Jo March displays good and bad traits in equal measure, which makes Jo a very unusual character in the novel. Jo’s bad traits, her rebelliousness, anger, and outspoken ways, do not make her unappealing, instead they suggest her humanity and her attitude towards everything. Jo is a very optimistic character in the novel. She wants to have the character traits as a male by working and getting and actual study in college which is a masculine trait. In the novel, Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, it states, “I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful.” This shows that Jo has plans to actually get somewhere in life.
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 type of conflict used in this novel to add depth and complexity to the story as well as the character of Henry Fleming is Man versus Self. This is shown through his issues with masculinity, courage, and self image. Lastly, and decidedly the hardest to detect conflict in the novel is Man versus Nature. Nature is used not the conventional way, but to show the power human nature has on a person’s thoughts and actions. In Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, conflict is shown through man versus man, man versus nature, and man versus self to show the harsh realities of the civil
In comparison to the resolution, it turns out that Laurie 's at home behavior matches the same description of Charles disrespectful behavior at school. When you look back you see how quite a few times when Laurie is home, he is disrespectful to his parents and doesn’t have any proper manners. Along with using foreshadowing, the author also uses irony, which is used towards the end of the story when the mom is trying to find out who Charles the troublemaker 's mom is at the P.T.A. meeting. The author writes on the last page, “Laurie adjusts very quickly.
After Granny discovered Ella reading Bluebeard to Richard, she screams in disgust and Richard interrupts , “ “But, granny, she didn’t finish,” I protested, knowing that I should have kept quiet. She bared her teeth and slapped me across my mouth with the back of her hand.“You shut your mouth,” she hissed. “You don’t know what you’re talking about!” “But I want to hear what happened!” “ (39) . By employing a violent tone in the dialogue , Wright emphasizes how loud and angry he argued against Granny because he felt irritated by her interrupting the story . Granny’s angered tone demonstrates how negative she felt about Richard being exposed to violent books due to her religious beliefs that disapprove of them.
In Louis May Alcott’s Little Women, four young girls in nineteenth-century New England live in a society where marriage comes before profession, and passivity is valued over independence. Financially challenged, the March sisters struggle to fit in when they are exposed to lavish events or are treated condescendingly on account of their family’s income. In Little Women, Alcott utilizes the symbols of gloves, burns, and flowers to explore the contrast between abiding by the traditions of society and staying true to oneself. Gloves portray the girls’ obstacles as they strive to comply with the social standards of being young women. While Meg constantly stresses the importance of having proper gloves, Jo’s refusal to wear them illustrates her
Every story whether it is a fiction or non-fiction story, has a plot. The plot refers to the actions, activities, events, or stages of being that the literary work or story depicts. One of the most important parts of any plot are the various plot conflicts found throughout the story. A plot conflict refers to ways in which characters in a story interact with each other. There are four basic types of plot conflict which include character vs character, character vs natural world, character vs the social world, and character vs themselves.
This essay will talks about the difference between four sisters and their dreams but the difference in the character of Jo and Laurie because they want to reach to their dreams but the society at that time refused the working woman like jo s character as well as Laurie wanted to work as a musician but the society refused this job and his father wants him to work as a business man. The second point will talks about Louisa May Alcott that defense the individual rights of men in the character of Laurie. The third point talks about the articles that support the idea. The final point whether agree or disagree with the quote and then conclusion of the essay. According to “"Little Women": Alcott 's Civil War” by Judith Fetterley, The overt messages of Little Women are clearly presented in the first two
J.K Rowling presented Harry Potter with many conflicts (his fight with Voldemort, and him not having his parents) to develop him as a character; she did this to show how he overcame problems and became stronger. Many authors use conflict to show what type of person their character is. The author who wrote the book Speak (Laurie Anderson), used many conflicts to developing characters in her book about a girl who was raped, and is struggling to tell someone. Edgar Allan Poe also uses conflict to develop his characters. The poem "Annabel Lee" about a king struggling with the loss of his wife it shows character development very well, along with Poe’s story "Tell-Tale Heart" about a psycho man who killed an elder over an “evil” eye.