Summary Of ' My Antonia Written By Willa Cather

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Julian Restrepo Mrs. Linn Honors English 28 November 2016 True Friends Are Difficult to Find “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It is not something you learn in school. But if you haven 't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven 't learned anything.” (Muhammad Ali). In life, one will encounter another individual that will share an inexplicable bond called friendship. As seen in the historical drama of My Antonia written by Willa Cather, describes a special bond between Jim and Antonia. Antonia did not struggle with making friends she just was not in the position to gain from taking time to build the bond in her friendships. Antonia goes through a struggle that is would discourage many people, Antonia…show more content…
Jim does not know the whole backstory to Antonia’s problem but he does know that Larry uses Antonia and then Larry chooses to desert Antonia who is with a child, this is arguably the roughest stage of her life. Fortunately, Antonia after prevailing through her situation with Larry is bless with a loving man, His name is Anton Cuzak and he loves Antonia and her child. Jim acknowledges how Anton is respectful towards Antonia, Antonia explains, “If Anton had made trouble about her when she was a baby, or wanted me to leave her with my mother, I wouldn 't have married him. I could not. But he always loved her like she was his own” (Cather, 228). To expand further, Anton is willingly choosing to love Antonia’s daughter as if she is his own because of his love for Antonia. This marriage became successful; Antonia and Anton have a family and life seems to turn favorably towards Antonia. The reasons above demonstrate an example of the failure and success Antonia has with her love life. Throughout this story, Antonia seems to receive love only from her family, Jim and his friends. Jim and his friends plan to write about Antonia’s life and their experiences and memories they have of her. Jim’s friends tell him that want to meet up in a couple months after they make the deal about writing about Antonia. Sadly, Jim’s friends do not keep their word and only Jim writes about his memories of Antonia and the manner he views Antonia. When they finally gather, since

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