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  • Antonia And Jim
    865 words
    Sheena Dawkins My Antonia: Summary Ms. Jackson October 2, 2000 My Antonia: Summary My Antonia was written by Willa Cather in 1918. The story stars out with a young boy named Jim Burden. E travels by cross- country train to live with his grandparents at the age of ten. His grandparents live on the Nebraska frontier. He has just recently lost both of his parents, and he is accompanied by a farm hand named Jake. On the same train is a bohemian family that can barley speak English. They are going to...
  • Antonia And Jim
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    Setting My Antonia takes place mostly in the countryside in Nebraska. Many events happen because of this location. Russian Pavel is wounded working in the country, later he dies. Mr. Shimerda commits suicide because he is not used to country living and does not like it. The main characters move to Black Hawk, a nearby town to their farm, only to return to the country in end. Characters Jim Burden, the narrator of the novel, comes to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. He spends a few years o...
  • Burden Household And The Shimerda Household
    677 words
    The Households in My Antonia Cather paints two opposite pictures when describing the Burden household and the Shimerda household. The two households reflect the two central women figures in each setting. The households show the values of the two women by the way the women keep and run the houses. Jim initially describes the Burden house as pleasant, warm and comforting. While Jim first takes a bath he comments, I sniffed a pleasant smell of gingerbread baking. (954) The comforting smell of food ...
  • Jim Burden And Lena Lingard
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    The American Dream. Its the life that everyone would like to live, and work their life away to accomplish it. For many, there are different versions of this stature that has become infamous throughout American history. When one breaks it down, however, there are actually four tenants of the American Dream. Land. Individualism. Progress. Self-reliance. The search for the American Dream is a story that could be told a thousand times, and My Antonia is no different. For every tenant, there is a cha...
  • Fields Ntonia And Jim
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    At the age of ten, Jim Burden travels by cross-country train to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska frontier. He has just recently lost both his parents, and he is accompanied by a farmhand named Jake. On the same train is a Bohemian family that barely speaks English and that is going to the same place. When Jim arrives at the station, he is greeted by Otto Fuchs, an Austrian desperado cowboy. Jim's grandparents are kindly people with simple religious beliefs and very generous natures. Ji...

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