In My Antonia, Willa Cather pens a nostalgic story focused on a two people with a unique connection. Jim Burden narrates the story of Antonia Shimerda, the girl next door who happens to be a Bohemian emigrant. Jim moves to his grandparents’ house after his parents die; Antonia arrives in the United States with her family and little else. The two are vastly different, but bond quickly on the Nebraska prairie. Most people who study the novel acknowledge the obvious impact that Antonia has on Jim and see Antonia as “in one way or another, the center of the novel” (Lucenti).
Jim’s motive for writing his story is to try to reestablish some connection between his present as a New York lawyer and his vanished past on the Nebraska prairie. Additionally, within the narrative itself, other characters often look back longingly toward a past that they have lost. When Mr. Shimerda survey the squalor his family lived in, Mr. Shimerda believed ‘that peace and order had vanished from the earth,” or existed only “in the old world he had left so far behind.”() Living in Black Hawk, Jim and Ántonia recall their days on the farms; Lena looks back toward her life with her family; the Shimerdas and the Russians reflect on their lives in their respective home countries before they immigrated to the United States.The two principal qualities that the past seems to possess for most of the characters in the novel are that it is unrecoverable and that it is, in some way, preferable to the present. Antonia misses life in Bohemia just as Jim the lawyer misses life in Nebraska, but neither can possibly return. This impossibility may have been autobiographical as well, informed by Cather’s own longing for her Nebraska childhood.
He is! He’s the one who’s ever given me the feeling that I have any sense.” In that quote, Anne is talking about her father. This quote shows how much anne appreciates her father, who has always been nice to her. She said that her father is the only one that understands her. Anne had thoroughly expressed despite everything her father is going through right now, he will still give her affection.
Listeners of “A Prairie Home Companion” will be hearing a new voice in the future. Garrison Keillor, the longtime host of the program and beloved entertainer will be stepping down after the next season and there is already a replacement waiting in the wings. According to the Minnesota Public Radio on Tuesday, Chris Thile will be taking Keillor’s job after the star is gone. This bittersweet moment has people recognizing that Garrison Keillor is set to retire and there is little anyone can do to change his mind. Busy with his touring, keeping his stories fresh by pumping out books and radio segments, it appears the star is looking for a little time to relax.
He gets his note pad out for the last time writing the date 11/06/16 two years later exactly from her husband’s death. Once again feeling exposed explaining what happened, until he asked that one question…. “After all this time Sarah, two years of these sessions, you have realised that he’s gone, you have started to focus on yourself, your family and most of all that what happened is not your fault… are you ready to move on, not to forget, however to let go?” In that moment Sarah felt relieved after two years, today was the day she felt no guilt and after all this time she was just afraid to let go. Franks accident solved the tension and nothing else, not the past, not how he should treat her equal, nothing, though they both acknowledged
Forest is very excited for this. After many years of Jenny blowing him off, she finally wants him. This is forest’s reward or as Joseph Campbell says “seizing the Sword’ The now married couple returns to their home town of Greenbow, Alabama, and is very happy for the short time that they had. Not long after they were married Jenny became ill with a disease. She died shortly thereafter.
“When I came opposite her house that morning her white roadster was beside the curb, and she was sitting in it with a lieutenant I had never seen before. They were so engrossed in each other that she didn’t see me until I was five feet away...The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at sometime, and because it seemed so romantic to me I have remembered the incident since. His name was Jay Gatsby...” (Pg.81). Sadly, their relationship was cut short by Gatsby leaving for the war and their separation really affected both Daisy and Gatsby who haven’t recovered since. “...how her mother had found her packing her bag one winter night to go to New York and say goodbye to a soldier who was going overseas...After that she didn’t play around with the soldiers any more...” (Pg.81).
Love is something that all people deal with at some point in their life, whether that be choosing to be in love or seeing others in love; it is everywhere in society. In Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, we follow Captain Woodrow Call and his business partner Augustus “Gus” McCrae as they embark on one final adventure, leaving behind the beloved town of Lonesome Dove. They take many people with them, including Lorena, the women the majority of the town’s men are in love with, and Newt, a young farm hand that Call and Gus have decided to raise together after his mother’s death. The novel follows as the characters fall in and out of love, all while traveling from Texas to Montana. Lonesome Dove illustrates that when love is placed in an environment
In the story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway the protagonist, a marine, “Krebs” returns to his hometown years after the war is over. To his surprise the town remained static since the day he left, the only thing changed being Krebs himself. By addressing Krebs’s disconnect to his hometown, using careful diction structure and expressing loss in faith the author highlights the physiological impact war can have on an individual, how past events can twist one’s reality, ultimately changing an individual from the inside out. Upon his late arrival, Krebs truly becomes isolated from his hometown realizing that the welcoming hands of home-comers have long been closed. Initially, he seeks attention, telling his war stories to the townspeople.
A couple of years later one of the federal marshals Charles Burks said that Ruby ha showed a lot of pride, she never cried or whimpered , she just marched along like a little soldier. The abuse had got worst it stated to impact her family her dad had lost his job, and he grandparents were sent to another land. Even the grocery store banned them from going in. But besides that there was other people in the community both blacks and whites started to support each other. Many parent had start to send their children back to school, and one of Ruby’s neighborhoods had offered her father a job.
After lunch the skies got dark and we were going to encounter some rain in the next couple of hours. We were finishing the last of our pickings and started to pack up. We rushed to our village and stayed in our homes till the storm passed. We’ve had many of storms like this one before so it wasn't noting but a breeze that flowed through the village. The next day was Sunday October 21 st , 1492, on Saturdays we take a break from our daily dues and take a trip to the shores.
I really appreciated this topic you presented surrounding the impact of incarceration on families. I remember being picked up by the local county sheriff’s a month after my daughter was born, and pleading with them to let me hold her one more time before they took me away to complete a yearlong sentence. The impacts of my own incarceration were devastating to not only my immediate family (former girlfriend/mother to my daughter and daughter), but also my birth family. Since I had been the sole provide, my parents graciously took my homeless little family in for that time period. Saturday’s were taken up by coming to see me in jail, and money was provided so that I could sustain some form of comfortability while behind bars.
With the help from the woman that he stumbled upon, Inman successfully makes his way back to Cold Mountain. He then meets Ada, both people were unable to recognize themselves from their changed appearances because of the four years of not seeing each other during the war. Ada invites Inman to her farm and the two conversed, and made plans for the future. After a few days of arriving home, Inman gets caught by Captain Teague’s protege, Birch, and got shot in the head. Ada runs to Inman and comforts him until he sadly passed away.
Corrie and her sister Betsie were taken to Ravensbruck, with only Corrie making it out alive. Because of a clerical error, she was released a week before all the women her age were killed. Though she lost everything, Corrie maintained a grateful and forgiving perspective. Before her death on April 15, 1983, she traveled, sharing her story and preaching forgiveness. In fact, at 90 years old she forgave one of her tormentors.