Describing the Business of Farming in O Pioneers! by Willa Silbert Cather
Willa Sibert Cather was born in Virginia, December 7, 1873. At the age of nine, Cather's family moved to Nebraska. Willa fell in love with the country, with the waste prairies of the Nebraska. In her life, Willa worked for different journals and magazines and received many honorary degrees, even the Pulitzer Prize. Her literary life was extremely influenced by her childhood in the wild country. In her life story, I actually didn't find any trace of doing a business relative to farming, or running a farm on her own. Therefore she doesn't seem to have practical experience with business of farming. Maybe that's why she describes it in a general way only, without …show more content…
I'm not sure if this information had some influence on what happened to Alexandra on her way back home. Willa Cather describes it as a kind of spirit, a fresh breath of the land that blew on Alexandra and put an idea in her head that there was something important to happen soon. And Alexandra felt it very positively. From now, she was sure about the future of the Divide, she saw it as a prosperous and fertile land. And she, as a good farmer, wanted to have all the available land to make the greatest profit. The Bergson's farm was mortgaged and Alexandra bought some land from the neighbors who left for the town. Her brothers did't believe her much, but they didn't have a better idea, so they tried to support her as much as possible.
At this place, Willa Cather stops the story and jumps over almost sixteen years ahead. Now, the Bergson family is quite wealthy. All Alexandra's visions became reality. The land is cultivated, rich, and gives enormous crops. As for the business, everything is going right. Alexandra's brothers Lou and Carl have their own