Title Profile & Character Information

My Antonia

Annotation
In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits.

Characters
NameBurden, Jim
GendersMale
 Male
TraitsOrphan
Orphan

NameShimerda, Antonia
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsFarmer
 Farmer
TraitsBohemian
Immigrant
Married
Mother
Bohemian
Immigrant
Married
Mother

GenreDomestic
Historical
Literary
Classic
Fiction
TopicsFarm life
Orphans
Pioneer life
Neighbors
Childhood friendship
Childhood memories
Immigrants
Suicide
Social classes
Hardship
Survival
Farm life
Orphans
Pioneer life
Neighbors
Childhood friendship
Childhood memories
Immigrants
Suicide
Social classes
Hardship
Survival
SettingNebraska
Nebraska
Frontier
Prairie
Frontier
Prairie