Essays Tagged: "Jim Burden"

Reports discussing "My Antonia's points" by Villa Cather

extent pastoral tone the novel will be set in. A pastoral work retreats to an ideal rural setting. Jim Burden not only goes back to the prairie, but more importantly, he retreats to the innocent days ... his very first memories. While this reflects on the focus of the paper, I will use two characters, Jim and Ántonia, to illustrate these issues, and show why they make this book such a delightf ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compares "Araby" by James Joyce, and "My Antonia" by Willa cather

ributes, they both have their differences. In the following, James Joyce's character in "Araby" and Jim Burden in Will Cather's My Antonia will be examined.To begin, the young boy in "Araby" was on a ... .The central narrative of My Antonia is a look backward into the past, and though in his narration, Jim rarely says anything directly about the idea of the past, the overall tone of the novel is highl ...

(4 pages) 143 2 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An essay book review of My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

My AntoniaIn the beginning of this novel we meet a successful railroad lawyer named Jim Burden. He is writing a memoir of his friend Antonia. Jim finds that a childhood friend of his, ... anaged to stay friends. When Antonia had to help out her family after her father's suicide, and how Jim went on to further his education. While Jim graduated from Harvard, Antonia is at home with her ... to further his education. While Jim graduated from Harvard, Antonia is at home with her baby which Jim felt was very courageous of her. Twenty years had passed and Jim meets Tony again to find her ha ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"My Antonia" and the theme "strength of women"

time and many other obstacles, she embodies the theme "The Strength of Women". Through the eyes of Jim Burden, Antonia's struggles and trials exhibit her immense gusto. Antonia expresses strengths th ... da, Antonia devotes her time to hard labor on the fields and hired work to support the family. When Jim meets Antonia on the fields, she asks, "Jim, you ask Jake how much he ploughed to-day. I don't w ...

(2 pages) 44 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A critical book review of "My Antonia". discusses symbolism, characterization, and an analysis of the themes.

in and around Black Hawk, Nebraska.My Antonia is a novel based on the memories of the protagonist, Jim Burden. Many critics have criticized this novel, and have focused on such literary elements such ... or hard to see, but some are vivid and filled with details. In My Antonia, the first chapter covers Jim and Antonia's trials and experiences in a year. Here Cather uses her own experiences to emphasiz ...

(8 pages) 65 0 2.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"My

"Optima dies... prima fugit". These lines introduce us to Jim Burden's world. Translated from Virgil's Georgics, it simply reads; "the best days... are the fi ... the best days... are the first to flee". Ántonia, the focus of this essay, as well as the focus of Jim's novel, represents these 'best days', and all the memories that have fled, and vanished. By wri ... resents these 'best days', and all the memories that have fled, and vanished. By writing his novel, Jim relives his past, and is able to tell us his memories, and his feelings about these memories. Ji ...

(5 pages) 20 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What the author, Willa Cather, is trying to convey throughout her book "My Antonia".

"My Antonia" is narrated by one of the main characters of the story named Jim Burden. Jim's mother and father both died when he was very young so he was sent to live with his ... ther in Black Hawk, Nebraska. When he arrives, an immigrant family from Bohemia moves in next door. Jim then meets Antonia Shimerda, the youngest of the Bohemian family. Jim and Antonia become best fr ... of the Bohemian family. Jim and Antonia become best friends, while enjoying every moment together. Jim and Atonia share great memories while they grow up together. However, they both grow together th ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Great Gatsby

s I could still get involved in the book. Something that has caught my attention is how much Jim Burden from My Antonia and Nick Carraway are similar. Both are Mid-West boys, which gives them a ... West boys, which gives them a sense of earthiness, also they have that insightfulness that I saw in Jim. Both Fitzgerald and Cather use these characters as objective narrators, by creating likeable yo ...

(3 pages) 372 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My Antonia

Antonia by Willa Cather. This book was first published in 1918. The plot of this book is based on Jim's relationship with Antonia. Antonia is an immigrant and Jim structures his view of her from be ... t and Jim structures his view of her from beginning to end. Soon, they begin to play together, and Jim teaches her English. These days of childhood are being remembered through out the novel and ser ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

My Antonia

Jim Burden is a business man in New York. He grew up in Black Hawk with his grandparents. Jim and hi ... bound for Black Hawk. The only one in the family that spoke English was Antonia, a young girl about Jim’s age. Jim and Antonia quickly became friends. The relationship formed between Jim and Antonia ... ia quickly became friends. The relationship formed between Jim and Antonia was the shaping force of Jim’s life.When Antonia was little she has done a lot more than Jim has ever done. This influenc ...

(2 pages) 16 1 3.3 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

My Antonia

My Antonia by: D.P.(AKiN)My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a book tracing the story of a young man, Jim Burden, and his relationship with a young woman, Antonia Shimerda. Jim narrates the entire story ... childhood with Antonia. He traces his coming to the Nebraska where he and Antonia meet and grow up. Jim looks back on all of his childhood scenes with Antonia with nearly heartbreaking nostalgia. My A ...

(4 pages) 1206 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

My antonia 2

My Antonia by: D.P.(AKiN)My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a book tracing the story of a young man, Jim Burden, and his relationship with a young woman, Antonia Shimerda. Jim narrates the entire story ... childhood with Antonia. He traces his coming to the Nebraska where he and Antonia meet and grow up. Jim looks back on all of his childhood scenes with Antonia with nearly heartbreaking nostalgia. My A ...

(4 pages) 443 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry