The short story, A Worn Path written by Eudora Welty, focuses and enhances the idea of perseverance through one’s race and age. Eudora Welty uses these topics in most of her pieces but this story in particular expresses it honorably. A Worn Path takes place far out in the country during the middle of the winter. An old African American woman, Phoenix Jackson, has to take on a long journey into the town to get special medication for her grandson. Throughout the journey, Phoenix encounters many obstacles that she has to overcome to help her grandchild.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
In James Hurst 's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" Hurst shows images of birds and how to watch your actions and the consequences that come with it, consequences can lead to life long regrets. The first spot Hurst 's shows birds is "Dead birds are bad luck, especially red dead birds." Regret symbolizes this quote because Doodle touched the dead bird, and Aunt Nicey told him not to touch it because it was bad luck. Doodle did anyway and he died later in the story. Another spot Hurst shows birds is "For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen Scarlet Ibis from the heresy of rain."
Tanner’s house trying to help Mr. Tanner find the Ivory-billed woodpecker and this creates the mood of hopeful.On page 27, it said”When she got home that night,covered in mud,exhausted,her neck sore from looking up all day,she told her family she was giving up.Gills ever give up Hannah’s father said...we will help you Hannahs mother said”(smith). This confirms that hannah won’t stop looking for the ivory-billed woodpecker because Gills never give up.Then Hannah’s family will help hannah to look for the woodpecker to so that Mr.Tanner can have his property protected. In contrast,In “Following Boo”,Nathan goes inside the woods tripping and and getting cut by the things around him but then the cut on his foot disappears when he puts his foot in a stream,this creates a mood of interested.An example is “Let’s go, I finally told Boo.And that’s when I noticed it:The skin on my feet was completely healed-new as baby’s skin.How could that be possible?I shivered”(pyron).Based on this evidence the setting creates the mood interested because from that detail Nathens foot got healed as new as baby’s skin. That would interest someone because skin does not heal out of nowhere. In conclusion, these two stories have setting that creates two different moods.
In this story, I believe the stage, meeting with the god or goddess, was early on when she received the one of a kind sword that Hanzo crafted for her. After creating this sword Hanzo stated “If on your journey you encounter god, god will be cut”. The stage of temptation doesn’t appear in this story because of her dedication to fulfill her vengeance in honor of her daughter. Beatrix finally goes to confront Bill which can be considered, the atonement with father stage. When she does this, she finds out that her daughter, Bb, is still alive and confronts Bill about it after putting Bb to bed.
A Worn Path In Eudora Welty's short story "A Worn Path" the character Phoenix Jackson is an “elderly woman “who shows great courage to travel through the woods to get medicine for her grandson. Jackson’s grandson unintentionally swallowed lye some years ago which burned his throat, and he needs the medicine to heal him. During her journey, Jackson encounters several obstacles that she face that remind me of my grandmother who would do anything to help us. The character journey shows her strength to overcome many physical obstacle by presents of courage, strength, and love. Phoenix’s courage underlined by her encounters with the young hunter and the clinic employees.
Dedé must now tell the stories of her sisters to anyone that asks. Through telling the stories of her sisters Dedé continues to learn about her courageous kin and their impressionable lives. Dedé begins to feel more and more brave, her and her sister Minerva and Manolo used to play a game called “Dark Passages” as children. The dare was to walk past the railing into the pitch blackness of the night, Minerva would take off into it and win every time. Now as Dedé is standing there alone while Minerva’s daughter Minou is on the phone, Dedé narrates “I walk off the porch into the grass, so as not to overhear her conversation, or so I tell myself.
Eudora Welty 's "A Worn Path," the story of an elderly lady, Phoenix Jackson, setting out to the city to get medicine for her sick grandson. In any case, what is most vital in the story is the profound and enthusiastic quality of Phoenix Jackson and how this determination empowers her to proceed with her adventure. Phoenix Jackson is the main character in Welty 's "A Worn Path." Throughout the story, Phoenix Jackson ventures to every part of the way consistently defeating whatever deterrents she experiences as she endeavors along the way in the commitment for her grandson 's wellbeing. The author conveys a theme of perseverance, uses Phoenix name as a metaphor, which eventually enables Phoenix to finish her objective.
One of her favorite sayings is ‘nothing is perfect’ however, she doesn’t apply her own words to live her life. For example, when her daughter Joy (Hulga) tells her that she must accept her ‘LIKE I AM’; she is unable to do so. Joy lost her leg when she was only ten years old due to some hunting accident and returned home after university to lives with her mother. While away at university she legally changed her name from Joy (happiness) to something she thinks is more appropriate for her, Hulga (or ugly) because of her physical appearance. "Seventeen" (O’Connor 358).
Owlpaw, padded through the forest, her green eyes were transfixed on the entrance to the RiverClan camp. Her mentor Sundawn followed wordlessly behind her. Owlpaw had just completed her final assessment and was hoping to earn her Warrior name. Owlpaw had yet to know whether or not she had passed her assessment. The golden she cat prayed silently to StarClan hoping she had passed.
J. Walls’ conclusion ended with a resolution of her conflict resulting in peace with her parents, past, present, and self. The Glass Castle was a journey of life that ended with the type of peace and content that most adults often find, making it more of an autobiography than a memoir. After being able to comfortably talk “...about some of Dad 's great escapades: letting [her] pet the cheetah, taking [them] Demon Hunting, giving [them] stars for Christmas…” at the end of the book, this becomes even more clear. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban’s closing is different for a variety of reasons. Her "...world has changed so much.
She was struggling to find a job, and didn’t have the relationships for it. She develops the urge to step up, and now make something of herself. This really shows how she matured from the early stages until this point. Another way the Mom’s Up Program impacted Jolly was it got happy about something for once. “Now Jolly never got excited in liking a job before, I know for a fact” (169).
She realized she had been labeled as an abolitionist, and her life was in danger, but she was determined to help her people. She overlooked her safety to help someone in need. “Harriet established the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged on a property adjacent to her own. After undergoing brain surgery to try to alleviate the symptoms from the head injury that had plagued her since childhood, and being essentially penniless, Harriet was forced to move into the home herself in 1911. She died there on March 10, 1913, supported by family and friends”.
You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died. I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why?
Her brother died in front of her, her mother sent her away, and she witnessed almost everyone she loved depart from the world. She had more than enough reasons to quit, but she decided to stay strong through it all. She is brave enough to live with the memories, and rather than thinking of them as a burden, she wears them as a badge of honour. b. "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it 'll make everything good when I go tell my mama that we 've just lost our last one?"(262).