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    Eudora Welty

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    Eudora Welty, a Mississippian writer, wrote stories of life and passion, focusing on human emotions rather than their actions. Originating from a life of literature and photography, Welty exhibited an understanding of existence far beyond others. She had a way with words that was generally applauded, yet she spoke little about her own life. Despite her sense of independence, Welty kept a sense of humbleness and invited many to her house for a conversation. While she is known for her deep sense of empathy, Welty’s childhood was actually one of peace and civility. In her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, Welty was born on April 13, 1909 to Christian and Chestina Welty. She was the youngest of three children and the only girl. Although Eudora…

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    Eudora Welty Journey

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    "A Worn Path," by Eudora Welty, this is the story of I Phoenix Jackson, an elderly woman who has to undergo a journey to a nearby town. For some people this journey might be easy and straightforward, but for me whenever I have to go into that town it tires me out. The reason for this troubled journey is that my grandson is sick in bed. I had to overcome many obstacles to come across the town like climbing a hill, going through woods, climbing a fence, and crossing going across a stream by the…

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    learn, the more places you will go.”-Dr. Seuss. Eudora Welty, an author that lived from 1909-2001, was raised in a closely-knit family that resided in West Virginia. The passage is about Welty’s unique love and passion for reading; however, the librarian, Mrs. Calloway serves as an obstacle to Welty. Welty desperately attempts to quench her thirst for books. Welty possesses an insatiable love for reading and books that is demonstrated by Welty overcoming the obstacles in which Mrs. Calloway…

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    Eudora Welty A Worn Path

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    In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path”, Phoenix Jackson, the old black woman who journeys to town, is reborn whenever she has a goal to work towards. Throughout the story, Phoenix faces challenges along the way to town. However, after she reaches the end of her well-traveled path, Ms. Jackson forgets why she made the journey and seems to distance herself from the people around her. As soon as she has a purpose again, the old woman is reinvigorated and ready to work towards her goal once…

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    Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. Her parents were Christian and Chestina Welty. She attended high school at Jackson’s Central High School from which she graduated in 1925. Welty is considered one of the most distinguished graduates of the Jackson Public School system. After high school, she attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus and then went to study at the University of Wisconsin, where she received her bachelor’s degree. After this, she…

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    In recent decades, a great deal of scholarship has emerged regarding the topic of mythological and fairy tale appropriation in Eudora Welty’s various works, especially in her short story collection The Golden Apples. Secondary to her utilization of myth and fairy tale is the accompanying gender role reversal evident in her re-structuration and characterization of the traditional tales that she chooses to interpret. However, the fact that scholars like Rebecca Mark, Joseph Millichap, and Lauren…

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    Symbolism is a key element in the story “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty. By implementing certain things into the story that contributes to the journey of Old Phoenix, the reader is able to better comprehend and make sense of why Phoenix goes on her adventures. After reading, the reader will get to know the purpose of her trips, and the kind of character Old Phoenix is. There are many different obstacles Phoenix faces, and many objects within her trip that symbolize her journey of life. One of…

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    Eudora Welty crafts a short story centered on an old, African American woman, Phoenix, journeying to a destination far from her home. Phoenix embodies all the essential qualities of a successful journeyer, such as perseverance, endurance, craftiness, and courage. Through her journey, Phoenix is tested many times, and she always answers with resilience and confidence. Phoenix is a character that crosses instances of death many times, but instead of being afraid, she welcomes the challenges. It is…

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    As humans, we face constant trials and tribulations whether that be physically, financially, emotionally, or even mentally. One author in particular, Eudora Welty, uses the theme of tribulation in her stories and ends with some sort of optimism. In Veronica Makowsky’s biography of Eudora Welty’s life titled Welty, Eudora 1909—published in 1998 in New York, she explains the root of Welt’s writing in one sentence. Makowsky claims, “As her views of the human capacity for imaginative and…

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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…

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