A Way Of Life Essay

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No one every thinks about how we got here. About what our ancestors had to go through and how the chances that we would actually ne here get slimmer and slimmer the more that you think about it. All those people that are in your family tree have helped to shape who you are and the person that you will become. Our family seems to determine who we are going to be in life and always seems to find a way to get us there. In the story A Wagner Matinee there is a man, Clark, who lives in Boston who receives word from his Aunt Georgiana who is coming to visit from Nebraska to settle an estate. When his aunt, Georgiana, had been younger she had been a very talented music teacher and she had been the ...view middle of the document...

” He never seems to mention anything bright. In your mind all you can think about are harsh, dark colors that make you realize how life in Nebraska at least was not the same as it was in Boston. It is strange to think how different life was in different cities and the different hardships that people went through. When you moved you had to give up things that you love because you were always given different responsibilities.
While reading Cather’s story, A Wagner Matinee, you realize how the more that you love something the more that it will be able to hurt you. This seems to be just the case in life itself. The more you allow something or someone to get closer to you, the better it will be able to hurt you. This is something that we all learn someday and Georgiana learned this with her love of music. When she left to go and live out in Nebraska. In this story I do not believe that Cather represented Nebraska in a bad way, I think she presented it in the way that it was. They say that the truth hurts and this might have been one of those times. Nebraska did make Georgina give up something that she loved, music, and because of that it...

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