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The main character Phoenix, is portrayed as;
Self- sacrificing - Using will power alone in her old age phoenix trends in the hardship of the town just to search medicine for her grandson. She overcame both mental and physical obstacle throughout the course of the short story
delusional - Phoenix sometime stopped and talked to animals, instructing them to get out of her way. The way she spoke to this animals is as if they could understand her. She came across a scarecrow and thought it was a ghost
Desperate - Just to get a nickel dropped by another person, Phoenix distracts the person by having his dog go after another dog
Courageous and devoted - Though her grandson never made an appearance in the story. Phoenix was determined to find drugs for him. Showing that she care for his well being regardless of her age.
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