Examples Of Regret In Little Women

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Regret is a feeling that one gets after doing something wrong or failing to do something. This feeling makes a person reflect on their actions in order to learn, grow and develop into a better, stable person. In Louisa May Alcott 's novel "Little Women”, regret is always followed by anger towards the end of a situation. When Amy March infuriated her sister Josephine, Josephine ignored her until she almost lost her sister and ended up feeling guilty because of her bad temper. Theodore Laurence also acted impulsively when he embarrassed Margaret March because he got irritated from Josephine for not telling him a secret. Mr. Laurence, Theodore 's grandfather, showed that he regretted not having a good relationship with his son and how he…show more content…
Being cruel and harsh can hurt people’s feelings and mess with their emotions. Theodore Laurence acted impulsively when he embarrassed Margaret March because he got irritated from Josephine for not telling him a secret. When Theodore figured out that Josephine was keeping a secret from him about her sister Margaret and his tutor’s, John Brooke, relationship, he decided to pull a prank. He sent love letters to Margaret as if he was John Brooke himself. Margaret found out and was embarrassed and angry simultaneously. Laurie was called and ordered to apologize to Margaret for his cruel act. As he was imploring for Margaret’s forgiveness, he assured her that he has said nothing to Brooke and that he won’t speak of it again. His exact words were, "I 'll never tell him to my dying day, wild horses shan 't drag it out of me, so you 'll forgive me, Meg, and I 'll do anything to show how out–and–out sorry I am"(Alcott, 215).Theodore regrets the way he acted and it will forever remain as a lesson that he can look back at in order to not repeat the same mistake ever again. The next time he decides to joke around, he’ll think before he acts so he won’t regret it afterwards. Theodore’s actions are similar to Josephine’s when the topic is about anger and
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