winds through this forest giving Ms. Phoenix Jackson a place…show more content…
It is seen sporadically throughout the story and give the reader a sense of falsification as to the realty the Phoenix Jackson lives in. As showcased, “She did not dare to close her eyes, and when a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble-cake on it she spoke to him. ‘That would be acceptable,’ she said. But when she went to take it there was just her own hand in the air (Welty 02). This pattern continues as she progresses with talking to a bird and other non-alive setting characters throughout the story. When Phoenix falls over to a wild dog and a hunter comes to help her, she is still out of a unspoken fear of a white man and the reality of color prejudice, but also calm even when he points a gun in her face. This variance in personality continues as she arrives at the

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