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Friendship and Memory in "My Antonia"
A look at friendship and memory in Willa Cather's "My Antonia".
# 130539 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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In this article, the writer studies the concepts of friendship and memory in the novel "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. The writer discusses that that the undertones of Willa Cather's lesbian sexuality, her use of the second person narrative technique and her portrayal of Jim form the basis of friendship and memory in the novel.

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"Although she models "a variety of middle-aged and elderly female characters" (Goldman 164) who display these characteristics (as well as two of the hired girls who don't), only Antonia transcends the travail of her adversities and literally embodies all of them; "the woman who, despite personal tragedy summoned the courage to try to live well throughout middle age and beyond" ..."

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