The Sentimentality Of William Tavener

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In the short story “The Sentimentality of William Tavener” by WIlla Cather, William and Hester are two distinctly different characters. William and Hester were brought up by two different backgrounds. William came from the “Back Creek Folk” and Hester came from the “Gap People”. William was brought up by a very strict father and had to work very hard. Hester grew up getting to do almost whatever she wanted. The personalities of William and Hester also differ. William is silent and reserved while Hester is strong and independent. William and Hester also differ in how they treat their sons. William sets a “wholesome example” for his sons and teaches them to respect their mother. William is also strict with them, just like his father was to him.
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