Essay about I Am Not Afraid Of Storms

1261 Words Apr 15th, 2015 6 Pages
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” -Louisa May Alcott. These words describe the adventure, struggles, growth, love, family, and lessons learned in many of Alcott’s books including Little Women. Based off of her own life and family, Alcott exhibits characters and morals that make the reader feel as if they are in the books themselves.

Louisa May Alcott was born November 29,1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Alcott was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. She had three siblings, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, and Anna Alcott Pratt.All daughters went to school then were later pulled out of school to be taught by their father. The family moved a lot but manly stayed in Boston or Concord, Massachusetts.Times got tough for the Alcott family and that is when Louisa took things into her own hands. Louisa worked many jobs to support her family. She worked as a servant and a teacher along with other jobs to support her family form 1850-1862 (Bio.com). One of many jobs Alcott had was a nurse during The Civil War , During this time Alcott was active in the women’s suffrage movement, Alcott went door to door encouraging women to vote. Alcott was also the first woman voter in a school committee election (Infobase Learning). She was also an advocate for woman’s rights on the Declaration of Sentiments signed on July 19, 1848 (Wood, K.). Alcott’s mother’s health failed, and she died in November of 1877. Alcott’s…

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