My Antonia - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 3 Summary

Jim's family delivers items to help the new Bohemian family. The reader learns that the Shimerdas bought the homestead from a man named Krajiek, who is a fellow Bohemian, and overpaid for a place that is more a hole than a home. The Shimerda family members are described more closely. The family consists of the mother, a shrewd, suspicious looking Ambrosch, a pretty A'ntonia, a little girl named Yulka and a boy named Marek who has webbed fingers and behaves strangely. Mr. Shimerda is described as being very gentlemanly and dignified. A'ntonia, Jim, and Yulka run off to play. A'ntonia is eager to learn English, and tries to give Jim her ring. Mr. Shimerda gives Jim's grandmother a book with English and Bohemian translations and asks her to teach A'ntonia English.

Book 1: Chapter 3 Analysis

The reader learns about the Shimerdas' situation with Krajiek and the...

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