A Worn Path | Study Guide

Eudora Welty

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Overview

Author

Eudora Welty

Year Published

1941

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"A Worn Path" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who is aware of the thoughts and emotions of Phoenix Jackson, the main character.

Tense

The story is told in the past tense.

About the Title

"A Worn Path" refers to the path walked by Phoenix Jackson from her home in Natchez Trace to the city of Natchez. It is worn because Phoenix makes the trip repeatedly to get medicine for her grandson.

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