The Song of the Lark - Part 1, Chapters I - V Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters I - V Summary

Willa Cather's "The Song of the Lark" is primarily the story of a young girl's coming of age and her development into a great artist. However, it also tells of her struggle against adverse circumstances to become successful. Thea Kronborg is raised in the suffocating and gossipy small town of Moonstone, Colorado. In order for her to reach her full potential Thea must leave her hometown, and sacrifice her family and personal life. This true to life novel depicts the difficulty of life and the hurdles one must clear to achieve greatness.

Howard Archie, the town doctor in Moonstone, Colorado, is called to the home of Peter Kronborg to assist in the birth of Kronborg's seventh child. While there Archie discovers the Kronborg's daughter Thea is deathly ill with pneumonia. Although he is afraid she...

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