My Antonia - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 2 Summary

Jim arrives at his grandfather's farm during the night and does not awaken until the next afternoon. Jim's grandmother meets him with tears and immediately gets Jim bathed. Jim learns that the Shimerdas are the nearest neighbors. Jim meets his grandfather, learns of Otto's Austrian background and gets a pony named Dude. The next morning, Jim goes to look about and notices the amount of moving red grass, which surrounds everything. While in the garden with his grandmother, Jim is warned about rattlesnakes and is shown a rattlesnake cane. Jim feels happy and content in his new surroundings.

Book 1: Chapter 2 Analysis

In this chapter, we learn that Jim's grandmother is 55 years old, likes order and is strong and enduring. We also learn that Jim's grandfather is dignified, with bright blue eyes, and has a quiet kindness about him. Otto is a worker of Austrian heritage...

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