A Character Study: Phoenix Jackson
Phoenix Jackson, the main character of “A Word Path”, by Eudora Welty, is a determined and giving Negro woman, who, despite her old age and fading independence, frequently makes a long and hard journey to town to help her grandson.
The whole story takes place in about a day’s time -- yet this small glimpse into her long life is enough time for the author to convey to the reader who exactly this character is, both physically and psychologically.
Physically, she is a frail, old woman. She...
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