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The journey that takes place in Eudora Weltys A Worn Path truly is a special symbol The journey is a symbol of the hard fought freedom African Americans have won Old Phoenix the main character symbolizes the Africans that had been looked down upon that fought for their rights Old Phoenixs grandson symbolizes the future The medicine Old Phoenix journeys out to get for her grandson symbolizes the faith of the African Americans who had fought racism The faith is the key to her grandsons and others freedom Old Phoenix encounters some things and these encounters have special significances The encounters symbolize the hardships Africans of the 1930s and before go trough before their rights are recognizedBefore knowing where Old Phoenix is off to she is described as very old and small She uses a cane in the dark pine shadows during a frozen December day An old lady stuck in a frozen place is the first symbol of struggle Old Phoenix comes upon some animals that are other symbol of hardships But determined Old Phoenix yells Out of my waykeep out from under these feetI got a long way The reader becomes aware of Old Phoenix and foreshadows she wont give up until she reaches her final destinationOld Phoenix encounters hills and she shows signs of weakness as she says Seems like there is chains upon my feet A trembling Old Phoenix encounters thorns but after scolding the thorns stands free She later comes upon a creek that she must cross Here she must face the hardest challenge so far She must cross the creek by walking on a log to the other side As Old Phoenix rests she dreams of a boy giving her marble cake and as she reaches for it the boy disappears This is a sign that life is not easy If you need something you have to go get it This is something African Americans had to realize in
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