The Importance Of Land And Nature In O Pioneers By Willa Cather

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A land has many aspects to it, it’s made up of seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. There are trees, waving grasses, rolling hills, parched deserts, lush forests and more. The land is moody, inconsistent, and prone to fits of temperament and few characters aside from Alexandra seem to understand the meaning and beauty of such an inhospitable display of behavior. The land can affect the way we feel and act. While reading Willa Cather 's, “O Pioneers” the story introduces a family of Swedish immigrants farming in Nebraska. The Bergson 's family faces the same difficult struggles as other homesteaders, but Alexandra Bergson is determined as ever to see what the land has to offer. After her father dies, she takes up the challenge of making the farm a viable enterprise while other immigrant families are leaving their land…show more content…
She had felt as if her heart were hiding down there, somewhere, with the quail and the plover and all the little wild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun” (41). The land is playing the sweetest music, its orchestrating sounds of contentment. The land is expressing itself by singing sweet sounds through the rolling hills. Can land and nature be defined? Land is alive, it shines a light onto something that can seem to be dead, but to the right eyes and ears, sound like a symphony. Alexandra says, “She had felt as if her heart were hiding down there, somewhere, with the quail and the plover and all the little wild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun” (41). The land can express and hold truths. The land shows the raw truth that Alexandra can relate with. She can find her heart flying with the quail, laying in the plover or with all the tiny wild creatures. It can represent the beautiful things that are about to come into her life. The land is her heart, she finds so much beauty in the raw truth and the essence of wild

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