Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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The word phoenix is referred to as a mythical bird. That is a fire spirit bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to certain legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the finale of which it forms itself a nest of twigs that then ignites. Both the nest and the feathered friend burn brutally and are condensed to ashes. From which a fresh, young bird or bird egg ascends and is reincarnated to live again. The original bird is destined to live as long as its ancient self. In several stories, the modern phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self. The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it remains immortal, even though in particular stories the new phoenix exists as the offspring of the adult. As described in Eudora Welty “A Worn Path” Phoenix Jackson character has several representations of a certain type of bird such as her actions, appearance, and name.…show more content…
There are several events that produce an idea of the meaning of the phoenix bird. She stood as a bold, fearless deep-rooted woman. For instance, in the story, Eudora sates that a white man stood in front of Phoenix and pointed a gun at her. She didn’t move nor flinch at the gun that was pointed at her. (Page4) This incident symbolizes how the mythical creature can remain invincible. Also, she wasn’t afraid of anything giving from what Eudora says in the story. Such as Eudora talks about how Phoenix walks through the woods and speaks to the animals as if she dares them not to come her way. (Page1) As for the mythical creature and Eudora characters (Phoenix Jackson) go their action is similar to each

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