Welty does not just go right out and say this, but it is implied within her word choice. After the black dog came up to her, Jackson went into a ditch. Likewise, Phoenix also travels through many perils, despite her age, to get the medicine for her grandson. I think it is the conflict between the old woman's will power and. Another example could be the colors; as everyone is aware that black indicates death, white for purity, and red for danger or passion, purple being the royal color, yellow for violence and lastly blue for peace. In today's society, it's rare to see someone care so deeply about another that he or she would be willing to go to such great lengths to protect said person. A Worn Path is about a courageous old woman looking to find medicine for her sick grandson.
Phoenix Jackson, an elderly Negro women is frail, old, and had many handicaps, she lived during trying times, because of her race, and faced many challenges while growing up. She encounters elements of nature that would stay her progress. The nurse, speaking loudly and slowly, suggests that the grandson will never heal. People can live their whole lives searching for something without even knowing what they are looking for. In a soccer team named Cruz Azul there is a person who symbolized hope for the team. The part of the trace that Phoenix is walking through is unique for the loess soil that eroded to many feet deep. When the reader gains access into the mind of just one character and at certain points the story seems almost narrated by that person is when the whole perspective gets really confusing.
The animals that she is afraid of symbolize her first obstacle in her journey. The student will express, communicate, evaluate, or exchange ideas effectively. The ambiguity impacts how information is interpreted, the choice of narration, and the expressive result of the work. By having the white man point his gun at Phoenix after he helps her from the ditch, Welty may be suggesting that likewise many African Americans were confronted with violence or aggression from white people. Welty narrates it in an extremely direct way, with no interpretations or commentary added.
While sometimes dependent on help from others she is determined to keep going. First, Phoenix shows she is experiencing some Denial hallucinations such as when she. When she arrived at the doctors, the head doctor said it had been three years since he first drank the lye, and that made me think that the grandson was dead. Old and frail, she carries a cane, which she switches at animals she thinks she hears moving in the brush. She did not dare to close her eyes, and when a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble-cake on it she spoke to him.
He lifted her up, gave her a swing in the air, and set her down. In each story we have a grandmother of a different race, appearance, and attitude. We must have your history, you know. The situation comes out well for Phoenix though when the man mistakenly drops a nickel. The story begins when Phoenix makes her way into a forest abundant with wildlife. Phoenix Jackson's feelings and thoughts are different at every situation throughout the story. The gradual movement in the story stresses the woman's perseverance and incredible effort towards an intent she sees fit for such a journey.
It is inferred that Phoenix Jackson was emancipated by the civil war, settled near the Natchez Trace and uses it, as many did, as a country road to get to 'town,' in this case Natchez. For a good portion of the story, Phoenix is making a journey into town to find medicine for her sick grandson. Though the locations are very different they still connect on a different level. If you were an artist, what scenes from the story would you want to paint? The words black and dark are used very often throughout Welty's writing, letting the reader know that the story is a dark one and full of mystery; never knowing what's around the corner. Both of these women narrate the passages and are the main characters as well. She attended college at the Mississippi State College for Women and the transferred to the University of Wisconsin to complete a degree in English Literature.
Materials This lesson includes quizzes, discussion materials, and worksheets for A Worn Path by Eudora Welty. It's well worth a read just for the vivid images it creates. Her back is so rigid she cannot bend down to tie her shoe, and due to her extremely blurred eyesight, she takes tremendous time and efforts to unravel her dress caught by a thorny bush. It is Old Phoenix's love for her grandson that causes her to face the trial of the journey to town, every time it is necessary, with no questions asked. The reverie also suggests how her life might have looked had she and her family lived an easier life — a boy bringing her, in her old age, cake. Vande Kieft 70 2 I believe the conflicts were put in the story to show us the inner feeling of Phoenix.
The fusing of fantasy and authenticity is absolutely essential for the story to be told in the way that Welty desire. A Worn Path is a book set in 1940s' America, where black Americans were still treated differently from white Americans. Then her slow step began on the stairs, going down. Jackson experiences dreams along her way; first she dreams that she sees a slice of cake, then later, in the ditch before the hunter arrives, she sees someone come to help her. The doctor said as long as you came to get it, you could have it,' said the nurse. Phoenix Jackson is a grandmother whose only motivation for living is to nurture her grandson back to health. Phoenix asks one of these people to tie her shoes, and then Phoenix climbs the steps to a big building and enters a doctor's office where she is greeted by a less-than-friendly attendant.