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    In an excerpt of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, the March sisters give up their Christmas breakfast to help an impoverished immigrant family. The March family's servant, Hannah, describes how the girls' mother helps others, "Some poor creeter came a-beggin', and your ma went straight off to see what was needed. There never was such a woman for givin' away vittles and drink, clothes and firin'" (Alcott para 17). The sisters want to follow their mother's example and make her proud. The girls were having a wonderful time planning on how to give their mother her Christmas presents, when "Marmee" March, informed her daughters, "Not far away from here lies a poor woman with a little newborn baby. Six children are huddled into one bed to keep…

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    Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29,1832 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Louisa then had died on March 6,1888 in Boston MA. Louisa has three sisters, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Anna Alcott Pratt, and Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. Louisa was an american novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women in 1868, and its sequels Little Men in 1871, and Jo's Boys in 1886. Louisa was raised by transcendantalist parents Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England. Her…

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    “My book came out; and people began to think that topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all…” This is just one of many quotes by Louisa May Alcott. She was an American author who wrote a lot of books, and her most popular novel was Little Women. She worked under various pseudonyms for her novels, short stories, and poems. She were remember by how she wrote most of her books and how she got through her tragedies in her life. To begin, Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832.…

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    Imagine being considered less than the people you love and care about. In Louisa May Alcott’s novel, The Inheritance, this is the case for Edith Adelon. Although she is loved by the ones she loves, she desires to be equal. Edith longs for acceptance and equality throughout the whole novel. This conflict reflects upon the structure, setting, plots, characterization of Edith and many other characters, social and economic factors, symbolism and irony. The Inheritance contains 15 chapters, numbered…

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    The Developing Mind of Her Beauty and Health. What Should Young Girls Do for Beauty? In the fictional novel Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott effectively highlights the health and beauty issues that woman in the nineteenth century faced in relationship to gender roles, health education and dress reform which engages with medical discourse. This raises the question: to what degree do social roles and the definition of the “ideal” woman negatively affect young girls’ mental and physical health.…

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    Little Women research paper This research paper is about why the book Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott was banned from many schools and libraries. In the next few paragraphs you will be reading and learning about the many reasons I found during my research about why this book was banned. If you have read the book, as I have, you will find many of these reasons idiotic. To counting learning more about Little Women, please read on. According to…

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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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    Louisa May Alcott has many short stories from the war setting. Her background information will allow readers to understand why she has repeatedly wrote her short stories about the war, and or around the war. One story of hers a man named John dies on her watch, she had multiple real life deaths within her family and they had impacted her deeply. The deaths in her family lead to how she felt when the man in her short story impacted her so much. Her experience provides and shows readers the pain…

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    For the past century and a half, 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,…

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