Show at least three moments along the way when Phoenix might have abandoned her mission in "A Worn Path." In your response, explain the relationship between the symbolism of 'a phoenix' and how that...

Show at least three moments along the way when Phoenix might have abandoned her mission in "A Worn Path." In your response, explain the relationship between the symbolism of 'a phoenix' and how that relates to the protagonist's determination and resilience.

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Because Phoenix Jackson is very old, her progress toward town is slow and measured. She could have given up at any point, especially in the instances where the going is rough, she stops to rest, or she feels afraid. One such point occurs early in the story, as she trudges up a steep hill. She comments that she feels as though there are chains around her feet and the hill is pleading with her to stay there. Another instance is her encounter with the scarecrow in the field of dead corn that she must figure out like a maze. She...

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