My Antonia

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"THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school." (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920s. The book …

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…flirt so much and that would upset the girlfriends. My Antonia shows the strong personalities and positive life roles of women in the 1920s. Frances Harling, Molly Garner, and Lena Lingard all show this in the way they presented themselves in Black Hawk. Frances shows responsibility skills, Molly shows leadership skills, and Lena shows the will to improve herself. If ever woman or man had these skills they would have no trouble getting through life.