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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 Aunt March.” (Alcott, 116) If the lack of work makes the March girls act in disrespectful or hurtful ways, then work is just as important for functioning as luxury. Work creates balance and purpose, and when one is deprived of work their level of functioning decreases. Today many people are struggling with unemployment, and a story done by CNN news suggests that this may have a negative effect on mood. People unemployed for six months or more often exhibit symptoms of depression. Though some choose to neglect this fact, work is imperative not only for purpose, but also for mood. In addition, another piece of evidence in Little Women that supports a theme of the importance of work is when Sallie persuades Meg to purchase a dress that she later regrets due to the cost. As Meg says to her husband, “John, dear, I’m ashamed to show you my book for I’ve really been dreadfully extravagant lately. I go about so much I must have things, you know, and Sallie advised my getting it, so I did;…

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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…

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    a Temple School. Then, in the 1840s, they moved to Concord so they could see how it feels in the country. Likewise, they participated in 1843 in an experiment known as the Fruitlands which was a communal village. However, Louisa made some true family friends there named Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Furthermore, she played with her sisters when she could, but mostly she was writing about her life. Surprisingly her father wanted to let his daughters believe in not only God, but…

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    sustain her. She had many different jobs that allowed her to get by. Soon after doing these miscellaneous jobs she realized this wasn’t what she wanted her life to consist of. She was determined to write and get her books on the shelves. After a while of her persistence and hard work her publications became regulars to local stores. Her books at first were focused on a certain area but she was able to widen her subject matter to appeal to more readers. Louisa 's many experiences in life helped…

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    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 with Roman numerals. Time passes by rather slowly throughout the novel because it is very detailed. Although sometimes it is like Luisa May Alcott hit the fast forward button and did not drag on details. “Days went on an Edith, with a deep joy in her…

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    Due to the fact that her father has gone to war Jo feels the need to become the “man” of the house. This is shown by the burn mark on her dress and the stains on her gloves. This shows that she really doesn’t care what gets on her or what happens to her clothes even the fancy ones. This is also shown by the way she says she is the man of the house. Jo feels that no one is there that has male dominance so her being the leader that she is she is the one to take over and show the independence so…

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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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    For centuries now and many more to come, women have impacted such strong change through accomplishments that have been recognized due to their gender. Over time, the number of women who have joined extreme groups to prove feminism occurs in social status’ to the workplace has increased. Louisa May Alcott, an American novelist and poet was the author to many pieces from fairytales to thrillers, but is remembered as the author who suddenly woke up in the limelight of fame. Growing up Louisa…

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    provide for a future family. Knowing that she is not yet ready to settle down and get married, Jo waits to meet the man she truly loves, ready to accept all the traits he has to offer her. Another example of Jo’s bold personality is when she begins to fall in love with Professor Bhaer while in New York. Jo knows that the professor is, “...very learned and good, but poor as a church mouse...”, yet she does not allow his financial status to prevent her from falling in love and wanting to be with…

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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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