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

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Book 3: Chapter 3 Summary

Jim describes going to several shows at the theater with Lena who is enthralled with them. The show Camille really grabs Jim's attention and emotions. Jim describes this experience as being invited into an enchanting, lavish world with beautifully dressed men and women. Although Jim describes the main actress who plays Marguerite as being old and overly dramatic, Jim is emotionally involved in the lovers' pain when Marguerite questions her Armand. Jim is in tears along with Lena by the end of the play. Jim walks Lena home in the rain, and is in deep contemplation and sadness for the heroine Marguerite Gauthier, and comments that this play is always put on in April.

Book 3: Chapter 3 Analysis

We learn that Jim is spending time taking Lena out in the evenings, and it is not coincidental that the play Camille is about two lovers who quarrel...

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