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Over the last two decades, the Midwest has experienced a dramatic metamorphosis from rural to suburban/urban cultures. This process has greatly affected rural communities and the individuals who work there. Agriculture as a tradition throughout the rural Midwest is quickly vanishing, along with the family structures that have enabled it to endure for decades. This novel captures the struggle of those individuals to hold onto that American culture and to portray the beauty and conflict of their way of life. Themes within the novel will compare the cycles of nature to those of the individuals who live and work within agricultural environments. The novel will also explore art, and some of the elements of art. It is one of the novel’s contentions that an individual’s nature is simplicity, and once realized, this nature, or simplicity of life, is part of art, just as art may be natural.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:agriculture midwest ohio farming
Date of Publication:01/01/2003