Everyday People Encounter Challenges That Stand In Their

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Everyday people encounter challenges that stand in their way of achieving their goals, but with sheer determination most accomplish their mission. In the short story “A Worn Path” written by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson, the main character, has a mission to complete while confronting many challenges. The challenges that Phoneix must overcome on her journey to get medicine for her grandson are those of humiliation, old age, and numerous of others. Throughout the story Phoenix overcome these challenges by using her ability to preserve, her need to find humor in the day to day aspects of life, her determination, and most of all the love she has for her loved in. These are just a few characteristics that both Phoenix and I have in common. A…show more content…
Everyday I have to persevere through challenges that my depression brings such as a lack of energy or even a lack of motivation. If I did not posses the characteristic of perseverance, there is no way I would be able to get out of bed each and every day and continue on with my life. Another characteristic that both Phoenix and I have is common is that of determination, once we set out to do something there is nothing that can prevent the task from being completed. One of the first challenges Phoenix encounters along her path to get her grandson medicine is wild animals. As the story unfolds readers can see that Phoenix does not want anyone or anything getting in her way of completely this mission. One example of this in the text is when Phoenix starts her journey and starts talking to herself. She says,¨ Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits, coons and wild animals!...Keep out from under these feet, little bob-whites…Keep the big wild hogs out of my path. Don’t let none of those come running my direction. I got a long way.¨(457). With this statement the author is able to adequately betray Phoenixś sheer determination to walk this path despite all the wild animals. I relate to this characteristic of Phoenix, because i myself have a strong willed determination. Growing up I was taught that once you start something you never quit rather that be a sport or even yard work. To this day when I start a task I follow it to the
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