Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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“A Worn Path” is a fictional short story written by Eudora Welty during the early twentieth century and it likely occurs during this time period. This story takes place geographically in the South. “A Worn Path” is not simply a story about an old woman making a difficult journey for medicine to help her grandson, it’s about taking pride in yourself and having purpose in your life. This story shows that with pride and purpose many seemingly difficult obstacles can be overcome. It’s through this journey and Phoenix’s actions in the face of her disadvantages that she proves this.
Our protagonist’s name is Phoenix, and it is no coincidence she shares her name with the proud mythical creature of Egyptian lore. The Phoenix of legend is a grandiose

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