Symbolism In Eudora's The Worn Path

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Her father was a very successful business man and was involved in the creation of the first skyscraper in Jackson, Mississippi. Her father’s craftsmanship was passed on to Euduora and into her writings. “She built stories as he saw to building skyscraper or made a kite, doing it right, making it good, hoping to please.” (Keift 3) He also had a high interest for innovative apparatuses, in which Eudora would utilize as symbolism in her works. In Eudora’s book, One Writer’s Beginnings, she recalls looking into her father’s desk and seeing telescopes, kaleidoscope, camera, puzzles of metal chains that was impossible to solve, and many more (3). One example of Eudora’s use of the symbolism is in her short story “The Worn Path” in the sentence, “‘Seems like there are chains about my feet every time I get this far.’” (Worn Path) Her father was also so focused and oriented to everything around him. Whenever he went on trips, he would know every landscape, every landmarks, buildings, and the time it takes to get from one place to the other. Eudora learned to notice everything around her environment from her father.…show more content…
She loved books so much that once she took a chance with her life during a house fire to save some of her books (Welty 45). She would read to her children several times during the day. She would make sure her children had plenty of books around the house, and encourage them to read. So at a young age, Eudora developed a love for books and everything about them. In One Writer’s Beginnings, Eudora had stated, “It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up themselves like grass.” (Welty 5). Even though Eudora’s mother was a teacher, Eudora knew she didn’t want to be a school teacher because she didn’t have the patients. Surprisingly, many of her characters in her stories are

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