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The symbolism in A Worn Path by Eudora Welty teaches what a person can do for a loved one This story relates the journey of an old black woman who goes through a path that confronts her with many adversities She manage to overcome them in order to get medicine for her grandson at the doctors office which as described in the story is a long way from where she lives The description of Phoenix Jackson at the beginning of this story gives of a glance of how difficult this trip is going to be for an old woman like her This description gives us a version of a woman that has been physically worn out by work and age A person that manages herself not to fall with every step she takes Furthermore she wears a dress that makes it even more difficult to move through the trail which she takes to go to get the medicine for her grandson However she has started a trip that will confront her with many adversities and she is determined to finish it This whole story is filled with symbolism that explains what a person is capable of doing for a loved one At the beginning of her journey Phoenix urges all the animals of the forest to get out of her way because as she says I got a long way A Worn Path 1301 She is determined to go through that path despite of animals or anything that comes between her and her final destination This statement shows that her body may be worn out but the attitude that she takes and desire that she has in order to get the medicine for her grandson are not Also her physical capabilities are put into test when she goes through the trail First of all she has to face a hill It is clear that a old
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