What can you infer about Phoenix from her words and actions in "A Worn Path"?

What can you infer about Phoenix from her words and actions in "A Worn Path"?

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By observing Phoenix’s words and actions, the reader can infer at least three things about the main character.  First, the reader can infer that Phoenix has made her trip many times before.  The first clue to this is the story’s title:  “A Worn Path.”  Further, however, are some of her comments along the way such as “seem like there is chains about my feet, time I get this far.”  Another example is when Phoenix says, “Nobody know who made this well, for it was here when I was born.”  When she is asked about why she comes to town, she replies, “The time come around.”

The reader can also infer that Phoenix knows the value of money, but is too proud to ask for charity.  Phoenix has a keen eye to spot the...

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