A Worn Path Literary Analysis Essay

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Professor Asher

Fiction Analysis

09 February 2018

Bravery in "A Worn Path"

Everyday people are faced with obstacles that stand in their way of where they are trying to go. This is shown in the story, A Worn Path. Phoenix Jackson is the main character and she is an old, black woman who resides in the countryside. She is on a journey to reach a town called Natchez, so that she can get her grandson medicine. But, along the way she is faced with obstacles. These obstacles do not stop her from where she is trying to go, because through all and all, love inspires bravery. Through the many obstacles that Phoenix Jackson faced, she never gave up her goal which was to get to town
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But, she has to find it by memory, because she mentions in the story that she never learned to read because she never finished school. When she finally finds the right building, she enters and the nurses ask her why she is there. Phoenix does not reply to the nurses most likely because of her old age, and because of the distractions from the challenges she had to face in order to reach the doctor's office. Because of this, she forgot the reason as to why she needed to be there in the first place. One of the nurses recognize her and mention that she has been coming there for years to get her grandson medicine. After that is mentioned, then she seems to recall again her reasoning for being there.

In conclusion, through the many obstacles that Phoenix Jackson faced, she never gave up her goal which was to get to town to get her grandson medicine. She dealt with obstacles since the minute she started walking through the woods. Her age, the wild animals, the obstacles in the woods, the dog, and the hunter were all a challenge for her, but she still kept on going. She had a goal and nothing was stopping her from reaching this goal. Since the goal was for her grandson to get better, that motivated her even more because love inspires

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