In "A Wagner Matinee" how would you describe Aunt Georgiana's life before she married Howard? I know she enjoys her previous life better but I do not know how to describe it.

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Before she married Howard, Georgiana lived in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was a music teacher. There, too, she was able to attend the symphony and was afforded cultural opportunities. However, on the desolate farm in Nebraska, Georgiana has been deprived of such opportunities and experiences.

Since music speaks to the soul, it is a language that cannot be replaced and it leaves an emptiness when it is absent. At the time of the setting of Cather's story, the only music that could be heard was that which one played oneself or what one heard at concerts and recitals....

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