These weekly journeys had become a virtual ritual. The conflicts were put in the story to show us the inner feelings of Phoenix. The author is showing the reader that with old age and her heavy weighed tasks that Phoenix Jackson might possibly be becoming senile. Phoenix Jackson was a free-spirited, caring, and gentle elderly Negro woman indeed. She lived only to save her grandson's life. Phoenix Jackson was a courageous and powerful woman of her time.
Phoenix Jackson displays great strength, courage and compassion. She will endure the difficulties of the path and will continue to travel the worn path as many times as needed for the love of her grandson. Her love for him conquers all obs….
Life is filled with different twists and turns, unexpected obstacles, and experiences never forgotten. Eudora Welty writes A Worn Path with a sense of symbolism that captures the struggles and pleasures of life. Welty uses symbolism as a bridge to connect the reader to their own inner battles and give A Worn Path a deeper meaning than that of an old lady walking through the woods. Phoenix Jackson is an older woman and is the main character of this short story, whose ragged clothing and wrinkled face shows that her life has been nothing but unforgettable experiences.