Symbolism in "A Worn Path" By Eudora Welty

1096 WordsJun 23, 20185 Pages
Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. In a soccer team named Cruz Azul there is a person who symbolized hope for the team. His name is Christian Gimenez. Because he was injured he now comes in as a substitute. As soon as people see him getting warmed up they start screaming his name. In soccer when you are called up for the national squad most of the players have a sense of feeling proud for themselves because they get to represent a whole country. Also, in boxing when you have a belt it symbolizes that you are a champion. Finally, the United States symbolizes freedom and more opportunities. Most people come to the United States because where they come from the didn’t have much freedom or they just weren’t…show more content…
The buzzard in the story also symbolizes something. In a web page named 123helpme the author declares “the buzzard represents death, but the old woman made her way through the furrow and left death. “Who you watching? (Welty 1275).Phoenix Jackson knowing that the buzzards fly around people who are going to die she tells the bird she isn’t ready to die. In the story the marble cake has multiple symbolisms. They are unfulfilled promises and no racism. In an article web page titled Cummings Study Guides the author declares “perhaps a symbol of the unfilled promises made to black Americans struggling for equality with whites.” When a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble cake… but when she went to take it there was just her own hand in the air.” This quote shows that people promised to give blacks equality, but never got it just like the marble cake their equality rights disappeared. The marble cake also represents racism, in a web page titled bluedov3.blogspot the author states “the marble-cake serves as a symbol of a future with no racism because the two colors are black-and-white and they are swirled together as one.” When a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble cake… but when she went to take it there was just her own hand in the air. These two quotes show that Phoenix Jackson was reaching for
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