Eudora Welty 's A Worn Path Essay

770 Words Feb 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Phoenix Jackson was on old, small, negro woman who live far out in the country. She was poor, uneducated, and her vision is bad. Phoenix wore a long, dark dress and an apron made of sugar sacks. She also wore a red rag on her head, she had wrinkles in her face, and the shoes she wore were unlaced. She carried a thin umbrella that she used for a cane. After reading Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path,” we see Phoenix Jackson as an old woman who lives life in her own reality. Phoenix Jackson has a grandson whom she cares for. The child swallowed some lye years ago and Phoenix travels a worn path to town in order to get the child’s medication. Phoenix sets out on her journey and begins to talk to herself. Phoenix said, “Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits, coons, and wild animals! Keep out from under these feet, little bob-whites… keep the big wild hogs out of my path. Don’t let none of those come running my direction. I got a long way.” Phoenix speaks aloud to let it be known that she is not going to let anything stop her from reaching town. Phoenix path takes her through many obstacles that she must go against to get to town. An example is, she come to a hill that she must go up. She said, “Seems like there is chains about my feet, time I get this far.” Phoenix looks at the hills as though it is pulling her back and trying to get her to turn around. When she reaches the top she looks back down the hill as though she is letting the hill know that she…

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