My Antonia

What is Jim's attitude to Antonia's father? Why does he have such influences on Jim?

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Jim is annoyed by Mrs. Shimerda, who lacks humility despite her misfortune. Ántonia explains to Jim that her father is sick and depressed at having left the old country. Jim is close to Antonia and his family tries to help Antonia's family. Jim is always frustrated by the family's lack of success.