Louisa May Alcott Little Women Quotes

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Little Women
Author- Louisa May Alcott
Publish date-1868
Genre- Coming of age is the genre of Little Women because it starts with young teenagers who mature over time and adapt with the circumstances given. This perfectly relates to the genre coming of age which focuses on the maturing and growth of a character.
• Time- While the Civil War was going on and after in approximately 1861-1876.
• Place- A tiny town in New England
• Atmosphere (tone)- Compassionate, very factual, and straight forward
• Josephine March- She is the protagonist and second oldest between her sisters in the story. She has a short temper, very little patience, and she is based off the writer Louisa May Alcott herself. With her tomboyish ways, she reacts
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When Marmee said this to Josephine it was kind of confusing in a way because from an outside point of view she seems very calm and collected but from this quote it reviles that not everything is what it seems. At the same time this quote discourages hope for Josephine in eventually releasing her anger.
“Leave these things to time; make this home happy, so that you may be fit for homes of your own, if they are offered you, and contented here if they are not.” Chapter 9 of Little Women. I really like this quote because I feel like it’s very consider of Marmee to understand that sometimes life doesn’t go exactly to plan and there are no guarantees that you will find a husband and have a family. So if they don’t there is no worries because they will always have a loving and content family to come back home to.
Motifs- Music- In the novel Little Women music is seen as a very feminine thing and is idealist for a female to be musically involved. In constant female who didn’t inherit the musical abilities and usually on the less conforming to side.
Symbols- Umbrella- Woman view umbrellas as the protection a man offers to a lady. Towards the end of the story when Josephine allows Mr. Brookes to cover her with an umbrella, it shows he acceptance to his love and

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