A worn path

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In Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path," the problem of the story wasn't clear in the beginning of the story. Why was Phoenix Jackson, a sick old black lady in the forest by herself in the winter? The reason became clear going towards the end of the story; that she was out hunting for her grandson's medicine. Things were very bad for Phoenix because she had to walk from her countryside home to the city to …

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…Louise. Violence in Recent Southern Fiction . Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 1965. pp. 98-116. Criticism -- Works -- Short Stories 3. Gross, Seymour L. Images of the Negro in American Literature. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1966. pp. 221-232. Criticism -- Novels -- Race in Literature -- Delta Wedding -- "Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden" -- "Powerhouse" -- "A Worn Path" 4. Isaacs, Neil. "Life for Phoenix." The Sewanee Review, Volume 71, 1963. pp. 75-81. Criticism -- "A Worn Path"