You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. Phoenix encounters three main difficulties crossing the log, falling into the ditch, and meeting the man. Marlow, who goes on his journey to meet Kurtz, already has a fascination with Kurtz after listening to many people along the way. Though the story does not tell us where the mother of this child was, it does indicate that the child was depending on his grandmother to help him, and it also seems as though the child was all old Phoenix had, and she did not want to loose him. When she realizes it is in fact just a scarecrow she is happy and dances with it for a moment.
She then asks Phoenix to take a seat and inquires about her grandson. Teaching strategies for Eudora Welty, from educational publisher Cengage. Her role in society is an old black woman in a white world, though she is not ashamed of her inferior position. She plans to take her two nickels and buy her grandson a paper windmill. Throughout her walk on the worn path she is met by harsh weather, distance, obstacles, and people. Although I feel as though there are many literary elements throughout this short story such as characterization and theme, I also feel as though symbolism is very important as well. This was not only because she cared for him, but because she loved him.
McHaney, at Georgia State Univ. The fusing of fantasy and authenticity is absolutely essential for the story to be told in the way that Welty desire. She had to travel very far to reach the hospital for his medicine. One of the themes or ideas that run through the book is entrapment. A worn path is full of symbolic things. Symbolism may be hard to decode at times. Welty takes the reader into the mind of her powerfully conceived central figure, Phoenix, in a way that allows the reader to fully inhabit the mind of this person at certain time and place in which what is real and what is only imagined commingle.
Although she encounters many hardships on the way, she never gives up because she is on a mission to help the one she loves. The readers won't find out right away the plot of the story or why Phoenix won't give up her exhausting trip to town-the conflict of this story-especially on a very cold day. She tells the nurse that he is not dead, he will recover, and that she will keep coming for his medicine as long as he needs it. One of the attendants offers to give Phoenix a few pennies as it is Christmastime. Through her usage of dialogue and symbolism, Welty illustrates the lasting concept that people conquer hardships in life and ultimately prevail. Seeing a buzzard and wondering what it is looking at, she muses on the difficulty of her task and the help God grants her.
Though rejected it later returns as a imitated nationwide. I think it is the conflict between the old woman's will power and. Colors are also… A Worn Path A Worn Path by Eudora Welty is a short story about an elderly women- Phoenix Jackson and who is taking a long journey though the woods into town to acquire medicine for her sick grandson. When she reaches the bottom of the hill, she is forced to make her way over a creek by inching across a fallen long. After the Civil War, life was very difficult for everyone, as the country had faced severe losses in the north and south, not to mention the conditions of southern land. This also depicts Phoenix's old age.
. Phoenix thanks them, rises, and begins to leave. GradeSaver, 27 August 2016 Web. She is going to Natchez to bring back medicine for her grandson, who is suffering for years because of swallowing lye. It teaches the power of selfless love, and also that there are people in the world who make sacrifices for those that they care about.
Then Phoenix is confronted with her next obstacle in the form of a bush grabbing at her dress. I believe the conflict in the story is an internal one. Another important factor for incorporating the Christmas season, could be the spirit of giving and the importance of family that comes with the holidays. Sitting down to rest by a tree, Phoenix imagines a boy handing her a piece of cake, though she gets up quickly after realizing this is only a reverie. As she reached for it, the cake vanished. After this the nurse reveals that the doctor has said that as long as Phoenix can come get it, he will provide the medicine as charity.
She carries a cane and switches it at imagined animals in the bushes. The difficulty of her as yet unexplained journey is made clear in the way something—her body, her mind — pleads that she stop. She makes it to town where she asks a woman carrying packages to help tie her shoe. I believe that the name Eudora Welty gives our main character is very symbolic. She was an accomplished writer, ballet dancer, and painter. The author Eudora Welty chooses Phoenix Jackson to symbolize through color, her appearance, behavior and overall journey a Phoenix bird.
Hawthorne explored this through Hester's success story. In the story, Phoenix Jackson makes regular trips to Natchez. When we are introduced to the main character she is wearing a long apron and a striped dress that reaches her ankles. Welty uses this hunter as a representation of how whites treated blacks. In A Worn Path an older woman by the name of Phoenix Jackson takes a long road full of hardships to achieve a goal, which is to get medicine for her grandson. A Woman of Amazing Character Will-power and determination plays a major role when it comes to people accomplishing goals and performing the tasks they are given.
The hunter claims that he would give her money if he had any with him, and tells her again to stay home so that nothing happens to her. The attendant hands Phoenix a nickel as a Christmas gift. The main character is Phoenix Jackson. In the short story, A Worn Path, an elderly colored women named Phoenix Jackson walks a path to get to a town called Natchez. The couple faces a very difficult decision about this baby because they are not willing to give up their immature life style. That desire is to endow a real life event which could not be more mundane—a walk by an old woman to see a doctor—with far more mythic properties. It shows her indomitable spirit, and the fact that she would do anything for the child.