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    Willa Cather was a famous female writer in the early 1900’s. In 1913 she wrote O Pioneers! It was the first book of her Great Plains trilogy. O Pioneers! Tells the story of the Swedish Bergson family that lives in Hanover, Nebraska. Alexandra Bergson, the main character, inherits the family farmland when her father John Bergson passes away. Alexandra Bergson devotes her life to two things, making a good farmland and the success of Emil Bergson, her youngest brother. In this story Willa Cather expresses three types of literary writing movements which include naturalism, realism, and romanticism. In this essay we will be discussing how Cathers uses these literary movements in her story. The majority of the story, O Pioneers! was written in a…

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    Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! tells the gripping tale of Alexandra, a farmer on the Nebraska plains and her ordeals as she faces obstacles with her farm life and personal life. The novel expands into further character plots, however, specifically that of Emil and Marie, Alexandra’s brother and his married love interest, respectively. Ending in tragedy, Cather memorializes them with this passage: “But the stained, slippery grass, the darkened mulberries, told only half the story. Above Marie and…

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    Feminist Critque on O Pioneers! Willa Cather’s, book O Pioneers represents a completely different way of life than traditional life is the early 1900’s . Traditionally, a man’s main job consits of hard labor and a woman’s job involves having children and focusing on home life. Although this happens to be the “norm” of the time, charcters in O Pioneers do quite the opposite. Carl Linstrum, a male character in the novel, does not come across as your “typical” 1900’s man. Another bold…

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    Cather personally adheres Naturalism in her book O Pioneers! because how She wrote about her and Oscar and Luis’ fight and Emil and Marie’s relationship. Although, Cather prefers Naturalism in her book, the title has a sense of Naturalism. To sum it up I believe Cather uses Naturalism as her life philosophy in her book O’ Pioneers!. However, O’ Pioneers! has the Naturalistic view the title of the book has a romantic view. The Title of the book has the same title as a romantic poem that talks…

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    From the beginning of “O Pioneers!” readers are shown a complete disregard, or reversal, of gender roles. Gender roles are highly discussed in American literature. Characters in “O Pioneers!” are not shamed for their gender reversals, Alexandra is actually seemed to be praised for being masculine. Alexandra is the character that the audience gets to see gender reversal in. Carl is also described differently than the stereotypical man. While Alexandra and Carl are the most prominent characters…

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    Cather’s character, Alexandra Bergson, represents her personality; a strong and intelligent young woman. Cather wrote the book, O Pioneers!, to express her life story by using Realistic, Romantic, and Naturalistic views. Naturalism; “philosophical viewpoint according to which everything arises from natural properties and causes, and supernatural or spiritual explanations are excluded or discounted.” The story represents Naturalism in the beginning with the land. Farmers depend on nature to…

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    In the book O pioneers! By Willa Cather, there are many themes, from self-sacrifice to how horribly terrible relationships can go. However one of the themes relates most to U.S. history and that is how the book compares how the foreign characters were treated compared to that of real-life immigrants from the late 19th century to the early 20th. During the 19th century and the early 20th, there was a spike in the number of immigrants to America from all over the world. During this time, however,…

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    Dessen pinpoints the emotions and obstacles Marie has experienced through her love for Emil. For Marie, love for Emil was never expected or convenient, but was spontaneous and burdensome. This is exactly what Dessen describes to be “true love”, one that happens by chance at the worst time possible but is composed of passion and intensity. Dessen even describes the “single, throbbing moment”, where Marie and Emil express this true love in one passionate night under the stars. Although this love…

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    O Pioneers and Ethan Frome are two classic, exciting novels. Even though the two plots of these stories aren’t much alike, the have similarities so often, it’s eerie. From the cold, harsh winter that the stories take place in, to the fact that they were written 2 years apart (1911 - 1913). These stories were not meant to relate at all, but the more you read, the more similarities you may find throughout both books. I find it funny that the similarities are not more recognised in the reading…

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    The story “O! Pioneers” written by Willa Cather uses three types of writing views. She uses the Romantic, Realistic, and Naturalistic views to write the story. The story is about a girl named Alexandra and how she deals with loss, failure, and loneliness. Cather mostly uses the naturalistic view to explain the struggles that Alexandra goes through, but she also uses the romantic and realistic views to explain it. Cather uses the Realistic view to show us Alexandra realization of what happened.…

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