Day 1

My Antonia Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Jimmy like and dislike about Ántonia?

    He likes that she is friendly, adventurous, and funny, that she likes to learn and is always ready to spend time outdoors or have some kind of adventure with him. However, he sometimes feels that she is a bit of a know-it-all, that she tries to act superior because she is older, even though Jimmy is a boy and feels he should have some inherent superiority because of that. Ántonia can be moody and temperamental, because she's a person who feels deeply; she's very loyal to her family, which Jimmy sometimes admires and is sometimes annoyed by, since he dislikes Mrs. Shimerda and Ambrosch.

  2. 2

    There are several chapters in Part I—...

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