lol. Okay, I'll fill you in on the details, hopefully succinctly...
The overall story throughline is Fixed Attitude.
The MC/Protagonist is Anna. Her goal is to get to know her biological mother. Her throughline is manipulation.
The Antagonist I have chosen is Anna's foster-sister, Olga. See my reply above for more info on Olga.
The contagonist is Anna's biological mother, Asbjorg.
The IC/Guardian is Louise, a Native American Woman. Her throughline is activity.
The sidekick function is split between two characters. Anna's other foster-sister, Helga (who represents faith) and Louise's granddaughter, Marie (who represents support).
The skeptic is also split between two characters. Anna's fiancée, Carl (who represents Oppose) and a man named Thomas (who represents Disbelief). Thomas is a soldier stationed at the reservation.
The reason function is Rose, Louise's daughter.
The Emotion function is Wind-In-Her-Hair, Louise's very elderly grandmother.
The Main vs. Impact Story Throughline is Situation.
Here's a brief synopsis:
The story takes place in 1925. Anna (the MC) is ready to get married to Carl after having delayed their marriage for several years to care for her sick foster-mother, while her two foster-sisters Olga and Helga, are away at college. But after the death of her foster-mother, she struggles with issues of identity and family. (there's a whole backstory on how Anna was conceived and how she ended up with this foster-family) She decides that before the wedding she wants to do this one last thing - to get to know her biological mother, who is working as a housekeeper for the family of the Indian Agent on a reservation. So, she travels to the reservation (mostly by train). Carl, her fiancée, makes the first leg of this journey with her. He is possessive of Anna and eager to get married - he has waited long enough! But he understands that she will not be happy until she has resolved this issue. She meets up with Olga and Helga along the journey. Helga is very supportive, but distracted with her own busy life. Olga, is very protective of Anna and is convinced Anna is going to get hurt. She makes the rest of the journey with Anna and her prejudices are made well known.
Anna meets up with her biological mother, Asbjorg. At this point, I was planning for Olga to make an exit (at least in person). She will still communicate with Anna by letters throughout the story. So, that is why I am struggling with the amount of "screentime" given to the antagonist. Can Olga be the antagonist if she is not there in person?
Anna finds Asbjorg to be distant, reserved, defensive about the choices she has made (thus selecting her as the contagonist). So, she is disappointed in her goal. And her first impression of the Native American people that Asbjorg is living among is not good. But then something happens which changes the story dramatically. Anna gets critically injured. She is brought to the home of Louise, who cares for her. (This brings in the Main vs. Impact Storyline of situation).
Louise is a middle-aged Native American woman who has survived majors traumas typical of the Native Americans in the late 1800's, early 1900's. She lives with her elderly grandmother, Wind-In-Her-Hair, who raised her after her parents were killed in the wars. W-I-H-H has a lot of resentment for whites. She doesn't speak English but she is constantly critical of Anna (in a language Anna doesn't understand but gets the meaning well enough). Louise understands Anna's desire to know her family because of having grown up without her own mother, and is very sympathetic to Anna given Anna's injuries and Louise's nature to care for others in need.
The last three characters are Rose, Marie, and Thomas. Rose is Louise's daughter and is less traumatized, you could say. She provides the voice of reason when Anna gets overwhelmed with W-I-H-H's outbursts. Marie is Rose's young daughter. She idolizes Anna and provides lots of entertainment and support while Anna is bedridden. Thomas is an officer of the Indian Agency who comes around periodically to check on Anna. He doesn't have a lot of confidence in Louise as a caregiver, but recognizes that Anna is not in any shape to travel home.
Native American culture (at least Lakota) is very different than European Immigrant in its kinship. For example, the Lakota do not have a word for "aunt." The word for mother, Ina, refers to both mothers and aunts - and there is no distinction between them in terms of relationship. All the "Ina's" are equally responsible for the upbringing of a child. The same goes for fathers/uncles. Also, the Lakota have a ceremony called a "Hunka" which is like an adoption ceremony and is quite common. Blood relatives do not mean as much in Lakota culture as they do in European Immigrant culture.
So, to summarize, the overall story goal of bridging between cultures is successful. Anna's goal of developing a relationship with her mother is not successful, at least not in the terms she hoped for. But through the influence of Louise and the Lakota culture, Anna learns that family is more than just blood, so the "Story Judgement" is good.