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In Eudora Weltys short story A Worn Path we understand that you can achieve anything with motivation The woman in this story Ms Phoenix Jackson had to go through many obstacles just to get some medicine for her sick grandson She makes this trip like clockwork for the past three years she has been doing it In this story you will see the struggles that a grandmother will make for her grandson Ms Jackson has to withstand people mental obstacles and natural obstacles she comes across In this short story Ms Jackson also has to deal with the obstacles of people This story takes place in 1940 Mississippi which is pre-civil war era The only people she encounters is white Ms Jackson deals with the white hunter This hunter finds Ms Jackson in a ditch and helps her up but after helping her up he sticks a gun in her face but she is not scared and stands up to this man He asks her where she is headed and she tells him to town He tells her that is too far and she needs to go home While in the town she waits for someone to come along to tie her shoe Then she finds a white lady to tie them It is as if Ms Jackson knew to ask a lady to tie her shoes The last two people she talks to are the secretary and the nurse at the doctors office The nurse calls her Aunt Phoenix and asks about her grandson The nurse gets the medicine for his throat and tells the secretary it is for charity case Then the secretary tells Ms Jackson that it is the Christmas season and she gets money out of her purse because she feels sorry for Ms Jackson All of the people Ms Jackson encounters are all caring people and they help her in some way They also call Ms Jackson grandma or
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