The readers won't find out right away the plot of the story or why Phoenix won't give up her exhausting trip to town-the conflict of this story-especially on a very cold day. As the story begins, we are introduced to our main character, Phoenix Jackson; she is described as a small, old Negro woman.
She had to make a long, adventurous journey to town in order to receive medicine for her grandson who had fallen ill.
Welty looked, and she saw. The readers won't find out right away the plot of the story or why Phoenix won't give up her exhausting trip to town-the conflict of this story-especially on a very cold day.
Throughout her voyage, she displayed characteristics of being brave, unselfish, and senile. Her fingers slid down and along the ground under the piece of money with the grace and care they would have in lifting an egg from under a setting hen. Phoenix Jackson represents the most important thing in the story the ancient Egyptian bird the Phoenix.
I imprinted on chickens about the time I walked. The application of hope can provide comfort, strength and encouragement. I believe that the name Eudora Welty gives our main character is very symbolic. Symbols are also used in churches, for example the cross symbolizes Jesus Christ.
And even the same reader will never read the same story the same way twice due to things that may have changed in his or her life. Her devotion to her grandson and wanting to provide him with a better lifestyle, was her motivation to overcome these trials.