This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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