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In My Antonia Willa Cather focused on depicting ethnic values of the different cultures of the various immigrants who came to Nebraska These people had to face the hardships the plight and the conditions of life on the rural Nebraska prairie land of late nineteenth century America We might wonder what makes these foreign people come to the US despite of all these difficulties The answer to this question will surely explain what the American Dream is to make a better life for themselves and their families She greatly admired those pioneers who tried to survive on their hope in the American Dream On the road to fulfill the American Dream one faces lots of hardships and difficulties The land in Nebraska serves as a symbol for these difficulties It is a source of back-breaking labor sacrifice and deprivation during bad years The pioneers feel challenged by the prairie land because of the packed grass and sod that covered it The land also gives opportunities for personal development and artistic inspiration Jim Burden remarks about his early Nebraskan life All the years that have passed have not dimmed my memory of that first glorious autumn p 21 Just as the land in the book life is full of challenges opportunities and excitements We can never guess what will happen in the future Besides hardships one must face disappointments and tragedies in order to achieve their goals In the book Mr Shimerda Pavel and Peter could not grapple with the challenge of America thus they become victims and are defeated by the hardships of the immigrants life Lena by contrast is a successful figure in the book She is creative successful and generous yet she does not desire to marry and raise children as Antonia does since she wants her freedom and a successful self-sufficient life Different people may have different goals and ways to achieve them different results will happen
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