In "My Antonia," how does Cather ask her readers to consider the economic hardships experienced by the new homesteaders?Especially those from other countries who have often left behind...

In "My Antonia," how does Cather ask her readers to consider the economic hardships experienced by the new homesteaders?

Especially those from other countries who have often left behind prosperity.

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Being a homesteader was very, very hard and a constant struggle for survival, especially for those who were from other countries.  Not only did they have to worry about feeding their families and making a living, they had to adopt a new language in order to communicate effectively in the United States.  Cather shows these struggles and portrays them in an honest and genuine way, making it easy for readers to sympathize for the struggles of Antonia's family and of Antonia.  Readers cannot help feeling sorry for their struggles and hardships. 

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