A Worn Path And Paul's Case: A Literary Analysis

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Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path and Willa Cather’s Paul's Case focus on vastly different protagonists, but in each, the setting plays a vital role in creating an atmosphere that is reflected by the characters. In A Worn Path, Phoenix Jackson is portrayed as a wise, patient old woman, a characterization that could not contrast more starkly than with Paul of Paul’s Case, an impulsive, depressive and myopic teenager. However, in both cases, setting serves to accentuate these features, and adds to the reader’s understanding of both. From the earliest moments of A Worn Path, stillness and nature are emphasized, giving the impression that Phoenix is as much a part of the environment as the birds or the trees. This supported by the title, the path is

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