Themes In A Worn Path By Eudora Welty

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As a atypical human response to ethnic discrimination in everyday life, the authors, Eudora Welty, Lorraine Hansberry, and Santha Rama Rau best portray this theme in their short stories. In “A Worn Path”, written by Eudora Welty, an elderly Negro woman by the name of Phoenix Jackson, experiences harsh remarks to many minor antagonists. In comparison, the story of Santha Rama Rau, “By Any Other Name”, enthralls readers through the assimilation of two Indian Children into British schools in their own country. “A Raisin in the Sun”, written by Lorraine Hansberry, a Negro family has to go through many trials and tribulations with the Whites, but they remain positive and resilient. In the story, “A Worn Path”, the story illustrates a tale of an…show more content…
She expresses her inner side to the surroundings, monologue, and expressing pain in her weary bones. At the core of the story, “A Worn Path” expresses the undying, unfaltering love and devotion to lead us to our goals. Simultaneously, Eudora Welty, allows readers to visualize her time period, as she paints a canvas of love for human beings and fathomize the racial discrimination toward Blacks in her…show more content…
She first obtains her story, by references William Shakespeare’s work Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The “rose” being her name; the “smell” being herself. Ms. Rau references this quote, because even though she had a British name, she is still in control of herself. However, she encounters an internal conflict with herself. Should she assimilate and accept her name or fight for her Indian customs? By Santha overcoming her identity crisis, she overcomes the racial discrimination of forced assimilation in her own

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