Eudora Welty: Uses of Symbolism

A look at Eudora Welty’s use of symbolism in her short stories and a comparison of two short stories: Livvie and A Worn Path.

This paper is about Livvie and A Worn Path, two short stories by Eudora Welty. The author compares and contrasts the different methods of symbolism used in Eudora Welty’s short stories and gives a few facts about her life as a white writer and her views about black women’s survival.
Eudora Welty is one of the country’s most accomplished writers. Eudora Welty has written several short stories and novels. She is a Caucasian woman from Mississippi. The irony in her works is that she almost puts herself in the shoes of black woman and the terrible mishaps and struggles black woman had to face everyday. Woman of the time she wrote did not venture their statements into the public world of literature. Along with many of her views, symbolism plays a large role in her stories. Symbolism is showing one thing but portraying many things.