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Jim Burden's full name is James Quayle Burden. He is the narrator of the novel My Antonia. He tells the story of Antonia Shimerda in the form of a memoir. They lived on neighboring farms in Nebraska in their youths and became close friends. The novel has its title because Jim Burden always thinks of Antonia as "My Antonia," although they never married each other and their lives went in different directions. Antonia had to go through a great deal of suffering in her lifetime, but she managed to endure.

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