My Antonia - Book 1: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 10 Summary

The Shimerdas stay in their home to survive the cold and only have one coat to share among them. Jim and his family bring goods again. Mrs. Shimerda is hostile when they first arrive, but she is thankful for what the Burdens bring. Mr. Shimerda explains that they are not beggars and that the family had money and are trying to get by until spring. Marek is again in the scene, but controls himself better. Mrs. Shimerda gives them dried mushrooms from Bohemia, but Jim's family does not know what they are at the time. Later discussion describes Ambrosch, the oldest son, as mean and hard working.

Book 1: Chapter 10 Analysis

The Shimerdas' desperate condition is sharply contrasted with the coziness of what Jim is describing in chapter nine. Mr. Shimerda again reveals himself a dignified man who wants to be honorable and not just accept...

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