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    Some say money changes you, some say money changes the people around and others say money changes everyone. In Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case”, Paul is a teenage misfit who lives in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. The love of money is put on such a high pedestal that it consumes Paul and the way which he lives. Everything he does is influenced by his desire for wealth. His love for theater and art becomes an addiction and drive him to steal money and retreat to New York. Here, Paul experiences the “fast

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    An American Woman In the story “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather presents a young intelligent woman who had an American dream. Alexandra Bergson is a perfect model of emotional strength, strong-will and courage. She not only motivated herself but she always had a drive to encourage others to never give up on their dream. Building up the land, having more patience and passion than men, and self-sacrifice were some conditions Alexandra Bergson faced as a young woman. Overall, all of the obstacles she

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    gain much knowledge from just one book. Willa cather is an amazing authors that can transform the way you think , and your outlook on the subject. Williams states, “ The early years of young Willa's life left a memorable impression on her and formed the basis for many of her stories and characters. The Cathers travelled west across six states landing in Nebraska, Webster county, in 1883 to live at her paternal grandfather's farm” In “My Antonia” by Willa Cather, is one of America’s great love stories

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    the frontier like, ‘O Pioneer’ or ‘The Song of Lark’, Willa Cather thrives in illustrating Nebraskan life in her novels. Arguably one of her best works, is the novel ‘My Antonia’ published in 1918 (Jewell). The novel holds elements of romanticism such as the glorification of nature and the frontier, and hints of nostalgia. Willa Cather’s work is a great example of some of the lesser used elements of romanticism in American literature. Willa Cather, originally named Wilella, lived with her family in

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    My Antonia My Antonia is a novel published in 1918 by Willa Cather. This novel tells the story of Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant in Nebraska in the late 1800s. Although My Antonia is fictional, it is based on Willa Cather’s youth in Nebraska. As Jim Burden did in the book, Willa Cather moved from Virginia to Nebraska as a child to live with her grandparents. The town of Black Hawk symbolized Red Cloud in Cather’s youth. Willa Cather also attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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    "The Garden Lodge" by Willa Cather

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    Cather made the social environment more important than anything else that involves the setting. The author uses the highly used point of view third person limited omniscient, getting into the main characters, Caroline's, thoughts and touching on her feelings:”She had an angry feeling that she had done it rather in self-defiance...” (3). This point of view helps to get an idea of what Caroline thinks about everything around her especially the lodge. Cather puts one important

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    A Study in Temperament” Willa Cather, the author, shows the reality of youthful dissatisfactions and the common failure of families to understand the needs of their children. Paul’s character is very controversial. He is seen by some as a hero because of his ethical goal, while others think that he is a villain who committed several crimes. In my opinion, he is more of an “outlaw hero”, which is a person who takes the wrong actions for the sake of an ethical purpose. Willa Cather’s “Paul’s case:

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    WILLA SIBERT CATHER BIOGRAPHY Willa Sibert Cather was born in Winchester, Virginia on December 7, 1873 to Charles and Mary Cather. Willa’s father was a deputy sheriff and farmer, and her mother was a school teacher. When Willa was nine, in 1883, her family moved to the Nebraska prairie to follow her grandparents, William and Caroline in Webster County. The prairie life was an unfamiliar landscape, which was crucial in Cather’s life. In 1888, Cather decided that she wanted to become a surgeon

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    O Pioneers by Willa Cather is a different novel from those of its time. It is a novel that stands for women equality represented by the main character Alexandra. O Pioneers reveals a story about Alexandra’s struggle against nature and being a strong woman in a male dominated profession and society. She succeeded in establishing her female identity and achieved a sense of female self-fulfillment by transforming the wild land and struggling for her equal rights with men. This paper focuses on the feminist

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    Alexandra Bergson appears as a symbolization of Willa Cather in more than one way. Cather saw herself as a strong, intelligent, young woman trying to carve a path through a world that did not seem to appreciate her. Cather & Alexandra both found the Realistic, Romantic, and Naturalistic ways of the world. Although this novel had many aspects of Naturalistic views, Realism and Romanticism also appeared in several ways. Intertwined in this novel was an aspect of realism. Realism appears to me as the

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