My Antonia


Jim Burden: The narrator and protagonist of the novel, Jim grows up in Black Hawk, Nebraska and becomes a successful lawyer.

Josiah and Emmaline Burden: Jim's grandparents, who live on a farm in Nebraska.

Jake Marpole: Farm hand from Virginia at the Burden place.

Otto Fuchs: Farm hand from Austria at the Burden place.

Ántonia "Tony" Shimerda: The bold and free-hearted young Bohemian girl who moves with her family to Black Hawk, Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Shimerda: Ántonia's immigrant parents from Bohemia.

Ambrosch, Marek and Yulka: Ántonia's brothers and sister.

Anton Cuzak: Ántonia's later husband.

Lena Lingard: Hired girl come from the countryside to work in Black Hawk.

Tiny Soderball: Hired girl who came from the countryside to work at the Gardener Hotel in Black Hawk.

Gaston Cleric: Jim's teacher in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska.

Minor characters include: Peter and Pavel, Ole Benson, The Cutters, Widow Steavens, Anton Jelinek.

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