Day 2

My Antonia Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think such a change came over Ántonia?

    Some students may believe that dancing, and being part of a social circle, became a way that Tony has started to feel genuinely at home in the United States. Some may note that she's always been somewhat rebellious, as in her assertion in Book I that "I like to be like a man." Some may believe that she wants more freedom than a life of pressure and responsibilities had been able to provide her; others may feel that she's simply going through adolescence.

  2. 2

    Jimmy speaks explicitly of the change in Ántonia, but is less explicit about his own tendencies to rebellion. What do you think has inspired these?

    Some may feel...

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