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The Worn Path analysis

In the story “A Worn Path”, there is a repetitive comparison between the main character and a mythological creature. The author Eudora Welty chooses Phoenix Jackson to symbolize through color, her appearance, behavior and overall journey a Phoenix bird. The author gives description to focus on Phoenix Jackson’s age. She says that “her eyes were blue with age”, are hints of extreme age. Another description of her the author says “her skin had a pattern all of its own branching wrinkles.” This implies that an old tree has many branches as the old woman’s skin has many wrinkles. Later in the story when she encounters the hunter he asks of her age. She replies “there is no telling mister”, which…