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Letters of a Woman Homesteader In Letters of a Woman Homesteader there are several ideas and themes that are present Mixed among them are conflict geography and gender roles but deep within the letters and a word of Elinore Pruitt Stewart no other theme is more prevalent than that of community Community can be defined as people living together closely socially as well as physically And in my opinion community often involves sharing which we see in this book quite often First off I would just like to discuss some of the other themes that took place in the book Geography was actually a huge element as Elinore described unique environments throughout In her first letter she talk about how she cant plant because of 15 feet of snow and how they only have three seasons winter July and August Even as the letters continued she claimed that snow was yet too deep One time sticks out in my head when Elinore could see that the snow was so great that it had pressed the branches of threes down so low that she was hitting her head Her response was quite simply Such a snowstorm I never saw Her descriptions of the land were extremely vivid especially when she talked of leaving the snow-capped mountains for the desolate buttes Although I didnt see it was being a much as a part of the book as other things I did see conflict in certain spots Two that stick in my mind are the death and aftermath of Benny Louderer and the other being the letter about horse thievery Like I stated I didnt really find this to be as huge as the geography community or even gender roles but they presented a sort of conflict in their own little way Benny Louderer especially because the mother was to never know how her dear son died Briefly I would like to mention gender because I had
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