Compose a 2-3 page essay in which you make a thesis-driven argument about the narrator’s voice, character, and rhetorical purpose in Willa Cather’s My Antonia to show how the author has crafted Jim Burden carefully to accomplish her purpose with the novel. Your argument should be enriched by well chosen quotations and textual evidence, deep analysis and clear organization, and compelling composition.
In other words:
-Analyze how narrator Jim Burden uses his adult voice to reflect on his childhood
-Analyze the passages in the book in which jim rants
-Look at the novel, My Antonia, through a contemporary perspective