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THEME my antonia by willa cather a story of friends love immigration and most importantly CHANGE the whole book of my antonia is about CHANGE antonia CHANGES from an illiterate child from bohemia to an intelligent woman in america antonia CHANGES from living well off in bohemia to living poorly in america antonia CHANGES from being an innocent little girl to being a hard working teenager then there is jim burden who you could call antonias best friend or you could go a step further and call them soul mates they moved to nebraska together and they still stayed friends forever both of them CHANGED their lifestyles and even CHANGED different towns and different jobs and hobbies yet they still remained friends during their whole life some of jims CHANGES included moving from virginia with his parents to black hawk nebraska with his grandparents and his other CHANGE is moving from the country to town as you can tell this whole book is about CHANGES before i get into all the CHANGES happening in this book i first want to talk about my antonia and naturalism naturalism is the age where everyone wanted to simplify everything including books my antonia is a good example of naturalism because the whole story is simple very simple its basically as you heard before in the plot the story of a boy named jim burden who moves west meets a girl named antonia shimerda and they grow up from young to old in different parts of the country but throughout their lives they always remain friends my antonia is about real life and anything insignificant is not portrayed in this book thats naturalism for you now lets get back to what the theme of the book is CHANGE antonia CHANGES from being an illiterate girl from bohemia to being an intelligent woman in america in the beginning of the story antonia is illiterate she doesnt know how to read
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