Willa Cather’s Feminist Tendencies
Willa Cather tends to portray static characters with little depth, yet she seems to
approach her female characters with an air of liberalism that allows for a more
well-rounded exploration of society than is found in the works of other conteporary
authors. Cather depicts women as both the classic “mother woman” and the independent
individual. Allowing her to free the female character from heir reliance on men. Her
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her characters that don’t have to involve love stories and births; her stories
can end in business adventures and self-discovery. Although Cather explores modern
ideals for women, she does not abandoned the traditional values of husband and family.
Cather portrays women young and old, rich and poor, and develops them into well
rounded citizens. She allows her characters to free themselves from the social restraint of
society and live the lives of their dreams.