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Love Conquers All In A Worn Path Eudora Weltys plot is not all that clear in the beginning of her short story but progresses as her character carries on against all of the overwhelming forces against her In this short story a black elderly woman Phoenix Jackson must overcome the odds against her as she valiantly travels through many obstacles in order to contribute to the wellness of her grandson for whom she is making this trip down a worn path It is at this point that all of Weltys readers hearts open up to this poor elderly woman as she makes an attempt to carry on her love for her grandson by taking a long journey down a familiar path in order to get medication that seems to help ease his sickness pains However there are many forces against Phoenix that Welty includes in her story in order to make Phoenixs adventure end in a victory Poverty old age and her journey through the woods are all of the odds which Phoenix must overcome Poverty is a major hardship that most of us will never have to face but in Phoenixs case poverty is present everyday in her and her grandsons life Since she is in this state of poverty Phoenix is not able to enjoy lifes luxuries as others do and must make do with what she can As she begins her journey it becomes clear that she lacks the money to pay for transportation to and from town therefore she starts down her path carrying a thin small cane made from an umbrella 132 Although Welty never really emphasizes what this is used for the reader can assume that she uses it because she does not have the money to buy the actual cane needed to help her walk properly Another conflict dealing with poverty arouses when she feels it necessary to steal from a hunter she encounters in
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