The reader needs to look see the little things like a dove symbolizes peace, or like the red rose stands for romance. Some reccurring themes she used in her literary pieces were social prejudice, isolation, and southern living. On this trip, Phoenix Jackson, the grandmother, struggles against old age, nature, and reality.
Introduction II. Characteristics III. Phoenix Jackson takes the journey thru the path because her grandson drank liquid named lye and got sick from his throat. Arrival in Natchez A.
One way to convey this idea is with the literary use of theme. Imagined cake B. Throughout her journey, she runs into many obstacles such as a thorny bush and a hunter. In the story everything symbolizes an object symbolism is when an object in the story can relate to something.
Butterworth has noted that the character is neither a stereotype or stock character. Money, particularly in literature, is commonly used to symbolise greed however the fact that Phoenix uses both the nickel she picks up from the ground and the nickel the nurse gives her to buy something for her grandson suggests that she is being selfless, that she is thinking of somebody else.