Love Conquers All
In “A Worn Path” Eudora Welty’s plot is not all that clear in the beginning of her
short story, but progresses as her character carries on against all of the overwhelming
forces against her. In this short story a black elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, must
overcome the odds against her as she valiantly travels through many obstacles in order to
contribute to the wellness of her grandson, for whom she is
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way. Her three major problems, poverty, old age, and some form of a journey,
are all obstacles which all of her readers will one day face as they travel through their
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