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The Novel describes the Shimerda family members in a very descriptive way. The Shimerdas's where one of the first Bohemian families to settle in the Nebraska area. "They couldn't speak enough English to ask for advice or even to make their most pressing wants known" as quoted in the book.

The father was an old and withering shell of a man. Mr. Shimerdas was a weaver by trade. He was a skilled workman, who worked on tapestries and upholstery materials. Nebraska wasn't the place for this man, who know nothing of farming and it's hardships. Mr. Shimerdas is a worn and tattered man, who's dreams of a new start in life, was the reason he came to Nebraska. This move to a new land was so different than where they were from. It only brought him death in a land of so many promises. It seems, that the strain of not having enough money or food as well as shelter, not to mention the terrible winters took it's toll on Mr.

Shimerdas. Ultimately Mr. Shimerdas was not happy with his decision to transplant his family from his homeland to Nebraska. All of the life strife and misfortune eventually led to him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

On the other end of the spectrum! The description of Mrs. Shimerdas was a much stronger character in the novel. She was very different to say the least; she was an average looking women with eyes that could see right through you. The novel visually describes her as dressed in old and warn out cloths. Although her clothes were old they were tidy, in a way that made what ever she had on right for any occasion. There was a certain kind of unspoken strength in her character. She was able to maintain a strong air and pride regardless of the disparity all around her.

Mrs. Shimerdas was the backbone for the family. The strength too carry on even in the face of adversity. Even though they had no money, food, a deformed child or clothes she still remained regal. She had to eventually hold the family together after the suicide death of Mr. Shimerdas.

The Shimerdas oldest son's name is Ambroz. The family pronounced it Ambrusch and he was nineteen. In the novel he was described as short, with close-cropped hair, and a flathead, and a wide flat face. He had hazeleyes, that were little and shrewd, like his mother's. The visual description of Ambroz suggest that he may have been mildly retarded, or have some form of genetic defect. His position in the family structure was described as being the main field hand for the farm. He did not play a major part in the novel.

The hardships that Ambroz experienced where equal to the rest of the family, except for the fact that he was the one who found his father shoot in the head in the barn.

The most colorful character of the novel is the oldest daughter Antonia. She was described as "a pretty girl with big warm eyes, full of light. Her skin was brown, a glow of rich dark colour. Her hair was curly and wild looking". As quoted in the Novel.

Antonia, saw everything through rose colored glasses. The world was her oyster. Everything from the sky, to the smallest bug, didn't escape her observations. Her naiveté and trusting nature made her wide open to the reality, of starting a new life in Nebraska. Just like the rest of the family, Antonia had to struggle for the simplest things in life food, water, and shelter. Within that struggle every event was an adventure for Antonia. Antonia saw every waking day as a new experience, which she looked forward to.

        The Youngest sister's name was Yulka, the family pronounced it (Julka). She was described as being fair skinned and seemed mild and obedient. Yulka was the baby of the family and most likely did not understand the hardships that her family faced.

Marek is the youngest son and he is said to be strange! This boy would make uncouth noises. He had an uncommon thing about himself. His feet and hands were webbed at the joint. Marek was born with these abnormalities and his family assumed he was not smart like the others. He was somewhat of a loner.

The biggest hardship that the family dealt with was when the Shuimerda family left Bohemia with a little more than a thousand dollars in savings after passage money was paid. Mr. Shimerda had lost some money on the exchange rates while they where in New York.. It turned out that the expenses where more than expected. By the time they paid Krajiek for the land and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left to live on. On December 22nd Mr. Shimerda killed himself with a shotgun. Mr Shirmeda was so unhappy with the failure of his dreams that he could not live with himself any longer The Novel describes the Shimerda family members in a very descriptive way. The Shimerdas's where one of the first Bohemian families to settle in the Nebraska area. "They couldn't speak enough English to ask for advice or even to make their most pressing wants known" as quoted in the book.

The father was an old and withering shell of a man. Mr. Shimerdas was a weaver by trade. He was a skilled workman, who worked on tapestries and upholstery materials. Nebraska wasn't the place for this man, who know nothing of farming and it's hardships. Mr. Shimerdas is a worn and tattered man, who's dreams of a new start in life, was the reason he came to Nebraska. This move to a new land was so different than where they were from. It only brought him death in a land of so many promises. It seems, that the strain of not having enough money or food as well as shelter, not to mention the terrible winters took it's toll on Mr. Shimerdas. Ultimately Mr. Shimerdas was not happy with his decision to transplant his family from his homeland to Nebraska. All of the life strife and misfortune eventually led to him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

On the other end of the spectrum! The description of Mrs. Shimerdas was a much stronger character in the novel. She was very different to say the least; she was an average looking women with eyes that could see right through you. The novel visually describes her as dressed in old and warn out cloths. Although her clothes were old they were tidy, in a way that made what ever she had on right for any occasion. There was a certain kind of unspoken strength in her character. She was able to maintain a strong air and pride regardless of the disparity all around her.

Mrs. Shimerdas was the backbone for the family. The strength too carry on even in the face of adversity. Even though they had no money, food, a deformed child or clothes she still remained regal. She had to eventually hold the family together after the suicide death of Mr. Shimerdas.

The Shimerdas oldest son's name is Ambroz. The family pronounced it Ambrusch and he was nineteen. In the novel he was described as short, with close-cropped hair, and a flathead, and a wide flat face. He had hazeleyes, that were little and shrewd, like his mother's. The visual description of Ambroz suggest that he may have been mildly retarded, or have some form of genetic defect. His position in the family structure was described as being the main field hand for the farm. He did not play a major part in the novel.

The hardships that Ambroz experienced where equal to the rest of the family, except for the fact that he was the one who found his father shoot in the head in the barn.

The most colorful character of the novel is the oldest daughter Antonia. She was described as "a pretty girl with big warm eyes, full of light. Her skin was brown, a glow of rich dark colour. Her hair was curly and wild looking". As quoted in the Novel.

Antonia, saw everything through rose colored glasses. The world was her oyster. Everything from the sky, to the smallest bug, didn't escape her observations. Her naiveté and trusting nature made her wide open to the reality, of starting a new life in Nebraska. Just like the rest of the family, Antonia had to struggle for the simplest things in life food, water, and shelter. Within that struggle every event was an adventure for Antonia. Antonia saw every waking day as a new experience, which she looked forward to.

        The Youngest sister's name was Yulka, the family pronounced it (Julka). She was described as being fair skinned and seemed mild and obedient. Yulka was the baby of the family and most likely did not understand the hardships that her family faced.

Marek is the youngest son and he is said to be strange! This boy would make uncouth noises. He had an uncommon thing about himself. His feet and hands were webbed at the joint. Marek was born with these abnormalities and his family assumed he was not smart like the others. He was somewhat of a loner.

The biggest hardship that the family dealt with was when the Shuimerda family left Bohemia with a little more than a thousand dollars in savings after passage money was paid. Mr. Shimerda had lost some money on the exchange rates while they where in New York.. It turned out that the expenses where more than expected. By the time they paid Krajiek for the land and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left to live on. On December 22nd Mr. Shimerda killed himself with a shotgun. Mr Shirmeda was so unhappy with the failure of his dreams that he could not live with himself any longer The Novel describes the Shimerda family members in a very descriptive way. The Shimerdas's where one of the first Bohemian families to settle in the Nebraska area. "They couldn't speak enough English to ask for advice or even to make their most pressing wants known" as quoted in the book.

The father was an old and withering shell of a man. Mr. Shimerdas was a weaver by trade. He was a skilled workman, who worked on tapestries and upholstery materials. Nebraska wasn't the place for this man, who know nothing of farming and it's hardships. Mr. Shimerdas is a worn and tattered man, who's dreams of a new start in life, was the reason he came to Nebraska. This move to a new land was so different than where they were from. It only brought him death in a land of so many promises. It seems, that the strain of not having enough money or food as well as shelter, not to mention the terrible winters took it's toll on Mr. Shimerdas. Ultimately Mr. Shimerdas was not happy with his decision to transplant his family from his homeland to Nebraska. All of the life strife and misfortune eventually led to him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

On the other end of the spectrum! The description of Mrs. Shimerdas was a much stronger character in the novel. She was very different to say the least; she was an average looking women with eyes that could see right through you. The novel visually describes her as dressed in old and warn out cloths. Although her clothes were old they were tidy, in a way that made what ever she had on right for any occasion. There was a certain kind of unspoken strength in her character. She was able to maintain a strong air and pride regardless of the disparity all around her.

Mrs. Shimerdas was the backbone for the family. The strength too carry on even in the face of adversity. Even though they had no money, food, a deformed child or clothes she still remained regal. She had to eventually hold the family together after the suicide death of Mr. Shimerdas.

The Shimerdas oldest son's name is Ambroz. The family pronounced it Ambrusch and he was nineteen. In the novel he was described as short, with close-cropped hair, and a flathead, and a wide flat face. He had hazeleyes, that were little and shrewd, like his mother's. The visual description of Ambroz suggest that he may have been mildly retarded, or have some form of genetic defect. His position in the family structure was described as being the main field hand for the farm. He did not play a major part in the novel.

The hardships that Ambroz experienced where equal to the rest of the family, except for the fact that he was the one who found his father shoot in the head in the barn.

The most colorful character of the novel is the oldest daughter Antonia. She was described as "a pretty girl with big warm eyes, full of light. Her skin was brown, a glow of rich dark colour. Her hair was curly and wild looking". As quoted in the Novel.

Antonia, saw everything through rose colored glasses. The world was her oyster. Everything from the sky, to the smallest bug, didn't escape her observations. Her naiveté and trusting nature made her wide open to the reality, of starting a new life in Nebraska. Just like the rest of the family, Antonia had to struggle for the simplest things in life food, water, and shelter. Within that struggle every event was an adventure for Antonia. Antonia saw every waking day as a new experience, which she looked forward to.

        The Youngest sister's name was Yulka, the family pronounced it (Julka). She was described as being fair skinned and seemed mild and obedient. Yulka was the baby of the family and most likely did not understand the hardships that her family faced.

Marek is the youngest son and he is said to be strange! This boy would make uncouth noises. He had an uncommon thing about himself. His feet and hands were webbed at the joint. Marek was born with these abnormalities and his family assumed he was not smart like the others. He was somewhat of a loner.

The biggest hardship that the family dealt with was when the Shuimerda family left Bohemia with a little more than a thousand dollars in savings after passage money was paid. Mr. Shimerda had lost some money on the exchange rates while they where in New York.. It turned out that the expenses where more than expected. By the time they paid Krajiek for the land and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left to live on. On December 22nd Mr. Shimerda killed himself with a shotgun. Mr Shirmeda was so unhappy with the failure of his dreams that he could not live with himself any longer The Novel describes the Shimerda family members in a very descriptive way. The Shimerdas's where one of the first Bohemian families to settle in the Nebraska area. "They couldn't speak enough English to ask for advice or even to make their most pressing wants known" as quoted in the book.

The father was an old and withering shell of a man. Mr. Shimerdas was a weaver by trade. He was a skilled workman, who worked on tapestries and upholstery materials. Nebraska wasn't the place for this man, who know nothing of farming and it's hardships. Mr. Shimerdas is a worn and tattered man, who's dreams of a new start in life, was the reason he came to Nebraska. This move to a new land was so different than where they were from. It only brought him death in a land of so many promises. It seems, that the strain of not having enough money or food as well as shelter, not to mention the terrible winters took it's toll on Mr. Shimerdas. Ultimately Mr. Shimerdas was not happy with his decision to transplant his family from his homeland to Nebraska. All of the life strife and misfortune eventually led to him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

On the other end of the spectrum! The description of Mrs. Shimerdas was a much stronger character in the novel. She was very different to say the least; she was an average looking women with eyes that could see right through you. The novel visually describes her as dressed in old and warn out cloths. Although her clothes were old they were tidy, in a way that made what ever she had on right for any occasion. There was a certain kind of unspoken strength in her character. She was able to maintain a strong air and pride regardless of the disparity all around her.

Mrs. Shimerdas was the backbone for the family. The strength too carry on even in the face of adversity. Even though they had no money, food, a deformed child or clothes she still remained regal. She had to eventually hold the family together after the suicide death of Mr. Shimerdas.

The Shimerdas oldest son's name is Ambroz. The family pronounced it Ambrusch and he was nineteen. In the novel he was described as short, with close-cropped hair, and a flathead, and a wide flat face. He had hazeleyes, that were little and shrewd, like his mother's. The visual description of Ambroz suggest that he may have been mildly retarded, or have some form of genetic defect. His position in the family structure was described as being the main field hand for the farm. He did not play a major part in the novel.

The hardships that Ambroz experienced where equal to the rest of the family, except for the fact that he was the one who found his father shoot in the head in the barn.

The most colorful character of the novel is the oldest daughter Antonia. She was described as "a pretty girl with big warm eyes, full of light. Her skin was brown, a glow of rich dark colour. Her hair was curly and wild looking". As quoted in the Novel.

Antonia, saw everything through rose colored glasses. The world was her oyster. Everything from the sky, to the smallest bug, didn't escape her observations. Her naiveté and trusting nature made her wide open to the reality, of starting a new life in Nebraska. Just like the rest of the family, Antonia had to struggle for the simplest things in life food, water, and shelter. Within that struggle every event was an adventure for Antonia. Antonia saw every waking day as a new experience, which she looked forward to.

        The Youngest sister's name was Yulka, the family pronounced it (Julka). She was described as being fair skinned and seemed mild and obedient. Yulka was the baby of the family and most likely did not understand the hardships that her family faced.

Marek is the youngest son and he is said to be strange! This boy would make uncouth noises. He had an uncommon thing about himself. His feet and hands were webbed at the joint. Marek was born with these abnormalities and his family assumed he was not smart like the others. He was somewhat of a loner.

The biggest hardship that the family dealt with was when the Shuimerda family left Bohemia with a little more than a thousand dollars in savings after passage money was paid. Mr. Shimerda had lost some money on the exchange rates while they where in New York.. It turned out that the expenses where more than expected. By the time they paid Krajiek for the land and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left to live on. On December 22nd Mr. Shimerda killed himself with a shotgun. Mr Shirmeda was so unhappy with the failure of his dreams that he could not live with himself any longer The Novel describes the Shimerda family members in a very descriptive way. The Shimerdas's where one of the first Bohemian families to settle in the Nebraska area. "They couldn't speak enough English to ask for advice or even to make their most pressing wants known" as quoted in the book.

The father was an old and withering shell of a man. Mr. Shimerdas was a weaver by trade. He was a skilled workman, who worked on tapestries and upholstery materials. Nebraska wasn't the place for this man, who know nothing of farming and it's hardships. Mr. Shimerdas is a worn and tattered man, who's dreams of a new start in life, was the reason he came to Nebraska. This move to a new land was so different than where they were from. It only brought him death in a land of so many promises. It seems, that the strain of not having enough money or food as well as shelter, not to mention the terrible winters took it's toll on Mr. Shimerdas. Ultimately Mr. Shimerdas was not happy with his decision to transplant his family from his homeland to Nebraska. All of the life strife and misfortune eventually led to him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

On the other end of the spectrum! The description of Mrs. Shimerdas was a much stronger character in the novel. She was very different to say the least; she was an average looking women with eyes that could see right through you. The novel visually describes her as dressed in old and warn out cloths. Although her clothes were old they were tidy, in a way that made what ever she had on right for any occasion. There was a certain kind of unspoken strength in her character. She was able to maintain a strong air and pride regardless of the disparity all around her.

Mrs. Shimerdas was the backbone for the family. The strength too carry on even in the face of adversity. Even though they had no money, food, a deformed child or clothes she still remained regal. She had to eventually hold the family together after the suicide death of Mr. Shimerdas.

The Shimerdas oldest son's name is Ambroz. The family pronounced it Ambrusch and he was nineteen. In the novel he was described as short, with close-cropped hair, and a flathead, and a wide flat face. He had hazeleyes, that were little and shrewd, like his mother's. The visual description of Ambroz suggest that he may have been mildly retarded, or have some form of genetic defect. His position in the family structure was described as being the main field hand for the farm. He did not play a major part in the novel.

The hardships that Ambroz experienced where equal to the rest of the family, except for the fact that he was the one who found his father shoot in the head in the barn.

The most colorful character of the novel is the oldest daughter Antonia. She was described as "a pretty girl with big warm eyes, full of light. Her skin was brown, a glow of rich dark colour. Her hair was curly and wild looking". As quoted in the Novel.

Antonia, saw everything through rose colored glasses. The world was her oyster. Everything from the sky, to the smallest bug, didn't escape her observations. Her naiveté and trusting nature made her wide open to the reality, of starting a new life in Nebraska. Just like the rest of the family, Antonia had to struggle for the simplest things in life food, water, and shelter. Within that struggle every event was an adventure for Antonia. Antonia saw every waking day as a new experience, which she looked forward to.

        The Youngest sister's name was Yulka, the family pronounced it (Julka). She was described as being fair skinned and seemed mild and obedient. Yulka was the baby of the family and most likely did not understand the hardships that her family faced.

Marek is the youngest son and he is said to be strange! This boy would make uncouth noises. He had an uncommon thing about himself. His feet and hands were webbed at the joint. Marek was born with these abnormalities and his family assumed he was not smart like the others. He was somewhat of a loner.

The biggest hardship that the family dealt with was when the Shuimerda family left Bohemia with a little more than a thousand dollars in savings after passage money was paid. Mr. Shimerda had lost some money on the exchange rates while they where in New York.. It turned out that the expenses where more than expected. By the time they paid Krajiek for the land and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left to live on. On December 22nd Mr. Shimerda killed himself with a shotgun. Mr Shirmeda was so unhappy with the failure of his dreams that he could not live with himself any longer