My Antonia

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  • My Antonia And My Antonia Comparison

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    connection with the nature. He disregards the values of a modern world and states that the pursuit of material things corrupts our mind. His outlook on life is unconventional, but he is certain of his value. Similarly, My Antonia by Willa Cather portrays the life of young immigrant girl, Antonia,

  • My Antonia

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    My Antonia by Willa Cather Author: Willa Sibert Cather, Nebraska's most noted author was born in Virginia. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Webster County, Nebraska. Many of Cather's acquaintances and Red Cloud area scenes can be recognized in her writings. Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays and novels, winning many awards. In 1920 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy who went off to World War I. Willa Cather's reputation as one of

  • My Antonia

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    My Antonia is a novel about a man’s look into his past and his account of his childhood friend, Antonia. Throughout the novel, many characters are introduced that are separated from the majority due to their nationality and migrating to the mid-west. Antonia Shimerda is one of the main characters that shows this separation, with language and her nationality as the barrier while migrating west with her family. Though Jim is an American boy, he suffers from separation with being away from home and

  • My Antonia

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    book in her hand.” This is the first glimpse of the transformation from girl to successful woman of Lena Lingard in My Antonia, by Willa Cather. In the beginning of the book, Lena is portrayed as a struggling dressmaker, who because of her personality, goals, and motivation, becomes a successful individual. Lena’s independence and obstinacy makes her a strong personality in My Antonia. Despite how easily she attracted men, Lena never wanted to marry. This is because she was afraid of losing the independence

  • My Antonia

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    In the book, "My Antonia", nostalgic views can be compared to those from narratives of Indians personal experiences. The experience that can be compared is the relation that they had regarding the westward movement and the plans the Americans had for the different races. The hardships they had experienced had been uncomfortable and unfair. The Indians had it harder than the immigrants, because they were moved from their own homes and sent to reservations and their kids were taken to the east to learn

  • My Antonia

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    My Antonia 1. Jim Burden, a successful New York City lawyer, leaves an acquaintance a memoir of his Nebraska childhood in the form of a recollection of their mutual friend, Antonia Shimerda. Jim had first arrived in Nebraska at the age of ten, when he was made the trip west to live with his grandparents after finding himself as an orphan in Virginia. On this same train, Jim has his first glimpse of the Shimerdas, a Bohemian immigrant family traveling in the same direction. As fate would

  • My Antonia Essay: Antonia and Jim

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    Antonia and Jim of My Antonia In Willa Cather's My Antonia a special bond is formed, shattered, mended, and eventually secured between the main characters, Antonia Shimerda and Jim Burden. Jim and Antonia seem to be destined to affect each other's lives dramatically, from the beginning of the novel. Starting at a young age, the main characters lives are intertwined. They form a special bond, which have both positive and negative affects on their relationship. At the time when Jim and

  • My Antonia

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    n My Ántonina, Cather addresses the theme of optima dies prima fugit and the issues that “new immigrants” faced when they moved to the United States of America during the 1880s to 1910s in the novel and post WWI in the material world. The “new immigrants” that came to America during the peak immigration period, between 1880 and 1914, were usually from southern and eastern Europe. New immigrants, unlike their western and northern European neighbors, could not as readily adapt to the new country as

  • My Antonia Essay: The Spirit of Antonia

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    The Spirit of Antonia in My Antonia The life of Antonia Shimerdas, the main character in Willa Cather's My Antonia, could easily be judged a failure. Perhaps measures of wealth, career, beauty and love fall short when held next to Antonia. If one could categorize life by that unnamable light or spirit which Antonia never loses, she would surpass all who belittle her achievements in other areas. Where the spirit comes from, no one can say. “Perhaps an ethereal or god-like being takes residence

  • My Antonia Symbolism

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    Cather’s My Antonia. Many of the characters introduced throughout My Antonia are dependent on the vast Nebraskan landscape for livelihood and happiness. The landscape in My Antonia creates the perfect setting for Jim and Antonia’s new beginning while also serving as a symbol of their youth. Throughout the novel, Jim Burden and Antonia Shimerda form a remarkable relationship with the natural world through their admirations toward the Nebraskan prairie. The characters of Jim and Antonia share a profound