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  1. Cather: Describe Lyon Hartwell. How does he appear to his young American admirers, and why?

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    Willa Sibert Cather (1873-1947), one of America’s most beloved authors, is best known for her novels depicting the lives of people who settled the American heartland and the Southwest: O! Pioneers,…

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    • Cather: What happens to Hartwell on the night of Memorial Day? What does he learn about himself?

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      Willa Sibert Cather (1873-1947), one of America’s most beloved authors, is best known for her novels depicting the lives of people who settled the American heartland and the Southwest: O! Pioneers,…

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      • Cather: What is the meaning of the title? Who or what is a “namesake”?

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        • Cather: What picture of America—and presented in what manner and spirit—does Hartwell offer in his statues?

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          • Cather: What role does the flag play in Hartwell’s process of self-discovery?

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            • Cather: Why does Lyon Hartwell return to live and work in Paris?

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              • Cather: Why is Lyon Hartwell so attracted by the portrait of his namesake?

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                • Compassion: "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville"

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                  Herman Melville (1819-1891), today hailed as one of America’s greatest writers, had in his own time a very mixed career. Some of his early sea-stories and sea-adventures were esteemed by the…

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                  • Courage and Self-Sacrifice: "Chamberlain" by Michael Shaara and Speech to the Third Army by George S. Patton

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                    Courage is a virtue difficult to cultivate, especially among self-interested citizens oriented toward the pursuit of their own happiness. At the extreme, why shouldn’t I prefer the preservation…

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                    • Diana Schaub : The Importance of National Sentiment

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                      What So Proudly We Hail editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub are joined by Richard Brookhiser (author, "George Washington on Leadership"), Harvey Mansfield (Harvard University)…

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                      • Enterprise and Commerce: "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" by Mark Twain

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                        Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) is well known as a humorist and satirist. But like many satirists, he had serious things in view. Writing in the latter part of the 19th century,…

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                        • Equality: "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut

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                          Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007) was born and raised in Indianapolis and later left college to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent time as a German prisoner of war and won a Purple…

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