My Antonia by Susan Van Kirk, David Kubicek, Mildred R. Bennett

By Susan Van Kirk, David Kubicek, Mildred R. Bennett

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In CliffsNotes on My Antonia, you persist with the tale of Jim, an orphaned boy who travels to Nebraska to reside along with his grandparents. Upon arriving, Jim meets the uplifting, lively daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family members that plans to farm on within sight, untamed land.

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Cutter returns, and Grandmother learns that Mr. Cutter tricked his wife into boarding the wrong train, one bound for Kansas City, so he could come back a day earlier and seduce Ántonia. 56 CliffsNotes Cather’s My Ántonia Commentary Because of the rift between Ántonia and Mrs. Harling, Jim no longer feels comfortable visiting the Harlings. After the Vannis leave town, he starts sneaking out at night to attend dances at the Firemen’s Hall but is forced to give them up when Grandmother discovers his deceit.

Heat lightning lightning seen near the horizon, especially on hot evenings, and thought to be reflections of lightning on clouds below the horizon; its thunder is too distant to hear. Critical Commentaries: Book II: The Hired Girls: Chapters I–IV 45 Book II: The Hired Girls Chapters I–IV Summary Jim has been living with his grandparents for nearly three years when they decide to move into the town of Black Hawk. Jake and Otto help them move, then they leave and go west together; except for a postcard from Otto, the Burdens never hear from them again.

He whirls around and kills the rattler with the spade, but he’s cross with her for not warning him in English. After this adventure, Ántonia brags about how Jim killed the snake, and she begins to treat him as an equal. As late autumn lingers, the Russians get into trouble with Black Hawk’s moneylender, Wick Cutter, who forces them to pay a huge bonus on an overdue loan and give him a mortgage on their livestock. Later, Pavel injures himself while building a barn. When Mr. Shimerda, Critical Commentaries: Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters V–VIII 31 Ántonia, and Jim visit the Russians, thin and emaciated Pavel rouses himself from his sickbed and tells Mr.

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