My Antonia - Book 1: Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 19 Summary

It is now July, and Jim describes the effect of the heat on making the corn wonderful in this part of the country. A'ntonia is working in the house with Jim's grandmother. Jim and A'ntonia watch a lightning storm together. A'ntonia is content and says she does not want winter to come and wishes her father were still alive. Jim asks her why she is not always nice and like her self any more. A'ntonia replies that life will be hard for her family during the upcoming winter while Jim has it easy.

Book 1: Chapter 19 Analysis

When A'ntonia lets her guard down during this scene with Jim, the reader again gets the recurring idea that life is still very difficult for the immigrants who are not completely settled. While the story is told from Jim's point of view, he cannot relate or empathize with the...

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