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In analyzing the story The Worn Path written by Eudora Welty I have taken what was printed in black and white and translated the meaning to the colorful outlook on life which was intended by the author Finding the literal and true meaning of what an author expresses sometimes entails looking past what has simply been written The author of this story has taken familiar situations and characters to which a reader can relate in order to present a revelation on life which is sometimes difficult for people to grasp when presented in its original form Since no two people are alike each person has his or her own interpretation of literary work The way in which a person interprets or reacts to a story often reflects the inside being A person who has lived a sheltered and well-grounded existence will have a different perspective on life than one who has seen and has had a taste of the real world The same can be said about the author of a story He or she may be writing a piece which is purely meant to express his or her outlook on life This can open up new ideas and allow a reader to experience the whole picture of lifeIn A Worn Path the main character of the story Phoenix Jackson is given human traits and is viewed as a relative imitation of human life She is very determined but due to her age and mental condition her reliability is limited By being an old and senile yet wise person Phoenix has been stereotyped in order to be identified as such Phoenixs character is tied into the plotwith a relative conflict The story line consists of an elder woman making an extended trip to a doctors office to receive medicine for her sick grandchild The relative conflict is based upon Phoenix as the protagonist in the story The antagonist in one instance in the story is
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