A Summary and Analysis of Eudora Welty’s ‘A Worn Path’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘A Worn Path’ is a short story by the American writer Eudora Welty (1909-2001), first published in the Southern Review in 1937 and reprinted in Welty’s 1941 collection A Curtain of Green and Other Stories. ‘A Worn Path’ details the journey an elderly black woman makes into town one Christmas time, in order to get some medicine for her grandson.

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