Analysis Of A Worn Path By Eudora Welty

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Analysis on the story“A Worn Path” Eudora Welty in her short story, “A Worn Path” talks about an old lady living in a time period when racism is widely practiced and out of control. Phoenix Jackson is a grandmother to an ill grandson and her only purpose of living is to provide medicine to her grandson. Her strength of love towards her grandson is unconditional, which makes her do insane things just to make him survive. The main purpose of this short story is to say that our love to our people can empower us to overcome curtain fears. Hence, that idea of love is shown through Old Phoenix’s life when she overcomes life threatening challenges just for the sake of her grandson. Throughout the short story, Old Phoenix conquers many obstacles that …show more content…
She says with laughter. “My senses is gone. I too old. I the oldest people I ever know.” Thus, the difficulty of her journey may be caused by her old age. Another hinderance she goes through is the trap that fell into during her journey. For somebody her age, it would be extremely hard to survive on your own though she did. One of the biggest mental obstacles is racism. She knows what she is going to see and face once she gets to the city. “A charity case, I suppose,” says an attendant who sat at the desk before her. Implying that old black women are supposed to be some kind of a charity case. Also, the fact that she is very poor and living in an outlying area of the city gives the impression that she is unwanted. Due to her extreme poverty, she takes money from other people, like the hunter and the nurse. “It 's Christmas time, Grandma,” said the attendant. “Could I give you a few pennies out of my purse?” “Five pennies is a nickel,” said Phoenix stiffly. The implication, which the attendant makes when she says that it is Christmas time, proves that Old Phoenix is seen as charity …show more content…
Welty uses a very constantly style that changes periodically all over the event’s of the story. Since she goes as a black old woman, Phoenix experiences hurdles that an elderly white lady would likely easily pass. In spite of the fact that Phoenix displays enough self discipline and quality to overcome such difficulties, Welty insights to the reader that this lady did not need to face this trip as she did. In similar determination, Phoenix really compels the reader to give up on prejudice, and to see exactly how essential this battle for equity is; pretty much as a loving person would continue through any challenge for his or her kid, so should black people endure to accomplish

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