Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott focuses on four sisters; Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March that are a part of a very poor, humble family. While their father is off at war, they are left with their loving mother at home encouraging them to be a better person and the better version of themselves. As all four girls go through love and loss, they discover that they are truly brave and courageous. One very important major event was when the March sisters struggle to improve their various flaws as they grow into adults. Jo dreams of becoming a great writer and does not want to become a conventional adult woman.
The novel "Little Women " portraits the difficult journey from childhood to adulthood from four teenaged sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy called the March girls, and how they survive growing up in a difficult time highlighting the inferiority of women as compared to men with the ideas explored throughout the novel being women 's strive between familial duty and personal maturation, the menace of gender labeling, and the need of work. As the novel develops it is fascinating that Louisa May Alcott writes "Little Women," reflecting on her own life and many of the experience of growing up during the nineteenth century. Jo 's character is a replication of Alcott herself with her speaking directly through the protagonist. Social expectations played a important role for women with the idea in which you had to marry young and create a new family which Meg does; be submissive and devoted to one’s guardians and own family, that Beth is; focus on one’s art, pleasure, and people, as Amy does at first; and struggle to live both a dedicated family life and a significant accomplished life, as Jo does. Both Beth and Meg obey to society’s expectations of the role that women should play, Amy and Jo at first try to get away from these limitations and grow their uniqueness.
“The emerging woman… will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied… strength and beauty must go together.” Introduced to the novel of Little Women at the age of 11, I quickly fell under the trance of Louisa May Alcott’s astounding writing. Louisa May Alcott… Teacher, domestic servant, feminist, army nurse, and most famously, a novelist. Her self-reliance openly resisted the cultural worldview of women’s equality. Her personal literary legacy made a great impact on her society. Alcott wrote Little Women, her most acclaimed novel at the age of 35.
Louisa May Alcott was one of the America 's best-known writers of young people fiction. Alcott showed the lives of four sisters and their dreams Louisa May Alcott 's in Little Women showed the difficulties that are communicated with the gender roles between women and men during the Civil War in America. The civil war was a clear metaphor for internal conflict of four little women grils.The story was based on the childhood experiences Alcott shared with her real-life sisters, Anna, May and Elizabeth. According to “Nicola Watson” the publication of little women in 1868 that talks about a founding myth of American girlhood. The story of a family of four girls and how they grow up during the American Civil War.
Since her son’s death, Amy had been containing her emotions as much as possible trying to come into terms with her child’s passing. She often spent her days visiting friends and seeking their comfort to keep her mind away from her son. Amy eventually broke down in rage in front of her husband during their confrontation exclaiming, “Friends make pretense of following to the grave, but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand. But the world’s evil. I won’t have grief so if I can change it.
When the boys was thinking up a plan to get other western literature from Four-Eyes, the Little Seamstress gives Luo and the narrator advices. She tells Luo and the narrator to steal the books. Before, Little Seamstress more of a quiet girl; however, with the influence of the book “Balzac” Little Seamstress became bold and more active. This especially shows in the last scene when Little Seamstress leaves the
Little Women is all about the girlhood and Treasure Island is all about boyhood. As the question of this paper is that “Discuss the competing models of boyhood presented in Little Women and Treasure Island”. From the very start till the end of this paper you could see that what are the basic differences between both novels. You can’t say that Little Women are all about girls, but it's not for the boys as there is no such character in the novel who represents the boyhood as presented in the Treasure Island. So, you can say that the competing models of boyhood are girls in the novel Little Women, girls were given proper value and competence to fight for the