My Antonia - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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A'ntonia shows up at the Burden home and Jim recollects how good it is to have her around again. Mrs. Harlings states that A'ntonia's only fault is when she stops working to play with the children. A'ntonia admires Charley Harling and thinks he is very smart. She shows this by making him his favorite treats and doing his mending. A'ntonia also loves Nina who is the six year old daughter with lovely eyes and a sensitive nature.

When Mr. Harling is away, evenings are jolly, but when he is home, he wants all of his wife's attention and sends the children to bed early. Mr. Harling is described by Jim as an aristocrat with his own easy chair, an arrogant and commanding figure and having a wife who caters to his every need. Unless Mr. Harling is home, the house is never quiet, for every...

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