In Eudora Welty’s quick story “A Worn Path” we’re launched to the principle protagonist, Phoenix Jackson, an previous, weak, and poverty-stricken “Negro lady” who describes her journey from her dwelling to the town to get drugs for her sick grandson. All through the story, her love of her grandson permits her to beat varied bodily, emotional and psychological obstacles but in addition, offers her an important braveness, motivation and dedication. As she takes this extended stroll throughout the woods, lots of her traits are revealed Phoenix makes an attempt to proceed on a protracted and treacherous journey by way of the woods to Natchez.In the course of the journey having many obstacles in her method reminiscent of her previous age, the chilly climate, ditches and hills, thorns, wild animals and a hunter with a gun, she falls, will get again up and retains on towards the purpose of getting her grandson’s drugs. She doesn’t flinch within the face of those doubtlessly harmful conditions due to her love and dedication to her sick grandson. Amazingly, previous Phoenix can go about her journey almost with out her sight and he relies upon solely on the steps of her toes for path.
Though she walks alone, she doesn’t really feel lonely or really feel sorry for herself and she or he tells the animals to remain out of her method. Additionally, Phoenix is aware of effectively sufficient to vary her habits and pull herself collectively upon coming into the large metropolis, the place she is at all times well mannered and courteous to the city’s individuals. For a lady of her age, she manages to drag herself by way of all of the tangles she will get herself into. Phoenix retains her religion, by enduring to the top and surviving by way of the love she has for her grandson.Nothing frightens Phoenix, not even a scarecrow at the hours of darkness of the woods. Strolling throughout a log together with her eyes closed is without doubt one of the daring issues she does. A hunter alongside the way in which approaches her and tries to make use of his gun to undermine her.
He’s rude to her by referring to her as granny. The hunter unknowingly loses a nickel, then instantly previous Phoenix devises a scheme to scrape up the shiny coin. She has already decided in her coronary heart what she’s going to buy with this windfall. Phoenix would somewhat not buy one thing of want.She has attained some cash alongside her journey and she or he has in thoughts to return with a present for her grandson, who’s ailing and on their own again dwelling. Phoenix perseveres regardless of obstacles of each form, bodily her journey is arduous, emotionally she should settle for the abuse of the white hunter, and spiritually she should take care of the heartache of a sick grandson. Phoenix’s dedication is instantly seen all through the story.
She has made the journey selflessly, for another person’s sake. “We’re the one two left on this planet,” she says, revealing her robust dedication to her grandson and her sacrificing nature.