A Worn Path By Eudora Welty Essay

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The introduction of historical figures, events, and documents sparked in the twentieth century. Documents such as, the Declaration of independence, Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address are some examples of historical documents. These documents carry such a heavy meaning that the blood and gore that were included are often ignored. Although when the Civil Rights movement is mentioned, there are judgments that are made and accusations that follow. Why so? Because it questions why the Constitution mentions that America fights for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" but denies it to the black community of the twentieth century. In "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson illustrates and represents the struggle that African-Americans experienced in the early twentieth century. Her perseverance through the obstacles metaphorically represent the strenuous lifestyle that African-Americans had to adapt to in the early twentieth century.

In " A Worn Path" Phoenix Jackson, an elderly woman, travels to a distant pharmacy. Phoenix Jackson narrates her travel, she goes through many terrains and obstacles throughout the day.Some of the terrain that she travels are, hills, swamps, forests, and fields.Some of the obstacles she encounters are natural while others are man-made. Although she struggles with her declining health she still travels a excruciatingly long journey to get medicine for her

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