Willa Cather Essay

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  • Paul's Case by Willa Cather

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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

  • O Pioneers by Willa Cather

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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

  • My Antonia By Willa Cather

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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.

  • Biography of Willa Sibert Cather

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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

  • "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

  • Willa Cather The Outlaw Hero

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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:

  • Analysis Of O Pioneers By Willa Cather

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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

  • A Lost Lady By Willa Cather

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    overlooked, but are none the less a pleasant view, as well as an important part of America’s history. Another aspect of America’s history that is often overlooked, but not as pleasant, is the idea of gender roles and the objectification of women. In Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady, Mrs. Forrester is able to break through and overcome such objectivity that her husband, Captain Forrester, and her younger friend, Niel Herbert have placed on her. To fully grasp Marian Forrester’s breakthrough of female objectivity

  • Willa Cather 's My Antonia

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    In Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia, Cather uses the theme of the natural world to further expand on the persona of the character, Jim Burden, and his romantic outlook on life. Jim shows a strong bond to nature because it brings back his idyllic childhood memories and the feelings he had of absolute bliss. By connecting the theme of nature to his childhood, Jim presents the idea that he feels dissatisfied as an adult in the city and misses his life on the farm where he was in union with nature. Moreover

  • One of Ours by Willa Cather

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    had never shone before, would never shine for her on earth again, that such love comes to one only in dreams or in impossible places like this, unattainable always. This was Love’s self, and in a moment it would die” (Great Short Works, 29). For Willa Cather this is how love exists. Happy relationships are plentiful, but the enchanted, all encapsulating love of dreams only exists in glances. For Eric this glance is enough. He does not regret his decision or the damnation he is sure it will cause. For