Eudora Welty A Worn Path

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A worn path is a short story by eudora welty about an elderly african-american woman named Phoenix Jackson and her trek through the wilderness to get into town. It’s set in the 30’s and she’s on the journey to obtain medicine from the local pharmacy for her grandson. The story details the struggles she faces on her trek into the town of Natchez, Mississippi as well as the people she meets. At it’s heart this story is about love and perseverance, Phoenix’s determination throughout the story is out of love for her grandson as we learn at the end. “We is the only two left in the world” she’s the only family he has and vice versa. “So the time come around, and I go on another trip for the soothing medicine" it’s the story of an old woman who

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