a worn path 2

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We are all faced with trails and tribulations but we will eventually reach our goals if we have faith. Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path uses Phoenix Jackson's often traveled trek to Natchez to symbolize the journey through life, by using an ancient bind to describe Phoenix. The spiritual aspects and emotional aspects of Phoenix's life are also portrayed by the different trails she must endure before reaching her goal in life. The name Phonix itself …

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…Her unrelenting love for her grandson is the motivation she needs to go to town to get medicine for his throat. She would rather sacrifice her life to her grandson to have life after she is gone. Life is a journey we all must go through to have lived. Like Phoenix, we have no way of knowing what obstacles we may encounter but through it all we must not forget our main purpose of living.