My Antonia - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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A'ntonia is noticed at the pavilion when she begins socializing more with Tiny, Lena, and their friends. A'ntonia becomes obsessed with the tent, and soon her popularity there has boys lingering for too long at the Harlings. One night, a man engaged to be married, Harry Paine, tries to kiss A'ntonia who slaps him on the face. Mr. Harling witnesses this event and orders A'ntonia to stop going to the dances or she will have to get another job. Mrs. Harling supports her husband's wishes. A'ntonia does not want to stop attending the dances, and despite Mrs. Harling and Frances trying to reason with her, she responds, "A young girl like me has got to get her good times when she can." A'ntonia is considering going to work for the Cutters despite everything horrible she has heard about them. Frances relates this incident...

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