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Ying Li Dr. Muriel M. Brennan English 110 AG Jan. 30, 2008 Literature Response Sheet Title: “A Worn Path” Author: Eudora Welty Narrator: non participant and partially omniscient Setting: the long journey from her remote home to the old Natchez Trace; the church Protagonist: Phoenix Jackson Antagonist: the harsh and long route; the white hunter; the attendant in the church Characters: the nurse; the grandson; a lady who tied Phoenix’s shoes; Symbols: Phoenix, a name of a bird, is a symbol of perseverance and endurance. Polarities: Phoenix “scared of nothing” when encountering with the white hunter who teased her and pointed a gun at her; Phoenix refused to speak when facing the rude attendant. Plot: The story begins on a chilly December morning, and an old African-American woman, Phoenix Jackson, is making her way to the old Natchez Trace Town from her remote home. She is on this very long and difficult journey to the church in the town because she has to get medicine for her sick grandson. Besides having to deal with her
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  • Spring '08
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  • A Worn Path, Eudora Welty, Jackson, Mississippi, Phoenix Jackson, Worn Path, Ying Li Dr. Muriel M. Brennan

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