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.
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.
Literary Analysis on “A Worn Path” The short story “A Worn Path,” written by Eudora Welty, depicts the journey of an elderly black woman named Phoenix Jackson who walks from her home to the city of Natchez in need of medicine for her sick grandson. Phoenix experiences many obstacles that do not interrupt her trip, but rather make her a stronger woman for overcoming them. In A Worn Path, Welty illustrates her journey through several key symbols: the name Phoenix, the path, and the windmill. Phoenix shares a name with a creature which reflects her indefatigable nature, her constant striving towards her goal, as well as her unflagging optimism and high spirits (Goodman). The Phoenix is a mythological creature that lives for five centuries
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.
The play begins as character Blanche Dubois arrives to her destination after getting off a streetcar named Cemeteries. She went to visit her baby sister, Stella, to inform her of the loss of their home plantation. Also, she had no other place to go, so visiting with Stella meant she had a home. When Stella arrives home, Blanche starts talking and Stella never gets the chance to speak. In the beginning, Blanche
In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, we are introduced to a woman named Edna Pontellier. She is a wife, a mother, and a homemaker who struggles to fit in the ideal “Victorian woman” mold. The expectations of women during the Victorian era was for women to be devoted to her husband, children and her home and it was frowned if a woman were to devote some time for the benefit of herself. The women were like caged birds; unable to use her wings for flight. Throughout the novel, Edna’s dissatisfaction with her life becomes apparent and we see Edna’s journey to independence and self-discovery.
In her autobiography, I Came a Stranger Hilda Polacheck reveals the conflicting role of women in the late 19th / early 20th century as workers, caregivers, and social activists in a conflicting age of progress, hardship and missed expectations. Coming from a very traditional Jewish family in Poland it seems that Polacheck was destined to be a full time mother and wife never having immersed herself in the American society where women were becoming more and more relevant. The death of her father changes all of this forcing herself, her mother, and her siblings to fight for survival. This fight is not only what transformed Hilda Polacheck into the woman we remember her as today, but into an American . At age thirteen and even much later after her husband’s death forced Polacheck to go to work to keep her family fed and clothed.
The washwoman obstinately determines to work even though her health fails due to her elderly age. “’I could not rest easy in my bed because of the wash’, the old woman explained. ‘The wash would not let me die.’ (Singer)” In the end, she dies because of the immense stress she puts on her body. Gloomily, the Jewish family she worked for ends up having a funeral for her, despite her Christian faith. Noticeably, The Washwoman proves the undeniable fact of human fatality and loss.
In this story by Gish Jen's called “Who’s Irish?" it tells a story about an elderly Chinese woman living in America as she and her family struggle with issues concerning the correct way to raise a child, and cultural differences between the two families. She is an old fashion elderly lady who migrated from China. When she came to America she had a hard time and struggled to adapt to the new lifestyle. Having a daughter that's married to an man who is not Chinese and having a mixed granddaughter made it more complicated for her to adapt emotionally as well.
The biggest aspects of life a person is guaranteed to face are choices. In Kate Chopin’s story, “The Story of an Hour”, a woman receives mistaken news about the death of her husband. However, she becomes overexcited and dies due to a poor heart condition. In “Regret”, Chopin introduces an old woman who lived her life independently and alone. By the end of the story, she began to resent sacrificing major opportunities in life when she was younger.
:57 AM I TC Ms. Bettie Brown about her progress since leaving Delmar Garden of Chesterfield Mo. Ms.Bettie explained she was discharged because of her weight and her not being able to walk. Bettie stated her neice and sister was taking care of her before she left for Delmar Garden. Bettie explained her brother in law has cancer her neice has a new job.I asked Bettie can she afford to have an home care agency that will provide assistance since she need it right away.Bettie stated she could not pay out of pocket right now because of other obligations. Bettie commented it would depends on her doctor to write up an order to have this supportive care.
Lucy Anne Belle was a 31 year old nurse, she’s a tall, thin, and wears glasses, she’s also a widowed and a mother, her husband died in a tragic car accident. Lucy lives in Washington D.C. Her ambitions was to be a doctor and have a better life for her daughter. Lucy weakness was seeing her loved one dies, and strengths is her daughter and her job. It has been 2 years since Lucy lost her husband.
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”.
May I ask why you are crying here?” the old woman asked with a sympathetic facial expression. Half-crying, Elizabeth told the woman that her mom is dying from a fatal disease, and only an herb named ‘jippio plant’ can cure her. She also described how the neighborhood hospital has the herb, but she cannot afford it. “Hmm… Have you ever visited Mr. Linden’s library?” “Mr. Linden’s library?
In Not Just a Death, a System Failure, author Barbara Morgan criticized the US health care system’s lack of palliative care, painful treatments, and unwillingness to face the end-of-life decision, which leads to many patients suffering the last part of their lives in discomfort. The author centers her argument on the anecdote about the dying of her late mother, who spent several months in the discomfort of intensive care until the time of her death. Moran’s point is one part valid since the treatments for serious diseases are dangerous, painful, and many times only focus on prolonging life rather than improving life. However, she neglected the fact that these treatments are optional, and patients are always open to spending the last part of their life away from the hospital. Treatments for serious diseases are known to have many side effects that deteriorate patents’ health.