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Protagonists in "My Antonia"
An argument that the main protagonist in Willa Cather's "My Antonia" in Antonia.
# 124491 | 500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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The paper argues that the real protagonist in "My Antonia" is Antonia, not Jim. The paper shows how Cather uses her to convey a feminist message.

From the Paper:

"The narrator of "My Antonia" by Willa Cather is Jim who gives shape and voice to the novel. But the real protagonist is Antonia, who through her lively, energetic, hard-working life, causes change around her, including within Jim. From Antonia, the rest of the novel unfolds. While Jim revels in the past through his memoirs, Antonia looks forward to the future. When Jim sees Antonia again near the end of the novel, he wishes for an end of life. "I wished I...""

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