My Antonia *Book 1, chapter* 3 Willa Cather focuses on writing fiction novels and she became famous through the success of her novels. We can suppose that this novel is autobiographical because in 1883 the Cather family moved to join Willa’s grandparents William and Caroline in Webster County, Nebraska like the main protagonist. However, My Antonia presents a distinctly American vision of modernism. Often, modernist works evoke a sense of disillusionment with modern society, a feeling of fragmentation and despair at the increasing trends towards industrialization and urbanization. At other times, they present an idealized view of pre-industrialized, still innocent society (a literary trend called primitivism). My Antonia follows the second path and offers a vision of the idyllic world of the American West. Although by the time of the novel’s publication, the frontier and depicts it as a perfect alternative to the modern, corrupt world that we now live in. Cather glorifies frontier values of independence, hard work, and asceticism, and she implicitly contrasts it to the competition ans isolation of modern society. Because Cather praises the country in favour of the city, the novel can also be considered a pastoral novel. The book My Antonia is divided into five books. This chapter can be divided into four parts. From the beginning down to line fifteen, it deals with the presentation of the extract and the importance of nature. From line sixteen down to line forty-one, this passage describes the relationship between the Bohemian family and Peter Krajiek, we can translate that like a swindling. From line forty-two down to line ninety three, it is the first contact between the two families and the presentation of the Bohemian family. Finally, from line ninety four down to the end, it deals with the meeting and the relationships between Antonia and Jim. On Sunday morning, Otto who is the Burden’s hired hand, Grandmother, and Jim drive across fields of red
they both knew named Ántonia. For both of them, she symbolizes their childhood on the frontier, and Jim mentions that he thinks about her quite a bit. He tells the speaker that he has been recording his memories of the girl, and a few months later, he brings a folder containing his writing to the speaker. He had just finished it the night before and says that it was written haphazardly, just as he remembered it. Jim gives the folder to the speaker, but not before writing "My Ántonia" on the front of….
le chapitre quatre de My antonia se passe un dimanche après-midi, Jim fait sa première sortie à cheval avec Otto comme moniteur. Jim raconte qu'il joue le messager, l'intermédiaire, en se rendant à la poste et en distribuant le courrier à la place des hommes. Il précise qu'auparavant c'était Fuchs qui accomplissait ces tâches.
Malgré le temps qui passe Jim se souvient de la beauté de l'automne, du premier automne, qui la marqué. Il décrit les chemins parmis les hautes herbes, bordés de tournesols….
My antonia excerpt II
I ) The environnement
II ) The Characters
III ) Relationships
I) The environnement :
House > is lost in the wilderness
a windmill frame without a wheel and the narrator compares it at a skeletton ( L 6.7 )
seems to be a ghost house ( nobody live there )
seems to be abandonned but it wasn't ( L 6.7 )
we can forsee that the house is not confortable
at 1st J not see the house and when he came closer….
MUCH AS I LIKED Antonia, I hated a superior tone that she sometimes took with me. She was four years older than I, to be sure, and had seen more of the world; but I was a boy and she was a girl, and I resented her protecting manner. Before the autumn was over, she began to treat me more like an equal and to defer to me in other things than reading lessons. This change came about from an adventure we had together.
One day when I rode over to the Shimerdas' I found Antonia starting off on foot….
Like Jim Burden, her narrator,in My Antonia, Willa Cather was moved from a childhood home in Virginia to a house near Red Cloud, Nebraska. She says in an interview in 1913, »I would not know how much a child’s life is bound up in the woods and hills and meadows around it,if I had not been jerked away from all these and thrown out into a country as bare as a piece of sheet iron. » Jim,looking out of the wagon on his first journey cannot pray because of the emptiness : »There was nothing but land :….
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Book two (chapter XII)
The scene takes place in Black Hawk. Antonia has left the Harlings because she refused to obey Mr Harling who wanted her to stop going to the dances because it would dishonor the family. She set her mind to work for Wick Cutter, a married man with a bad reputation.
Antonia has changed. She now cares about her appearance, wearing gloves, high heels, hats and pretty dresses. Jim is bored in the evenings.….
of the pioneers to get together in this wild country and to say prayers (long distances, isolation)
• Lexical field of religion : prayed – remiss – God – thy your) judgment seat – thy mercy seat – he was praying – Amen a hymn – Jesus, Lover of My Soul – spirit.
The number five and the Crown of Thorns : many allusions to the symbolism of Jesus's crucifixion, to Christianity in that land in the middle of nowhere where the people are shared with both hope and despair.
Mr Shimerda is dentified….
My Antonia, Willa Cather : Text 10- BookIV Chapter IV
First of all I’m going to introduce the life and work of the author of My Antonia, Willa Cather.
She was born in 1873 in rural Virginia. She moved with her family from Virginia to Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 10. Red Cloud was at that time a small railroad down that had been founded 13 years before and which was populated by immigrants from all over Europe.
Willa attended RC. High School and learned the classics. She began to forge friendship….
presents her with some loaves of bread. They exchange greetings, and, as the adults begin talking, Jim an Antonia run off to play with her youngest sister, Yulka, trailing behind. As they wander through the grass, Jim teaches Antonia a few English words. When the Burdens prepare to leave, Mr Shimerda entreats Mrs Burden to teach English to Antonia.
As the autumn season goes on, Antonia and Jim's relationship turns into friendship. The country that Jim first found anxious now "seemed to….
III) Tout d’abord dans une première partie nous allons évaluer le rôle des ONG et de l’ONU, ensuite dans un deuxième cas à la création de système d’alerte et enfin pour finir à l’éducation des populations face à ce risque.
A) ONG et ONU
Les ONG sont des organisations non gouvernementales qui s’occupent des personnes en danger suite à une guerre, une épidémie, ou notamment à une catastrophe naturel. Ce sont principalement des groupes de citoyens bénévoles qui vont en aides ; exemple d’association….