A Worn Path Analysis - A Worn Path by Eudora Welty Name Theme Study Find textual proof\/significance for each of the following elements 1 Setting 2

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“A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty Name __________________________________ Theme Study Find textual proof/significance for each of the following elements: 1. Setting- 2. Characters & Significant Purpose: a. Phoenix- Phoenix is a somewhat ironic name because it means rebirth yet the lady is so old. It is symbolic though because every time the old lady encountered a new trial, she rose up again with renewed energy so that she could take care of her grandchild. This is where the meaning of Phoenix plays with the old lady’s character. b. White Hunter- c. Black Children- d. Attendant- e. Nurse- f. Grandson of Phoenix- 3. Point of View: Third Person limited 4. Plot Summary: Climax occurs in the doctor’s office when she forgets and then remembers why
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Unformatted text preview: she made the long journey. 5. Write a thematic statement: 6. Themes: Find Proof for each thematic topic. a. Love-b. Perseverance- (Give specific obstacles she overcomes) c. Racial Prejudice- (show specific encounters with people’s attitudes/languages) d. Redemption- (How does the author reveal the characters as a “Christ-like figure”? e. Humor- Phoenix has a sense of humor; where do you see it? 7. Figures of Speech: a. Alliteration- b. Metaphor-c. Simile-8. Symbols: Explain why these objects, people would be a symbol a. Big dead trees-b. Cake-c. Lye-d. Mistletoe-e. Natchez Trace-f. Phoenix-g. Thorn bush-...
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  • Fall '16
  • Mrs. Borgman
  • Literature, A Worn Path, Eudora Welty, old lady, Phoenix- Phoenix, e. Humor- Phoenix, g. Thorn bush

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