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Choose from five characters Antonia Jim Lena Mrs. Shimerda Francis Make decisions for them When player chooses opposite decision from the book, he/she can decide to be redirected to the beginning, or to be given a short character analysis
You‘re at the Shimerdas and you meet Antonia, a brown eyed 14-year-old beautiful girl, her younger sister, Yulka, their father, Mr. Shimerda, their mother, Mrs. Shimerda, Krajiek their translator, and Ambrosch. You find out that they were cheated out of a lot of money during their move here. Mr. Shimerda asks you to give his two daughters English lessons.
You become friends with Antonia and spend many days together. However, throughout the winter, the Shimerdas borrow a lot from you and your family. Mr. Shimerda commits suicide and then the Shimerdas begin to damage your belongings. Eventually Jake and Ambrosch get in a fight and Jake punches him in the nose.
NO, THEY DAMAGED OUROF COURSE I’LL FORGIVE THEM THINGS AND MY HEART CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
A year goes by and your family begins to start to talk to the Shimerdas again. You and Antonia begin to socialize and go walking more and more. But school has started so time is harder to find now. Antonia explains to you how your family is going to have it much easier than hers. Three years go by and your family asks you if you want to move back to Black Hawk.
In Black Hawk, you begin to attend school again. Your nearest neighbors, the Harlings, lose their cook and your father convinces them to hire Antonia. At one point, Lena Lingard, another worker girl, announces to Antonia and you that she has gained a position at a local dressmaking shop. She invites you to come and see her more often at work.
You go and see Lena and gossip with her after work. Winter and Christmas season comes and you turn your interests to indoor activities. One of these includes dancing with Antonia and Lena after dark in the Boys’ home. Italians come into town and begin a dancing club during the evenings.
OF COURSE, SHE’S MY BESTFRIEND NO CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
The Vannis leave town and you are forced to find entertainment elsewhere. You realize there is a Saloon open.
You go to the dances after your grandparents have gone to sleep. You find out that your grandmother has been crying because she has learned of your deceitfulness.
YES, THEY DISAPPOINTED MY NO, THERE’S NOTHING TO DOGRANDMOTHER IN THIS BORING TOWN . CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
After your highschool graduation where you dedicate your speech to Antonia’s father. You find your summers filled with preparation for further studies. Antonia calls you because she is feeling uneasy about spending the night alone in the Cutter’s home.
NOPE. I HAVE MY OWN STUFF YES, IT’S A GOOD THING TO DOTO DO FOR A FRIEND CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
Mr. Cutter ends up coming back in order to attempt to seduce or rape Antonia. You get away after jumping out a window and running back to your own home. You begin University studies and the man that you become close with there, Cleric, informs you that you can accompany him to Harvord College. Your grandfather agrees. However, during this time you have become close with Lena again and see plays and socialize with her.
YES, IT’S A FANTASTICOPPORTUNITY NO, I’LL MISS LENA CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You finish your studies at Harvard and you go back to the country to visit all of your old friends. When sitting for a ph0tograph with your grandparents you see the picture of Antonia’s baby. You have time to go visit some people in the country. You know that Widow Stevens could give you some information about Antonia.
NO, I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YES, I DO WANT TO KNOWABOUT ANTONIA ABOUT ANTONIA CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You learn about Antonia’s new husband and child. You walk over to Antonia’s house where Yulka shows you Antonia’s baby. After that, you and Antonia walk out into the sunset and Antonia promises you that you will see her again.
NO, I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL BEOF COURSE ABLE TO CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
Twenty years later you come to visit Antonia. All of the awkwardness fades away as you and Antonia discuss the old days. You discover that Antonia is happy now farming like she always had, and you tell her about your new domestic life. As you leave you find the road that you used to take, and you sit down watching the haystacks as the sun sets.
Throughout the novel, Jim matures from being an orphan-boy to a independent adult. His nostalgic descriptions of the Nebraskan farm life make the memoir of his past that much better. He learns about social hierarchy after siding with the worker-girls during his school-life, and goes through the “rebellious” age during his teen years. After he moves out, he becomes a successful lawyer but never forgets about his young life.
You and your family move to Nebraska. You know very little English and while going there you and your family were taken advantage of when buying goods from American merchants. You meet the Burdens and a young boy named Jim who is a couple years younger than you. Your family wants you to learn more English from him.
NO, I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DOYES, I NEED THE KNOWLEDGE GETTING MY FAMILY IN ORDER CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You begin to take English lessons from Jim. One evening, you encounter your father with three dead rabbits in order to make you a hat. After that, you go to town to buy a spade with Jim. That night, your father invites you and Jim to go and see Pavel, a dying Russian man.
Pavel dies. Otto builds Jim a sleigh for the winter. You know that you and your sister Yulka came unprepared for the cold, but Jim still invites you for a ride.
YES, SOUNDS FUN! NO, IT’S TOO COLD OUT CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
Jim gives you his coat and as a result gets sick for the following two weeks. The next time you see him is when his family came to you in order to give you a gift of food. You are too embarrassed and run crying inside. Your mother explains to them that you were not beggars in Bohemia. It is almost New Years and your mother asks you if you wish to go and see Jim.
It’s new years’ day and you are at Jim’s house. You and Jim get into an argument over your family’s situation. A little while goes by and your father commits suicide, which leaves you with most of the farm work for your family. Jim comes one day and asks you if you would like to attend school with him.
YES, I NEED A BETTER NO, I HAVE TOO MUCH WORKEDUCATION ON THE FARM. CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You and Jim see less and less of each other as the school year progresses. Your family begins to borrow things from the Burdens. You take good care of the items but you hear that Jake has punched Ambrosh in the nose because Jake believes that you haven’t been taking good care of them.
Even though your family remains proud of the incident, you realize you must get some money in order for your family to make it through the winter. Mr. Burden offers you a job inside their household.
You take the job in the house. You spend much of the summer with Jim including a night when you and him spent the night watching a lightening storm. You explain to Jim how easy it will be for his family and how difficult it is bound to be for yours. Jim moves to Black Hawk to go to school and soon you learn that his father has gotten you a job with the Harlings.
YES, WE NEED THE MONEY NO, I’M HAPPY FARMING CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You take the job with the Harlings. One evening you get a visitor named Lena, another worker girl who just took a job at a dress shop.
You see Lena often in town, but not as often as Jim does. Jim comes over to the Harlings’ home in order to play dress up, chrades, and other games with you. You tell a story about a man who committed suicide. Soon you hear that d’Arnault is playing a piano concert. Lena invites you to go dancing with her in the other room during the concert.
Your employers, the Cutters present an ultimatum to you. You must either quit dancing or try to find work elsewhere.
FIND WORK ELSEWHERE QUIT DANCING CLICK HERE! CLICK HERE!
You find work with Wick Cutter. You spend more and more of your time on your social life, even sewing your own dresses. However, you never lose the homesickness of the country and your father. Jim finds you crying over this.
Good idea! Mr. Cutter was planning on returning in order to try to take advantage of you. After you quit your job, you meet a nice man named Donovan who is interested in taking you on as his wife.
Twenty years go by and during that time you meet Cuzak, another Bohemian. You two become close and get married and have many children. You help Cuzak not be homesick. After telling Jim all that has happened, he requests to sleep with your sons in the barn. Jim leaves and you say your goodbyes ready to continue your happy life with Cuzak, Jim, and your children.
Antonia begins as a girl lost in the new country. Gradually she becomes the independent girl that the reader sees at the end of the novel. She is forced to face so much hardship after the death of her father. She must work as a servant girl, but through this she gains a love for her social life. Antonia always tries to make the best of her circumstances especially when her first husband runs away to Mexico. She never sacrifices her independence and finishes her life happily on the farm with Cuzak and her many children.
The writing style during the farm life portion of the novel was very nostalgic. It recalled memories with great description, especially in the passages about nature. The main themes in this section had to do with how much the narrator missed home. Quotation Number One Quotation Number Two Quotation Number Three
“Optima dies prima fugit” (the best days are the first to flee) was the main theme of this section of the novel. The style shows the narrator attempting to adapt to the new city life that he has taken. However, several times during this section he recalls on his memories from the farm. The narrator is not nearly as descriptive in this section, but more of it is used to attack the social divisions of the city. Quotation Number One Quotation Number Two Quotation Number Three
The outlook in this section is more mature, mostly because it is the portion of the novel where the narrator knows everything that had happened. Quotation Number One Quotation Number Two Quotation Number Three
“Even while we whispered about it, our vision disappeared, the ball dropped and dropped until the red tip went beneath the earth. The fields below us were dark, the sky was growing pale, and forgotten plow had sunk back into it’s own littleness somewhere on the prairie” Farm Life Present Day City Life
“More than any other person we remembered, this girl seemed to mean to us the country, the conditions, the whole adventure of our childhood. To speak her name was to call up pictures of people and places, to set a quiet drama going in one’s brain. “ Farm Life Present Day City Life
“The red of the grass made all the great prairie the color of wine stains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.” Farm Life Present Day City Life