My Antonia Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of The Struggles of Ordinary Human Beings in "My Antonia" and an Old Western Movie.
This section contains 1,348 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Struggles of Ordinary Human Beings in "My Antonia" and an Old Western Movie

The Struggles of Ordinary Human Beings in "My Antonia" and an Old Western Movie

Summary: Essay provides a comparison of Willa Cather's "My Antonia" and an old western movie.
Western frontier life in America marks one of the most exciting chapters in American history. The settlement of the West fulfilled the dreams of gold-hungry prospectors and of homesteaders whose backbreaking labor transformed barren plains into fields of grain. To men and women everywhere, the West symbolizes the American achievement of taming a wild and beautiful land. Both Willa Cather's My Antonia and the film Heartland celebrate the struggle of ordinary human beings on the path to the American Dream, and the impossible tasks they strive to accomplish. In the end, the audience realizes that it is only through the struggle that true success and happiness is achieved.

The American West of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century promised to satisfy the needs and dreams of immigrants fresh from Europe, as well as thousands of...

(read more)

This section contains 1,348 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Struggles of Ordinary Human Beings in "My Antonia" and an Old Western Movie
Copyrights
BookRags
The Struggles of Ordinary Human Beings in "My Antonia" and an Old Western Movie from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.