My Antonia - Study Guide Book 4: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Jim persuades his grandparents to get their photographs taken. While waiting for them, Jim looks at the pictures on the wall trying to recognize people. One of the pictures, which Jim describes as depressing, happens to be A'ntonia's baby. Jim thinks to himself that he should see A'ntonia again and comments on her poor choice in Larry Donovan. Larry we learn is a passenger conductor who is cool and distant with men, but with women he tells of his mistake in not entering the office branch and how unappreciated he is. Larry's manipulation manages to engage married and single women. That same morning as the photography session, Jim asks Mrs. Harling for details about how A'ntonia's marriage fell through. Mrs. Harling sends Jim to speak with the Widow Steavens, the woman who lives in the Burden's old home, for she was there for A'ntonia at...

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