What Are The Obstacles In A Worn Path

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Every person encounters various roadblocks throughout life. Some of these impediments could be brought by societal mindsets, others from mental and physical aspects of life. You can only move on to achieve your goals by overcoming these blockages. In this short story, ‘A Worn Path’ by Eudora Welty, the many obstacles that Phoenix Jackson, the main character, represent the hurdles that she must overcome to reach her destination. Even before describing the journey that Phoenix set out upon, Phoenix herself is a deterrent. She is old in a society that values the young, poor in a wealth-oriented culture, black in a community where whites are superior, and a woman in a time when they are considered inferior. Her age and physical disabilities, such
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