What Is The Reflection Of A Worn Path By Eudora Welty

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I have chosen to reflect on the short story called, “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty. In the beginning of this story, I did not believe it would be something that I would be able to connect with. However, as the plot continued, I was surprised to find that I was intrigued and questioning the main woman’s motives, reasoning, and faith. In the following paragraphs, I am going to explain how I interpreted this story and can relate it to my life. First, the story revolves around its main character, Phoenix Jackson. She is trying to make it to town and has do go through many obstacles to get there. She encounters a barb wire fence, wild animals, and fallen trees. The journey alone made me think of how much life tends to through at a person. We all have our own battles that we struggle with daily such as: an illness, unemployment, or death. Every single day you have to make the choice to get out of bed and complete your daily task and responsibilities. Phoenix continues to power through her mishaps such as getting caught in the barb wire fence, and presses on. At this point, I still didn’t know why she is on this path but I suspected it must be very important to her. When she makes the statement, “Now comes the trials,” I knew she was determined to get to her destination no matter what she encountered. Therefore, I kept reading to find out why this character continues to walk down the path. Next, Phoenix is knocked down by a dog and is unable to get up until a stranger helps her

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