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O Pioneers After reading the novel O Pioneers it was hard to judge whether it was a tragedy or a triumph I think the answer you are looking for would be a triumph The only way I see it as a tragedy is that Emil and Maria died I knew since page six of the book that they were destined to be together It kind of broke my heart to see later on that she had married someone else But when her and Emil got shot I thought it may finish as a tragedy But overall I would see it as a triumph in the way that the Bergsons finally got what they wanted out of their land It made them rich Also Alexandra and Carl finally married And being that the whole novel was basically based on the land they were triumphant in getting what they risked what they longed for In my opinion I think the land broke the characters rather than the characters breaking the land Of course the characters had to plant and sew the fields but they did that every year It took the forever it seemed like for the land to break them Thats what the Bergsons had worked for their whole life The land pulls the family together and makes them work hard to get what they wantmoney happiness It makes them happy So yes the land does break them more than they break the land In considering Cathers characters I dont think they become fully Americanized within a generation At the beginning of the novel it seems like they are more in tuned with the rest of America They are economically stable But when Carl comes back on his first visit Lou and Oscar scorn him about burning Wall Street Obviously America is building and becoming more advanced While still in Nebraska people are relying on their crops to get them by They are
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