My Antonia Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Mrs. Emmaline Burden - This character runs an orderly, proper household. This character is contemptuous of Mrs. Shimerda's gift of dried mushrooms, declaring "I shouldn't want to eat anything that had been shut up for months with old clothes and goose pillows." This character worries that people will say she has not brought Jim up correctly because he dances with the country girls.

Grandmother Burden - This is the name that Jim uses for the character who is his female guardian.

Grandfather Burden - This is the name that Jim uses for the character who is his male guardian.

Jim Burden - This character is the narrator. This character comes to Nebraska at about the same age and time that Cather moved west with her family and lives on a farm for a time with his grandparents just as Cather did. Although sensitive, dreamy, and somewhat alienated...

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