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“A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty is such a brilliant story to read. It gives warmth to the heart of the reader. Though, the protagonist Phoenix is old and poor, the way she speaks to the obstacles in her way clearly shows that she takes these challenges as an adventure. Writing a story of an old woman, who has none but a sick grandson and is forced to walk for so long for medicines, in such humorous way has really astonished me. I smiled reading her commentary over the bushes, and thrones, and scarecrow. I was surprised to see that she feared none even when the hunter pointed his gun towards her. And I was impressed with the way she stole that nickel that fell from the hunter’s pocket and later frankly asked for a nickel from the attendant to buy a paper windmill for his grandson. What a way to treat life! This story is like saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

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