Willa Cather illustrates this in her story “O Pioneers!” It is not accidental that people experience different things. Karma attempts to reinforce the Karma story by allowing people to experience certain events in their lives. It is not unusual for people to ask why evil deeds are often punished with adverse consequences. Cather’s account demonstrates how inhuman actions can lead to negative outcomes. Cather provides readers with detailed information about Cather’s characters’ lives starting at infancy. This may also be called the beginning or end of a person’s journey towards achieving certain milestones. Cather enhances the power and effectiveness of Karma through contrasting Alexandra Bergson’s happy ending and perfect life with Emil and his ilk whose lives end up in financial ruin and death.
The immaculate character of Alexandra Bergson is apparent even at the end of the novel. Constinuity is one characteristic of Karma. Karma does not have an effect on temporary circumstances. Sometimes people are influenced to act in certain situations by expected outcomes. It was obvious, for example that Alexandra Bergson’s father might die during the plot. In order to inherit this property, it would be appropriate for one of the kids to have done so. Karma doesn’t apply in such circumstances. Karma isn’t determined by conditions, it’s an individual’s mentality that does. According to Cather (2003, p. 17), Alexandra is a resemblance of her grandpa. Already, her great talents were recognized. Alexandra Bergson was chosen as the farm manager to allow readers an opportunity to see how she manages family resources. Alexandra Bergson leads the farm through the storms, despite the difficult weather. Karma’s effects are evident in two instances. The father first saw the qualities of her daughter when she was about to die. She was honest and diligent in transferring the estate. Karma rewards her for being honest when she manages the farm in spite of agricultural turmoils.
Many love scenes show the impact of Karma. Marie and Emil were close friends when they were children. Marie, Frank and their friendship blossoms into an extramarital affair. No matter what the circumstance, Emil will make every effort to have an affair. Extramarital relationships were traditionally forbidden. He adds that Franks “is a decent man” and Franks is promoted as a great person. “There’s something open, joyous, and youthful about this country’s face,” (Cather 2003, p.137). Frank’s marriage is destroyed however by Emil. Frank ultimately kills Marie and Emil. Importantly, Marie’s and Frank’s marriage was not legal and ultimately lead to their deaths. This situation may lead to several questions. In the text, the author shows the impact of Karma by making sure Marie and Emil get to kiss in a place where Frank might find them. Emil was aware that it was dangerous for him to enter Marie’s marriage house. He lacked intelligence to prevent such dangers. It is a strange situation, which raises questions about the impact of Karma. Karma has the objective to punish misguided people, like Frank, who wish to cause harm.