"My Antonia" -- A Review
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This paper analyzes Willa Cather's novel "My Antonia" with an emphasis on gender roles and the novel's autobiographical relationship to its author. The paper also focuses on Cather's immigrant experience as reflected in this work. Also discussed are the different cultures existing in the American West at the time and how they interacted with one another. The paper concludes by citing Antonia's character as an example of both immigrant and female endurance who was able to ultimately achieve the "American Dream".
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cather, Willa. My Antonia. New York: Mariner, 1995.---. Nebraska: The End of the First Cycle. The Nation. Vol. 117, Iss. 3035 (September 5, 1923). [The Nation Digital Archives]. Retrieved April 9, 2006, from: < http://www.nationarchive.com/Summaries/v117i3035_07.htm>.
- Luebke, Frederick C. Nebraska: An Illustrated History. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 1995.
- Martin, Terrence. "The Drama of Memory in My Antonia." PMLA, Vol. 84, No. 2 (March, 1969). 304-311. Retrieved April 9, 2006, from:<http://links.jstor.org /sici?sici=0030-8129%28196903%2984%3A2%3C304%3ATDOMI%22% 3E2.0.CO%3B2-2&size=SMALL.html>.
- Norris, Kathleen. "Willa Cather." American Masters [PBS]. Retrieved April 9, 2006, from:<http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/cathe r_w.html>.
- Palmer, Scott. "The Train of Thought": Classed Travel and Nationality in Willa Cather's My Antonia." Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 29 (2001). Retrieved April 8, 2006, from: < http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000664729.html>.
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