John Proctor's Struggle In Little Women

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The streets were lit by one man’s dream. A man who led more than 200,000 individuals looking for their voice. All they had to do was walk and it ignited a movement. On August 28th 1963, in Washington, D.C, Martin Luther King Jr. marched for equal rights. His decision to stand up caused a change that greatly affected the future of America. His actions shone a light on the situation in a non-violent way and gave America an overdue wakeup call on a morally wrong situation. This process of change spurred by one person is common in American culture. Family units react and change when one family member’s choice affects the rest of the family.

The breaking of trust within a marriage as a result of Proctor’s choice to engage in adultery corrupted
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The novel takes place during the late 1800’s and describes the challenges four sisters have with growing up. The sisters each deal with their own personal struggles with maturing including finding a spouse. Marriage generally brings the expectation that the couple will live alone in their own home and start their own family. When a family member gets married, it can be somewhat unnerving because it seems like a loss in the family. Mr. Brooke started to become a more consistent character in Meg’s life and the family noticed. He proved his worth for Meg to her parents by showing his compassion. “John went with me at Mr. Laurence 's request, and was so devoted to poor Father that we couldn 't help getting fond of him. He was perfectly open and honorable about Meg, for he told us he loved her” (Alcott 190). He won the hearts of the whole family except Jo. In the novel, Jo and Meg were extremely close growing up but eventually Meg started to mature and longed for the day where she would marry a good man. When the idea of marriage was a possibility for Meg, Jo wouldn’t have it. Jo was nostalgic for the days when she and Meg sang, danced and acted silly but instead she found herself dealing with the fact that Meg was becoming an adult. “I just wish I could marry Meg myself, and keep her safe in the family” (Alcott 190). Jo showed that …show more content…
The Portokalos family was a vibrant Greek family that was stubborn and exclusive of non-Greeks. The family continued to grow but the main character Toula, couldn’t seem to do anything that pleased her family. Toula felt lost and out of place in her crowded family. Ian, a dashing young man, was looking for a girl who was different from others. They found each other but discovered that coming from two different worlds had its challenges. Toula’s father refused to accept Ian into her life. Even after she made her decision to be with Ian, Mr. Portokalos was resistant to the change. Her marrying Ian would mean that she was going to leave the family. A father can’t protect his family if they are not with him. The views of the family changed once Ian proved to them that he wanted to be a part of the family by making sacrifices and changes of his own. They realized that they weren’t losing their traditions and Toula but they were gaining a new perspective and a new member of the

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