My Antonia Quote Analysis

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n "My Ántonia", Written by Willa Cather. In the first book at the end of the second section the character Jim Burden the main protagonist as well as the friend and teacher of the character Ántonia Shimerda. Describes happiness as such,"At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep." quote from the book "My Ántonia" written by Willa Cather. In this quote, one could feel as if the character is trying to say that in life happiness melds together with all other things in life. Which in turn causes everything in life to be better. I believe that the character Ántonia Shimerda would agree with that quote. "When we reached the level and could see the gold tree-tops,…show more content…
In this quote from "My Ántonia" it can be seen that before Jim was asked to teach her, Ántonia had difficulties communicating with people who spoke a different language than her. "My papa find friends up north, with Russian mans. Last night he take me for see, and I can understand very much talk. Nice mans, Mrs. Burden. One is fat and all the time laugh. Everybody laugh. The first time I see my papa laugh in this kawn-tree. Oh, very nice!" Quote from "My Ántonia" written by Willa Cather. This quote shows that after being taught by Jim for a while Ántonia was able to communicate with people much easier, but with broken English "He fight something awful! He is all over Jimmy's boots. I scream for him to run, but he just hit and hit that snake like he was crazy." Quote from "My Ántonia" written by Willa Cather. This quote shows that after even more time to teach her, Jim was able to teach Ántonia more English words, which would allow her to communicate even better with others.…show more content…
My name is Annalise Kingman and I am ten years of age. My pa moved my ma and me out westward in search of a new life. A couple of months ago my pa heard a tale of a wide open area ripe for the taking, so he told my ma that we were going out past Texas moving into the Mexican Cession area. We've been here for five months now. Our family was not the only one to move out this away. There are the Kensington, the Jansons, and then there is my family. We all live far away enough from each other in order to extend our own homesteads. Right now we only have a log cabin that my pa built with the help from the other men in the area that was finished only a couple of months ago. In return, he also helped them build a place to rest their heads. Before we came here my pa bought lots of seeds to plant so that when we got out here we could live off the land. I help my ma with the chores. While pa is outside working the land, or hunting for animals to put food on the table. When Pa does bring in an animal I help ma prepare it, she says I need to learn how to do this for when I get a husband of my own. The Jansons came by the other day, they have a boy about my age so we played outside while the adults spoke. My ma said that when we got old enough that I was to marry the Jansons boy, but I'm not too sure what that means. He is really fun to play with though. Yesterday while I was helping ma prepare breakfast pa started talking about how the crops are
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