Her Stories By Willa Cather Analysis

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Analyzing Willa Cather and Three of Her Stories As individuals, we all have our own way of communicating in writing that can tell the reader a lot about the author in an almost intimate way. When you open a book, you aren’t just staring at blank pieces of paper, but seeing words that flow together in such a way that envelope the reader into the world that the author has created. These words took hours of editing and revisions only to sit upon a shelf until it catches the attention of a reader willing to take the journey. An author can make you hate one of their characters in the beginning of a story but grow to love them by the end. Willa Cather was a female American author who was born on December 7, 1873 in Gore Virginia. Cather lived a…show more content…
Before this discussion, Cather describes the couple in a way that explains that they have basically fallen into a pattern and become simply just roommates. The discussion between the two starts from basic banter and then spirals into such a youthful conversation that lasted for hours. They talked about their individual experiences at the circus and begun laughing about their childhood and their earlier years. While, they did work just fine as roommates most of the time, Cather blossoms them into remembering why they were sitting next to each other to begin with. This component is something that is so precious in a marriage. I am a little bit biased in only seeing the romantic side of things in this…show more content…
This story was the last story in a set of seven stories that truly begun Cather’s career as an author that led her to her move to New York City. The collection was named The Troll Garden and it was published in 1905. Cather remarked in a collection of interviews, letters, and articles that she wrong the story while she was teaching an English class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Ghent). This particular story is much longer than the previous two, mostly because of the timeline. While Peter and The Sentimentality of William Tavener cover a timespan of less than a day, Paul’s Case follows the main character, Paul, for a couple of months. Cather uses a sort of characteristic that she had in her childhood into the character Paul. Throughout her pre-college schooling, she dressed in boy’s clothing like suits. She was known to be a “tomboy” by her classmates and by herself. Paul, is a boy that his teachers were not happy with, mostly “the carnation in his lapel”. When the story begins, Paul is being seen for a hearing due to being on suspension that do not have anything to do with disrespect to a teacher, but merely his appearance and the way he carries
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