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One persons dream is another persons nightmare The book My Antonia written by Willa Cather tells of the last segment of Antonias life In the final book Jim wonders whether the life that is right for one is ever right for two My thesis is in the case of the life of the Cuzaks They are living the perfect life for Antonia but not for Anton Anton is a city man and thinks about that lifestyle all the time even though he is happy with his Antonia There are clues that show that Anton may not be truly satisfied with his life is when he says to his wife sometimes I get awful sore on this place and want to quit but my wife she always say we better stick it out The babies come along pretty fast so it look like it be hard move anyhow234 When Jim is talking to Anton by the windmill about Vienna Ringstrasse and the theatres Anton says Gee Id like to go back there once when the boys is big enough to farm the place Sometimes when I read the papers from the old country I pretty near run away I never did think I would be a settled man like this234235 Antonia couldnt be any happier with the life she is living She has become grizzled lost many teeth and has had to work hard in this new venture One phrase that shows Antonias love for the farmland is when she says There wasnt a tree here when we first came We planted every one and used to carry water for them they were on my mind like children Many a night after he was asleep Ive got up and come out and carried water to the poor things219 Antonia tells of how they started their farm and how she never gets lonesome there like she did in town She asks You remember what sad spells I
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