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We are all faced with trails and tribulations but we will eventually reach our goals if we have faith Eudora Weltys A Worn Path uses Phoenix Jacksons often traveled trek to Natchez to symbolize the journey through life by using an ancient bind to describe Phoenix The spiritual aspects and emotional aspects of Phoenixs life are also portrayed by the different trails she must endure before reaching her goal in life The name Phonix itself portrays an unending fellowship Phoenix is a universal symbol of resurrection and immortality It sets fire to itself by choice only to arise again as a New Phoenix In route to the city both travelers stop ceremonially for restoration The Phoenix burns itself by choice and rises again Old Phoenix stops on her journey to rest after doing so she appears to be showered with youth Phoenix left the tree and had to go through a barb wire fence There she had to creep and crawl spreading her knees and strecthing her fingers like a baby trying to climb the steps Wetly relates Phoenix to the bind many times in the story directly and indirectly She was also described as a solitary bind Phoenixs age and color also symbolizes the bind a golden color ram underneath and the two knobs of her cheek were illuminated by a yellow burning under the dark Her hair was a black but with an ordor like copper Phoenix may also be portrayed as a mother bird going out to get nurturing for her baby The reader may visualize her grandson ad a bird in the nest for his mother He wears a little patch quilt and peeps out holding his mouth open like a bird Phoenixs death portarys her undying love for her grandson On Phoenixs journey through life she encountered spirited aspects that have an impact on her life References to Christ are abundant such as when Phoenix has an
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