A Worn Path: What Was Phoenix Jackson Doing Out There?


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At the beginning of Eudora Welthy's "A Worn Path", there was not much reason given for such an old lady being out in the middle of the woods during the middle of winter. It was only towards the end of the story that we find out why she is making this long journey. When we find out that she has made this long journey to get medicine for her grandson, it makes you wonder what kind of place does she live in. Do they not have a doctor of any sort that could provide help to her grandson, or was there not an easier and quicker way for her to get to the doctor's office in the city.
During her journey through the forest, she encounters problems due to her old age and her fading health and ...

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of a will and is "going to bend over backwards" for her grandson and will do whatever it takes to make sure that her grandson is healthy until she can not any longer. Another thing is the doctors and nurses know about the condition of her grandson and did nothing to help other than give her some medicine and sent her on her way. This was just one description of the lack of respect that was present in her society. In our society, were are taught always to respect our elders and help them in any way that we can. Why was there none shown for Phoenix?
"She carried a thin, small cane made from an umbrella, and with this she kept tapping the frozen earth in front of her," (94) was a description that the author gave to describe her fading health. How was that Phoenix had almost no eye sight and was able to make this long journey through the woods? This is a tremendous feat that very few people could even try to attempt. How many times had she made this journey into the city? Another ...

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