My Antonia Landscape Analysis

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In the book, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, there are many uses of symbolism to portray the ways of life in the characters; for example, the Nebraskan landscape, the prairie, and the lone plow. The purpose of the Nebraskan landscape is to show the influence of nature that it has on the people and the community as a whole. It determines the actions and moods of the characters; for example, Mr.Shimerda commits suicide after a very harsh winter. This shows a connection between the people and the harsh trials of the climate. In the book Jim gets really attached to the environment of the Nebraskan landscape such as the prairie even though after living in New York for twenty years. Also Jim and Antonia see a plow. It symbolizes the relationship between

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