• My Antonia Cyclical Theme
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    In the past, critics have ad moralized and / or brutalized every writer they could get their pen on. This is seen from criticisms of Henry Adams to William Butler Yeats. These writers critique everything about the writer and his / her works. For instance many critics criticize Willa Cather's novel, My Antonia. Their criticisms lie on the basis that My Antonia is based on cyclical themes with no structure holding each of the My Antonia's books. In other words, as a collection of five different a...
  • Kate Cruise O Brien Antonia Grace Mum
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    The Homesick Garden By, Kate Cruise O Brien The Homesick Garden by Kate Cruise O Brien was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It tells the story of the life of a teenage girl, Antonia, whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected pregnancy of her unmarried aunt, Grace. The novel explores many controversial issues, including, alcoholism and child abuse. The story is told through the eyes of Antonia. Isolation: The theme of isolation is vividly captured in this novel. Antonia is fifteen years of a...
  • Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia
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    Dark Overtones, and Their Contrasts in My Antonia In My Antonia by Willa Cather, there are many dark overtones that pervade the novel. It is through the use of symbolism and contrast these overtones are made real. The prairie is the predominant setting of the novel. It may be shaped, and it conforms to the desires of those working it. The prairies loneliness, shown by the wide open spaces, is a brilliant way of revealing internal conflict by using a setting. Also, it brings out the characters t...
  • Main Character Mom Antonia Brother
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    What if you had to peer council a person that you couldn't even stand! Would you be mad? Or what would you do if it happened to you? One of the main characters is a girl named Jasmine but they call her Jazz for short. Jazz is basically a goth girl and she has black hair with a little pink on top. She goes to high school and is around the age of 15. Jazz is in a pretty bad mood usually but it just depends on what she is doing. The other main character's name is Antonia. Antonia is a very smart g...
  • Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia
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    Dark Overtones, and Their Contrasts in My Antonia In My Antonia by Willa Cather, there are many dark overtones that pervade the novel. It is through the use of symbolism and contrast these overtones are made real. The prairie is the predominant setting of the novel. It may be shaped, and it conforms to the desires of those working it. The prairie^1 s loneliness, shown by the wide open spaces, is a brilliant way of revealing internal conflict by using a setting. Also, it brings out the character...
  • My Antonia Worked So Hard
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    'Antonia is a very nice young girl at the beginning of the story. She is so beautiful, that all boys are mesmerized by the way she looks. She is a very nice your girl and is willing to be friends with anyone who wants to be friends. She is especially nice to Jimmy, because he is the first person that she meets when she moves to her new house. 'Antonia becomes much better friends with Jimmy as time passes. He teaches her English and many other things. They spend much of their time together playi...
  • My Antonia Cather Paintings Murphy
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    The Alembic of Art is the chapter of My Antonia The Road Home that will be discussed. This chapter suggests that Willa Cather uses references from the arts in creating the novel My Antonia. Much of Willa Cather's background came from her childhood in Nebraska. It even uprooted the character Annie Sadi lek, from Red Cloud, a town Cather lived in during her adolescence ("Classic Notes", 1). Despite her background, John J. Murphy believes "My Antonia is a novel in which vision and arrangement crea...
  • My Antonia Mrs Steavens
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    Book 3, 'Lena Lingard,' is set in Lincoln, Nebraska where Jim studies under the instruction of an admired scholar Gaston Cleric. Lena Lingard moves to Lincoln to set up a tailoring business and visits Jim. They start seeing each other regularly, going to the theater, and spending Sunday mornings together. He enjoys her company much more than that of the women of his own class who are so interested in socializing that they seem to have no life in them. Lena's shop is very successful. She tells J...
  • Sister Carrie And My Antonia
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    Women throughout history have found ways to fend for themselves because they were constantly being degraded. In novels such as Sister Carrie by Theodore Dresser, and My Antonia by Willa Cather, who overcame many hardships throughout their lives. Carrie Meeber, from Sister Carrie, was a poor girl who went to Chicago from the Mid West. There she found men who gave her money and slaved after her, but she soon discovered a talent from which she became wealthy and famous. Antonia Shimerda, from My An...
  • My Antonia Black Hawk
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    Sheena Dawkins My Antonia: Summary Ms. Jackson October 2, 2000 My Antonia: Summary My Antonia was written by Willa Cather in 1918. The story stars out with a young boy named Jim Burden. E travels by cross- country train to live with his grandparents at the age of ten. His grandparents live on the Nebraska frontier. He has just recently lost both of his parents, and he is accompanied by a farm hand named Jake. On the same train is a bohemian family that can barley speak English. They are going t...
  • My Antonia Black Hawk
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    My Antonia Essay In everybodys life, there is always someone that has a greater influence on him or her more than anyone else would. In Willa Catchers My Antonia, Antonia Shimerda is that person in Jim Burdens life. Id have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister-anything that a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I dont realize it. You really are a part of me. (p....
  • My Antonia 3 Works Hard
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    My Antonia My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a novel of family devotion. It takes place in the small western town of Black Hawk, Nebraska. The main character of the story, 'Antonia Shimerda, is thrust as a young girl from her own native country into the American prairies. While still a child, she must deal with the death of her father. He felt that he couldn't deal with the strains of his new life and support his family so he commited suicide. She is forced to do the work of a man and turns from a...
  • My Antonia Change Shimerda Jim
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    THEME my antonia by willa cather. a story of friends, love, immigration, and most importantly CHANGE. the whole book of my antonia is about CHANGE. antonia CHANGES from an illiterate child from bohemia to an intelligent woman in america. antonia CHANGES from living well off in bohemia to living poorly in america. antonia CHANGES from being an innocent little girl to being a hard working teenager. then there is jim burden, who you could call antonias best friend, or you could go a step further a...
  • My Antonia Black Hawk
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    Setting My Antonia takes place mostly in the countryside in Nebraska. Many events happen because of this location. Russian Pavel is wounded working in the country, later he dies. Mr. Shimerda commits suicide because he is not used to country living and does not like it. The main characters move to Black Hawk, a nearby town to their farm, only to return to the country in end. Characters Jim Burden, the narrator of the novel, comes to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. He spends a few years ...
  • My Antonia 2 Finality Of Death
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    The Use of Parallels and Imagery in My Antonia by: D. P. (AKiN) My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a book tracing the story of a young man, Jim Burden, and his relationship with a young woman, Antonia Shimerda. Jim narrates the entire story in first person, relating accounts and memories of his childhood with Antonia. He traces his coming to the Nebraska where he and Antonia meet and grow up. Jim looks back on all of his childhood scenes with Antonia with nearly heartbreaking nostalgia. My Antonia...
  • My Antonia Black Hawk
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    MAIN THEME The main theme of My Antonia is Jim Burden s fascination with Antonia as she represents two things: first, she represents an alternative to his life as a middle-class boy. She breaks out of the boundaries of class and gender with seeming ease while he is constrained within them. Second, Antonia represents a close tie to the land. Jim loves the land, but is able to give it up for the successes of the city, while Antonia is happiest when closest to it. MINOR THEME The minor theme of the...
  • My Antonia Jim Burden
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    Author: Willa S ibert 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 America's finest novelist...
  • Colonel Cathcart Road Antonia Roads
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    Perhaps the most directly conflicting characters in Catch-22 and in My Antonia are Colonel Cathcart and Antonia. Both of these characters are ambitious and each sees a road that runs ahead toward something called success or wealth, but the roads that they see are constructed differently. Colonel Cathcart s road is paved with feathers in his cap and it is not cratered with black eyes. Antonia s road is paved with the results of hard work and it sometimes has potholes they are due to her inability...
  • My Antonia North America
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    A psychoanalytical look into Jim^s search for a parent in contrast to the importance of the introduction. Willa Cather, "My Antonia." In ^My Antonia^ we notice there is more going on in this novel than just what is apparent immediately. Based on that assumption I made the realization that a simple regurgitation of facts would not be sufficient in order to explain the story behind the story. A psychoanalytical look at the characters will give a better understanding of action vs. intent of each in...
  • Antonia Shimerda Girl Life Country
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    Antonia Shimerda- Acharecter Analysis Essay, Research Antonia Shimerda- Acharecter Analysis Antonia Shimerda spends her whole life fighting, yet she is not known to be belligerent. She is constantly being battered, but still has no visible scars. Antonia is a girl who suffers all through her life, and somehow manages to keep an optimistic outlook on it. She is one of those rare people who gain character by enduring hardship, rather than gaining resentment. Throughout the book, MY ANTONIA, the st...