A Worn Path 2


We are all faced with trails and tribulations but we will eventually reach our goals if we have faith. Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path uses Phoenix Jackson's 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 Phoenix's 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 ...

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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. Phoenix's death portarys her undying love for her grandson. On Phoenix's 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 illusion of a boy giving her cake symbolizing communion. There are images of crossing the Red Sea when Phoenix must go through the field of corn. Phoenix visualizes the River of Jordan and the city of Heaven, when she gets to the city and sees all the green and red flashing lights. Awaiting her is the angel who ties her shoes. The hunter that Old Phoenix ...

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