Phoenix Jackson and the phoenix of mythology have similar characteristics. Discuss how they are related in "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.
Phoenix Jackson in "A Worn Path" and the phoenix of mythology are similar in being strong, indomitable, and indestructible. The Phoenix of mythology is a beautiful red and yellow bird that ages, then burns up, only to be reborn from the ashes. Phoenix Jackson is an old woman who can't be kept down. She experiences symbolic rebirth on her trip to town to get medicine and a present for her grandson.