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... hard-working people in Nebraska that grew like the corn around them. Such characters like Ambrosch work hard to see their family's farm thrive. In fact, Ántonia tells that he was the reason the Shimdas came for American freedom. She tells that “America big country; much money, much land for my boys … He is a very smart boy. For Ambrosch my mama come here” (63). All of the people of Nebraska went through similar journeys as the children and the immigrants that are expressed in My Ántonia. At first we see them struggle to decide what to do with such endless freedom. However, then readers observe as each migrant character becomes more comfortable and fluent in the way that they write their stories. What the prairies allow for is readers to have a visual of freedom. Then the novel goes on to show how each character uses their freedom and makes Nebraska their home.
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