Scholes, Robert. “Hope in Memory in My Ántonia.” Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: My Ántonia,
Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Infobase Publishing, 1987. 31-35.
(#18 a selection from an anthropology)
In this article by Robert Scholes, it talks about the hope and memory in My Antonia. He says the characters find themselves by looking back at the past. He said “we are reminded of this past constantly: by the Bohemian customs and culinary practices of the Shimerdas; by the observations of Otto Fuch on the relationship of Austrians and Bohemians I the old country; and especially by the Catholic religion of the Bohemians, which is their strongest link with the past, and which serves to bind them together and to separate them from the protestant society of their adopted and…Antonia cherishes her connection with the past” it talks about the characters and their past and how it has impacted their lives.
I will use this to tie back into my thesis because this is basically what my whole paper is about. My paper based on the character’s past and how it impacts them later in life. The article talks a lot of the past memories that I can use in my research paper.
Lucenti, Lisa Marie. “Willa Cathers My Antonia: Haunting the Houses of Memory.” Twentieth Century
Literature 46 (2000): Literary Reference Center, Galileo. MPHS Library, 18 April 2011
(#33 a work from an online service to which your library subscribes)
This article analyzes My Antonia and it’s theme of memory and how it haunts some of the characters. It talks about the story of the wolves and how its haunted Peter and Pavel and how that brings gothic to the story. It also tells why Cather included some of the memories that she did in the novel. It tells the importance of those memories to the characters.
I will talk about the memories it mentions and how they are important to the story and to the characters lives. Their past is what makes them who they...