Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, And Treasure Island

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Children's Literature is everlastingly framed by variable ideologies; this represented the standards and values of a didactic society in the nineteenth century, which was controlled transcendently by the church. Enforcing religious perspectives on the idealistic family life, gender roles were compulsory in respectability, and a woman's place was inside the home. The nineteenth century was an extremely confusing time, with its firm Victorian qualities, class limits, industrialism and expansionism. It was the time when society was a male dominated society in which women were controlled by the male figures in the society. Hall says that “Key to all feminist methodologies is the belief that patriarchal oppression of women through history has been profound and multifaceted” (Hall 202). Two of the most diverse novels Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" (1868) and Robert Louis Stephenson's "Treasure Island" (1881), developed in this period. Both novels are written in different areas with different characters, however the writers have highlighted the great connection between the American and British literary tradition related to the 19th century. (Elaine, n.d.) Both deliberately gender oriented; it is to be resolved how far they follow the …show more content…

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

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