My Antonia By Willa Cather Essay Example

Which character in this work reminds you of people you know? In the novel My Antonia, Anton Cazak reminds me of my neighbor. Anton Cazak is a considerate good-humored man. He shows this in the story when he is polite enough to substitute English for Bohemian since Jim is his guest. He also presents his gift of a paper snake gently to little Jan to lift the spirits of the child. Anton Cazak is a kind of person who also likes children and finds them amusing. He is also so charitable that he misses living in the city but stays and works very hard on the farm because of Antonia staying with them.

My neighbor is also a considerate good-humored man with a good nature because when my lawn mower broke I borrowed his. During the time I was using his lawn mower, he fixed my lawn mower and returned it back to me. He is also very courteous, my neighbor showed this when he cancelled his anniversary party just because my baby sister was sick, and he did not want to disturb her. This shows that my neighbor is just like Anton Cazak because they are both good-hearted, good humored and very considerate people. In the Novel My Antonia, Anton Cazak was kind and considerate many people liked him and respected him. This is just like my neighbors on my block, because of my next door neighbors great personality they all respect him in a way that nobody else does.

It shows that if you treat people nicely they also treat you back with generosity. What kind of barriers or obstacles did a character or characters overcome? One of the barriers the characters overcome in the novel My Antonia is the language barrier unable to communicate the newly arrived family the Shimendas needed help surviving in the Nebraska climate second barrier is the severe winter. Were the winter less severe the simendas might have been able to escape there unpleasant life of living in the cave because of not having a house built yet. Third barrier and final barrier has the lack of cooperation among the immigrants themselves. The shimendas faced many barriers after some losses the shimendas finally defeated the foes.