A wagner matinee theme. English 11 Flashcards 2019-02-21

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A Wagner Matinee Themes

a wagner matinee theme

Yesterday, during the Super Bowl, I watched the incredibly controversial, potentially civil-liberties-shaking Tim Tebow ad for Focus on the Family. The matinée audience was made up chiefly of women. I asked her whether she had ever heard any of the Wagnerian operas and found that she had not, though she was perfectly familiar with their respective situations, and had once possessed the piano score of The Flying Dutchman. Summary: A Wagner Matinee is about a man that has received a letter saying that his aunt is going to be coming to town, it ask him to take care of her while she is there. Before discussing theses purposes, back ground on Cather will be given so as to gain as better understanding and appreciation for her writing. The main characters are Clark and his Aunt Georgiana.

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A Wagner Matinee by Cather

a wagner matinee theme

Originally stooped, her shoulders were now almost bent together over her sunken chest. I was in a fever of curiosity, but Aunt Georgiana sat silent upon her peak in Darien. Oh, dear boy, pray that whatever your sacrifice may be, it be not that. When the matinee is over and everyone is leaving Georgiana remains seating. Naturalism focuses on the philosophical or scientific ideas whereas regionalism is about he characteristics of a specific region.

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Choices, Choices

a wagner matinee theme

There are a lot of places in the middle that often times tend to get left out, though the truth is that these places are the most important. This communication, worn and rubbed, looking as though it had been carried for some days in a coat pocket that was none too clean, was from my Uncle Howard and informed me that his wife had been left a small legacy by a bachelor relative who had recently died, and that it would be necessary for her to go to Boston to attend to the settling of the estate. As a young woman, Georgiana had been a talented music teacher at the until, during a trip to the , she met Howard Carpenter, ten years her junior. But they will be hard for us. Through the narrator we learn how talented Georgiana was when she was younger.

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A Wagner Matinee

a wagner matinee theme

Cather thought her aunt was ugly, smart, and eccentric Miller 1. For the first meaning, the synonyms are trial, hearing, action, or proceeding. Diehard fans of Cather, however, know that her Nebraska fiction is only half the story. It is sid that his music was played at a concentration camp… 821 Words 4 Pages Richard Wagner and Opera One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. She seemed not to realize that she was in the city where she had spent her youth, the place longed for hungrily half a lifetime.

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A Wagner Matinée Themes from LitCharts

a wagner matinee theme

We sat at the extreme left of the first balcony, facing the arc of our own and the balcony above us, veritable hanging gardens, brilliant as tulip beds. My Aunt Georgiana regarded them as though they had been so many daubs of tube-paint on a palette. One lost the contour of faces and figures, indeed any effect of line whatever, and there was only the colour of bodices past counting … red, mauve, pink, blue, lilac, purple, écru, rose, yellow, cream, and white, all the colours that an impressionist finds in a sunlit landscape, with here and there the dead shadow of a frock coat. She sat looking about her with eyes as impersonal, almost as stony, as those with which the granite Rameses in a museum watches the froth and fret that ebbs and flows about his pedestal. Beneath the soiled linen duster which, on her arrival, was the most conspicuous feature of her costume, she wore a black stuff dress, whose ornamentation showed that she had surrendered herself unquestioningly into the hands of a country dressmaker.

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The Wagner Matinee by sierra eldridge on Prezi

a wagner matinee theme

There, I saw the current cover of People magazine, where more hand-wringing is going on. She had hovered about him until she had prevailed upon him to join the country church, though his sole fitness for this step, insofar as I could gather, lay in his boyish face and his possession of this divine melody. Aunt Georgiana had been a music teacher at the Boston Conservatory, somewhere back in the latter sixties. As I pressed and gently quieted one of those groping hands, I remembered with quivering eyelids their services for me in other days. The full question is: Why does Paul go to work early in the short story titled Paul'sCase by Willa Cather A.

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A Wagner Matinee by Cather

a wagner matinee theme

The extent of this practice is limited to late-night tutelage and occasional conversations in the cowshed. This may be important as it suggests that Georgiana has isolated herself from the outside world. A Wagner Matinee strongly contradicts literary techniques and devices of Romanticism while emphasizing regionalism, a form of realism. On examining the date indicated as that of her arrival I found it no later than tomorrow. Howard was twenty one, still a young man, while Georgiana was thirty. Their water they got from the lagoons where the buffalo drank, and their slender stock of provisions was always at the mercy of bands of roving Indians. She preserved this utter immobility throughout the number from The Flying Dutchman, though her fingers worked mechanically upon her black dress, as if, of themselves, they were recalling the piano score they had once played.

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Short Story Analysis: A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather

a wagner matinee theme

Some years before there had drifted to the farm in Red Willow County a young German, a tramp cowpuncher, who had sung the chorus at Bayreuth, when he was a boy, along with the other peasant boys and girls. . They know what Focus on the Family is really thinking and trying to accomplish. While the narrator works hard to convince the reader that Georgiana regrets her decision, he unwittingly raise possible doubts with the intrusion of the story about the singing farmhand. Springer knew nothing of all this, and must have been considerably shocked at what was left of my kinswoman. One summer, while visiting in the little village among the Green Mountains where her ancestors had dwelt for generations, she had kindled the callow fancy of my uncle, Howard Carpenter, then an idle, shiftless boy of twenty-one. Cather uses Nebraska terrain, such as rough trails, weather, and farming, and society to stress the difficulty of living in the specific region, or the West.

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