A Worn Path By Maya Angelou Essay

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Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” written in third person and Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” written in first person are two different works of literature. Though they may be two different works of genre and literature; they are very similar in many different aspects of the theme, as for example they both share the same theme and a gripping way to capture the audience. Eudora Welty 's "A Worn Path" is the account of Phoenix Jackson; cheerful, decided voyage. Conquering each hindrance and diversion in her way, she continues on her journey, keeping in mind the end goal to finish her goal. Correspondingly, Maya Angelou 's "Still I Rise" recounts the account of quality and strength amid affliction. In addition, “A Worn Path” and “Still I Rise” has many differences, as for example; culturally, Maya Angelou is able to make the reader feel closer to her poem because it is through her eyes and as an African American woman writing about her quality and strength through affliction it makes the reader connect.

The setting of both works helps prove that, though we may encounter adversity, affliction and obstacles in our path, we can always find a way to overcome it. Welty’s story, “A worn Path”, is written in third person. Phoenix Jackson, the focal character, depicts the setting as going through a path (Natchez Trace) with many obstacles standing in her way, some of these obstructions include an hill “After she got to the top she turned and gave a full, severe look behind her where she…

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