My Antonia Essay | The Sacrifices of a Woman

This student essay consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis of The Sacrifices of a Woman.
This section contains 2,532 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Sacrifices of a Woman

The Sacrifices of a Woman

Summary: An essay on Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark and My Antonia
A common trait for Willa Cather's characters is that they possess a certain talent or skill. This art usually controls the lives of these characters. According to critic Maxell Geismar, Cather's heroines who possess a skill often either do not marry or marry men whom they dominate; if they do marry the marriage is without excitement because their passion is invested in their art. In a sense, Geismar accuses Cather's heroines of sacrificing their marital roles for their art (172). However, marriage is not the only aspect that raises the subject of sacrifice for Cather's protagonists - there is also the issue of family. This is because a woman artist, or any woman, is judged not only on her art but also on her personal life, especially by her submissiveness to man in the role of daughter, wife and mother. If a woman is unable to...

(read more)

This section contains 2,532 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Sacrifices of a Woman
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
The Sacrifices of a Woman from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook