Compare & Contrast Neighbor Rosicky by Willa Cather

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1920s: Farms are run by individual families who view the farm as a means of making a living close to the land and away from the commercialism of the city.

1990s: Farms may be run by individual families or by farming corporations, but the emphasis is often on farming as a business. Farms are worked with huge diesel-powered tractors pulling wide cultivators or several disc plows in combination.

1920s: Rosicky gives Rudolph a dollar for "ice cream an' candy" and possibly the cost of a movie.

1990s: The total for these items would be between fifteen and twenty dollars for two people.

1920s: Rosicky gets some kind of prescription from Dr. Burleigh for his heart, but that is the last mention of his medication. When he has a heart attack, there is only Polly with her hot compresses to care for him.

1990s: People take nitroglycerin and...

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