Paper: An Analysis of the Topic of the Early Writers

In A Worn Path, Eudora Welty describes the humanity in the life of a lower class old black woman in the 1930s, Phoenix Jackson. Although many aspects of her life would give most people trouble, Phoenix still lives a happy life. The story describes her trek through the woods one cold winter morning, when she was heading to town from her shack. She traveled a great distance and went to great lengths just to get some medicine for her grandson back at her home. Although this would be a small task to most people, it makes up the majority of Phoenixs diminishing life. At one point at the beginning of her trip, Phoenix says Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits, coons, and wild animals!Keep out from under these feet, little bobwhitesKeep the big wild hogs out of my path. Dont let none of those come running in my direction. | got a long way. Here, Phoenix stated the importance of her trip in her determination. She would not let anything get in her way. This describes many characteristics of life in this era better that any passage about a more prominent person could. In this passage, Eudora Welty describes the humanity in the life of a lower class womans life, showing why writing about less prominent people is more important that writing about prominent people. Many early writers felt that it was more important to write about more prominent people that less prominent people. From Kennedys speech about the power of common Americans and Weltys. passage about the humanity of lower-class people, you can obviously see that it is more important to write about less prominent people. | disagree with many early writers and think that it is much more important to write about normal people....