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  • Jim And Antonia A Tragic Tale
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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 ac...
  • Gallant As The One 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 tr...
  • Antonia's Life
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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...
  • Land In My Antonia
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    "My Antonia" My Antonia is an ideal book to introduce one to because it deals with the great variety of people from other countries who were confronted simultaneously with the creation of new lives and a new country. Willa Cather focused on depicting ethnic values of the different cultures of the various immigrants who came to Nebraska. I was amazed at the hardships, the plight, and the conditions of life on the rural Nebraska prairie land of the late nineteenth century America that Cather refer...
  • Spite Of Many Hardships Antonia
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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...

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