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A Worn PathA Worn Path by Eudora Welty is the tale of the unstoppable love and careof a grandmother for her grandchild It tells a story of sheerdeterminationas Phoenix Jackson makes a long journey into town to get medicine for herchronically ill grandson She strives forward despite frequent obstaclesinher way that include her own failing health and the grandchilds slimchanceof survival Phoenix Jackson is an old Negro woman who continues forwardover barriers that would not even be considered a hindrance for the youngThis is a journey which she has taken before and now the time comearoundshe must travel it again She begins her journey to town on a brightfrozenday in the early morning in December Phoenix Jackson is very old andsmall and walks like the pendulum in a grandfather clock ever socarefully with her thin small cane made from an umbrella The description of Phoenix Jackson at the beginning ofthis story gives thereader a glimpse of how difficult this trip is going to be for an elderlywoman such as her The description Her eyes were blue with age Her skinhas a pattern all its own of numberless branching wrinkles are indicationsof Phoenix Jacksons old age She supports herself with a cane strivingnotto fall with every step she takes She wears a dress reaching down to hershoe tops along with an equally long apron of bleached sugar sacks withafull pocket This just adds to her difficultiesAs she begins her journey she talks to herself and warns Out of my wayall you foxes owls beetles jack rabbits coons and wild animalsKeepout from under these feet little bob-whites because as she says I gotalong way She is determined to go down that path despite anything thatmight come between her and getting the medicine for her grandson Thisshowsthat her body may be worn out but the attitude that she takes and desirethat she has in order to get the medicine for her grandson are not Inaddition her shoelaces
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