Phoenix - with no education she might not have been taught...

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Phoenix The legend of the Phoenix is a bird that was red and golden and resembled an eagle that periodically regenerated itself, when it reached the end of its life (500 years), it burned itself on a pyre of flames, and from the ashes a new phoenix arose. In the story of the “Worn Path” Phoenix Jackson was an old woman nearing her hundreds talking a journey to get medicine for her ailing grandson. Many of the passages in the story one could be interpreted as stages of death. The thorny bushes could be a time in her younger life when the road got tough and she saw it as being pocked by different situations. Being so careful as not to tear her fragile dress might say that because her family was poor it could have been the only dress she owned. She crossed a man that dropped a nickel and her foot covered it as to say she had stole in her younger years because
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Unformatted text preview: with no education she might not have been taught that it was wrong. Upon entering the doctors office she asked a young woman on the street to lace and tie her shoes for her because although taking a journey with untied shoes is alright one must look presentable when entering a business or building. Once inside she had forgotten why she had taken the journey in the first place. With either Alzheimers or dementia setting in that could be the burning of the soul and after she received the medicine and started to walk out the door could be the birth of a new soul to indoor the journey home. The grandson might not even have been alive and this story definitely could have been the process of stages of death....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENGL 301 taught by Professor Aro during the Spring '08 term at Allan Hancock College.

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