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    go on quests to discover themselves. This theme is represented in Little Women, where Louisa May Alcott tells the story of four sisters, Jo, Amy, Meg, and Beth, as they go through the everyday struggles of life and love and blossom into women. As the girls grow older, the people they meet on their journeys away from home ultimately shape them into adults. Similarly, in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares shares a…

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    much of the world has incorrectly come to the conclusion that Louisa May Alcott intended her novel, Little Women, to serve as a conservative icon that endorses the proper life for women to aspire to, the life of a subservient wife and mother. However, Alcott did not intended her novel to be a propagandist piece supporting the cult of domesticity, the philosophy that women in the 1800s should stay at home and not work outside of the domestic sphere. In contrast, Little Women is a novel meant to…

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    womanliness in the 1896 novel Little Women. The characteristics and traits of a little woman are portrayed through the young March sisters, and are further perpetuated and developed in older women in the novel. Each of the March sisters embodies a different stereotype of women’s persona in the beginning of the novel which all appear to contrast one another. Meg, the eldest sister, acts wise and old and as she is too young for little girl’s games. Jo fulfils the tomboy role as their father has…

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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. Setting- • 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…

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    A Journey through Jo In Louisa May Alcott's Little Women we follow the life of 4 sisters living together with little money during the Civil War. Each sister has distinct traits which make the family work well together, as well as ones which make conflict for the story. The main character Jo is the second oldest sister and a very interesting character. While Jo grows up we learn that she is a strong minded, kind, tomboy. From the beginning of the book we know right away that Jo is a…

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    The first theme is Little Women is the necessity of work for balance and functioning. According to the text, “As the height of luxury, Meg put out some of her sewing, and then found time hung so heavily that she fell to snipping and spoiling her clothes in her attempts to furbish them up a la Moffat. Jo read till her eyes gave out and she was sick of books, got so fidgety that even good natured Laurie had a quarrel with her, and so reduced in spirits that she desperately wished she had gone with…

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    Little Women Classic

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    Classic Book Essay The book Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, was first published in two parts in 1868 and 1869. It’s about four sisters that are trying to figure life out and stumble along the way. Little Women should be considered a classic. It has universal themes, high quality writing and gives a view into life in the 1800s. One of the reasons Little Women should be considered a classic is because it contains universal themes. As an example, the characters Jo and Laurie fights the…

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    In the texts Little Women and "Huckleberry Finn chapter 1," the authors Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott both shape their characters with dialogue instead of directly describing them. They instead describe their characters utilizing the characters' personal values and experiences. Both authors describe the theme of their stories utilizing particular examples of dialogue, description, and narrative amongst and circumventing the characters. Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Mark Twain's "The…

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    Feminism In Reverse A Comparative Essay Between Little Women and Caddie Woodlawn The idea of a strong, independent woman is appealing, but these two books may actually be going in the opposite direction of feminism’s path through history. The theme in both Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink is that strong, independent women end up conforming to the person they have always been told to be. The main characters from both books, Caddie and Jo, start out…

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    Throughout the 1800’s, gender stereotypes proved to dominate over men and women. Women were to be domestic while men worked to provide for a family. In Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, Jo March is a rambunctious sixteen-year-old girl who knows how a proper lady should act but takes a step up against these standards. Jo contradicts gender stereotypes many times throughout Little Women, while showing a bold independence throughout the story by earning a job writing in New York. Leaving home,…

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