Historical Intro Of The Challenge To Social Classes
1,379 wordsThe historical introduction of the Challenge to Social Classes A journey through the twentieth century in America via the trials and tribulations as offered by American novelists depicts a common social evolution. Struggle, discontent, and the inherent obstacles in life are not particularly unique to the characters of the American novelist, however the experiences and the perseverance of each have defined our country and our society in similar ways. Many novels of this period depict the hardship...
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1,193 wordsIn the past few years, the New York State Board of Regents has upped the standards in all areas of academic study. While some of the standards are good for top notch students, other students who struggle, get the bitter end of the stick. This means that not all students are regents material, and may have a hard enough time trying just to pass. I am against the high ering of the standards. Not all students are In New York, the states Regents have raised the bar without taking the necessary steps ...
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473 wordsMarc Antony, Military Leader Born: 83 B. C. Birthplace: Rome Died: 30 B. C. (suicide) Best Known As Cleopatra's ill-fated lover Latin name: Marcus Antonius Marc Antony was a general in the army that Julius Caesar ruled. Mark Antony was a part of an old aristocratic family in Rome. When he was 25 he joined the army and served honourably in Palestine and Egypt. After he joined Julius Caesar in Gaul and became one of his lieutenants. Because Marc was close to Julius he was appointed to different ty...
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1,342 wordsIntroduction Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A. D. ; emperor, 41 - 54 A. D. ) was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudius dynasty. His reign represents a turning point in the history of the Principate for a number of reasons, not the least for the manner of his accession and the implications it carried for the nature of the office. During his reign he promoted administrators who did not belong to the senatorial or equestrian classes, and was later vilified by authors who did. ...
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Colonel Cathcart Road Road Is Paved Antonia
357 wordsPerhaps the most directly conflicting characters in Catch- 22 and in My Antonia are Colonel Cathcart and Antonia. Both of these characters are ambitious and each sees a road that runs ahead toward something called success or wealth, but the roads that they see are constructed differently. Colonel Cathcart s road is paved with feathers in his cap and it is not cratered with black eyes. Antonia s road is paved with the results of hard work and it sometimes has potholes they are due to her inabilit...
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359 wordsPerhaps the most directly conflicting characters in Catch- 22 and in My Antonia are Colonel Cathcart and Antonia. Both of these characters are ambitious and each sees a road that runs ahead toward something called? success? or? wealth? , but the roads that they see are constructed differently. Colonel Cathcart? s road is paved with? feathers in his cap? and it is not cratered with? black eyes. ? Antonia? s road is paved with the results of hard work and it sometimes has potholes they are due to ...
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American Dream Hired Girls
774 wordsIn the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want. For some, the American Dream sounds so enticing that they have traveled across the world to achieve their goal. They work hard to fit in and succeed, but, as in the case of Mr. Shimerda, are not always successful. One girl who was chasing the American Dream was Lena Lingard, a s...
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Warning Signs Make Music
513 wordsMost My Antonia My Antonia Most people find it very hard to pull up roots in their native land and move to a strange country. Throughout history, countless millions of people have done so. People forsake their homeland and move to another country for various reasons. Some people emigrate to avoid starvation. Some seek adventure. Others wish to escape unbearable family situations. Still others desire to be reunited with loved ones. However, the main reason for immigration has long been economic o...
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Provide For His Family Providing For His Family Shimerda
1,255 wordsThe Inability to Provide for His Family, and Why it Drove Mr. Shimerda to Suicide My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a novel about Jim Burden and his relationship and experiences growing up with Antonia Shimerda in Nebraska. Throughout the book Jim reflects on his memories of Nebraska and the Shimerda family, often times in a sad and depressing tone. One of the main ways Cather is able to provoke these sad emotions within the reader is through the suicide of Antonia's father, Mr. Shimerda. His deat...
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Antonia Anton Cazak Considerate Good Humored Man Neighbor
373 wordsWhich character in this work reminds you of people you know? In the novel My Antonia, Anton Cazak reminds me of my neighbor. Anton Cazak is a considerate good-humored man. He shows this in the story when he is polite enough to substitute English for Bohemian since Jim is his guest. He also presents his gift of a paper snake gently to little Jan to lift the spirits of the child. Anton Cazak is a kind of person who also likes children and finds them amusing. He is also so charitable that he misses...
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562 words" THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school. " (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920 s. The book My Antonia by Willa Cather, Refreshingly creates female roles and strong personalities. F...
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Grapes Of Wrath Lena Lingard
1,386 words? The historical introduction of the Challenge to Social Classes? A journey through the twentieth century in America via the trials and tribulations as offered by American novelists depicts a common social evolution. Struggle, discontent, and the inherent obstacles in life are not particularly unique to the characters of the American novelist, however the experiences and the perseverance of each have defined our country and our society in similar ways. Many novels of this period depict the hards...
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Marie Antoinette Louis Xvi
1,438 wordsMarie Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette was the most beautiful, of sixteen children, born to Francis I, and Maria Theresa, empress of Austria. Maria Antonia arrived on November second 1765 in Vienna Austria. As a child she was brought up believing that she was destined to become the queen of France and even became known as the Dauphine. As told by Carolly Erickson Maria Antonia, soon to be known as Marie Antoinette, was one of the most misunderstood monarchs of her time. Marie h...
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1,398 wordsRichard III has come down through history as a deformed badly twisted human with an evil heart. What was Richard III actually like and did Shakespeare actually perceive him as a villain, or just material for a good mystery? Due to lack of media, as we understand it, there was no one in 16 th century England to defend him. So let? s look at Richards? s life before he became king. Who were Richard? s parents and where was he in line to become king? Would he have ever taken the throne without treac...
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490 wordsOne of the most interesting characters in the book My Antonia by Willa Cather is Mr. Shimerda. Although he may not have as significant a role in the story as Jim Burden or the story s namesake Antonia, he provides us with a point of view from another stranger who is struggling to fit in in a new place. Mr. Shimerda shows us that his main concern is that his family s overall well being. He tries to provide them with the best things he possibly can, but in doing so he puts a giant strain on his ow...
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Anton Is A City Man Anton Is A City Life
438 wordsOne person s dream is another person s nightmare. The book, My Antonia written by Willa Cather, tells of the last segment of Antonia's life. In the final book, Jim wonders whether the life that is right for one is ever right for two. My thesis is in the case of the life of the Cuba s. They are living the perfect life for Antonia, but not for Anton. Anton is a city man and thinks about that lifestyle all the time, even though he is happy with his Antonia. There are clues that show that Anton may ...
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Shaggy Grass Jim Burden Life
760 wordsThe landscape in My Antonia This country was mostly wild pasture and as naked as the back of your hand. I was little and homesick and lonely and my mother was homesick and nobody paid any attention to us. So the country and I had it out together and by the end of the first autumn, that shaggy grass country had gripped me with a passion I have never been able to shake. -Willa Cather (Internet # 1) Her life task became portraying how the pioneers tamed the wild land. Cather's visual, and disarming...
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Wasn T Hard Work
592 wordsImmigrants in the novel faced the same problems as immigrants do today. Immigrants come to America happy and thinking that they are going to live a better life from where they came. The immigrants come to America unemployed and homeless. That is the same thing that happened to the Shimerdas when they came to America looking for a better life. When the Shimerdas came they had been robbed for their money when they bought a dugout. The same thing happens to immigrants today because some would sell ...
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Burden Household Shimerda Household House
640 wordsThe Households in My Antonia Cather paints two opposite pictures when describing the Burden household and the Shimerda household. The two households reflect the two central women figures in each setting. The households show the values of the two women by the way the women keep and run the houses. Jim initially describes the Burden house as pleasant, warm and comforting. While Jim first takes a bath he comments, I sniffed a pleasant smell of gingerbread baking. (954) The comforting smell of food ...
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604 wordsMy Antonia Racism has been a controversy since the beginning of time, whether it be skin color, social status, or nationality. The term racism defines as an irrational belief in the superiority of a given group, nation, or people, usually ones own. Racism comes in many different forms and can be directed at many different people. There is the violent racism, inflicted mostly by skinhead gangs, neo-nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan nations. These groups direct their hatred to all kinds of dif...
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