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    In her great works‚ O Pioneers! and My Ántonia‚ Willa Cather tells the story of the immigrant pioneer in America. “Willa Cather was born in 1873 in Virginia. When she was a child‚ her family moved to Nebraska . . . novels as My Ántonia‚ O Pioneers! . . . are derived from immigrant experiences on the nineteenth-century Nebraska prairie.” (Hooper‚ 2009) According to Hooper’s essay‚ Cather’s upbringing as an outsider on the prairie inspired her to write about immigrants. She herself felt like an

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    In 1896‚ Cather moved to Pittsburgh after being hired to write for the Home Monthly‚[8] a women’s magazine patterned after the successful Ladies Home Journal.[9] A year later‚ she became a telegraph editor and drama critic for the Pittsburgh Leader and frequently contributed poetry and short fiction to The Library‚ another local publication. In Pittsburgh‚ she taught Latin‚ algebra‚ and English composition[10] at Central High School for one year. She next taught English and Latin at Allegheny High

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    Willa Cather Writing Comparison Cather creates characters who often leave the places she so lovingly describes because she herself left her home. This tendency of writing about scenarios where people leave is something close to home for her‚ and thus she can write more easily about it and put true meaning in her words and descriptions. Most often‚ the best writing is that which is pulled from life experiences and events which have touched the heart. Quite possibly‚ that is why Cather has proved

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    several purposes Willa Cather has in her short story‚ "A Wagner Matinee." The two main purposes of this story are to entertain the reader and to reveal a theme. Before discussing theses purposes‚ back ground on Cather will be given so as to gain as better understanding and appreciation for her writing. Willa Sibert Cather was born December 7th‚ 1873 on a small farm in Back Creek Valley near Winchester‚ Virginia. Her mother and father‚ Mary and Charles Cather‚ had seven children‚ Willa being the oldest

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    Neighbour Rosicky By Willa Cather (pg 1831-1852) At first glance‚ Neighbour Rosicky appears to be a short story about a farmer and his family; however‚ there is much more beneath the surface. Rosicky is a representation of immigrants‚ in general. He is the epitome of the "American Dream‚" with slight alterations. The "American Dream" is supposed to be about having a loving spouse with 2 children‚ a little dog‚ and a white picket fence; however‚ people have added in wealth and larger houses to

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    My Antonia by Willa Cather Author: Willa Sibert Cather‚ Nebraska’s most noted author was born in Virginia. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Webster County‚ Nebraska. Many of Cather’s acquaintances and Red Cloud area scenes can be recognized in her writings. Cather wrote poetry‚ short stories‚ essays and novels‚ winning many awards. In 1920 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours‚ about a Nebraska farm boy who went off to World War I. Willa Cather’s reputation

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    to take care of a sick child. This shocking statistic shows that mothers in modern society are expected to work and raise their families simultaneously. In the same way‚ women long ago were expected to follow similar expectations. O Pioneers by Willa Cather is a perfect example of the antagonists that women face in their day-to-day lives. “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant also shows that plot‚ or how their lives play out‚ effect many women’s attitude and the expectations they face from society.

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    recia Quintero 02/19/2013 ENC-1102 Mrs.Fernandez Misunderstood In Willa Cather’s story‚ “Paul’s Case‚” Paul suffered setbacks and dilemmas because he never knew his mother as she died around the time of his birth. Therefore‚ he is lacking that maternal guidance of emotional stability that every child needs to grow mentally. Paul is withdrawn from society‚ and he resorts to the arts and music to feel comfortable and free from his disassociation and sense of loneliness. In ‘A Rose for Emily

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    In Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady‚ we are confronted with many examples of love and personal growth‚ two themes that Cather seamlessly intertwines by utilizing her technique of elucidation of complex emotion through use of nature and landscape throughout the novel. In this essay‚ I argue that Cather defines love and personal growth of Marian Forrester through three distinct scenes: the drunken long distance call between Mrs.Forrester and Ellinger after she learns of his elopement‚ the story of how Mr

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    convincing‚ but also allows gives her an outlet to express her unique struggles‚ desires‚ and beliefs. Willa Cather’s My Antonia is a poignant romantic novel about westward expansion‚ following the story of recently orphaned Jim Burden and his childhood in Nebraska. The parallels between the most impactful events in Jim’s life and that of Cather’s become glaringly obvious when the two are compared. Willa Cather shapes Jim’s story in My Antonia

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