Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Set in nineteenth century New England, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters-Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg. The novel is a classic rites of passage story, that has often split literature critics but has been adored by many over the years. Intended as a book for young girls, the book is too sentimental for some but plenty of adults and young men have Little Women firmly featured in their best books of all time. The pace of the novel can be slow at times and the language almost too perfect but the overall sympathetic tone of Alcott wins over the reader. The book is semi-autobiographical, with Jo Marsh mirroring the life of an ambitious Alcott. Just like Alcott, Jo is a strong, independent woman who is fighting through her domestic duties to do what she truly loves. Writing is Jo’s passion and in a world where women are expected to put personal growth aside in order to withhold traditional family values, she is met with many challenges. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” The book speaks to every woman that has had to fight against convention. With their father away at war, the four sisters pull together to support each other but still have time to search for their own identity. These ‘little women’ are not children but young adults finding their way via love, religion and confidence. Whilst it may seem sad that the sisters do have to conform to some extent, if you read between the lines there is so much inspiration for young female readers.
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Set in nineteenth century New England, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters-Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg. The novel is a classic rites of passage story, that has often split literature critics but has been adored by many over the years. Intended as a book for young girls, the book is too sentimental for some but plenty of adults and young men have Little Women firmly featured in their best books of all time. The pace of the novel can be slow at times and the language almost too perfect but the overall sympathetic tone of Alcott wins over the reader. The book is semi-autobiographical, with Jo Marsh mirroring the life of an ambitious Alcott. Just like Alcott, Jo is a strong, independent woman who is fighting through her domestic duties to do what she truly loves. Writing is Jo’s passion and in a world where women are expected to put personal growth aside in order to withhold traditional family values, she is met with many challenges. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” The book speaks to every woman that has had to fight against convention. With their father away at war, the four sisters pull together to support each other but still have time to search for their own identity. These ‘little women’ are not children but young adults finding their way via love, religion and confidence. Whilst it may seem sad that the sisters do have to conform to some extent, if you read between the lines there is so much inspiration for young female readers.
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01 – Playing Pilgrims

02 Jan 2021 | 20 mins 25 secs

01 – Playing Pilgrim...

02 Jan 2021 | 20 mins 25 secs

02 – A Merry Christmas

01 Jan 2021 | 21 mins 22 secs

02 – A Merry Christm...

01 Jan 2021 | 21 mins 22 secs

03 – The Laurence Boy

31 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 33 secs

03 – The Laurence Bo...

31 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 33 secs

04 – Burdens

30 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 11 secs

04 – Burdens

30 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 11 secs

05 – Being Neighborly

29 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 34 secs

05 – Being Neighborl...

29 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 34 secs

06 – Beth Finds the Palac...

28 Dec 2020 | 15 mins 04 secs

06 – Beth Finds the ...

28 Dec 2020 | 15 mins 04 secs

07 – Amy’s Valley of Humi...

27 Dec 2020 | 14 mins 24 secs

07 – Amy’s Valley of...

27 Dec 2020 | 14 mins 24 secs

08 – Jo Meets Apollyon

26 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 17 secs

08 – Jo Meets Apolly...

26 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 17 secs

09 – Meg Goes to Vanity F...

25 Dec 2020 | 36 mins 32 secs

09 – Meg Goes to Van...

25 Dec 2020 | 36 mins 32 secs

10 – The P.C. and P.O.

24 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 05 secs

10 – The P.C. and P....

24 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 05 secs

11 – Experiments

23 Dec 2020 | 22 mins 11 secs

11 – Experiments

23 Dec 2020 | 22 mins 11 secs

12 – Camp Laurence

22 Dec 2020 | 47 mins 04 secs

12 – Camp Laurence

22 Dec 2020 | 47 mins 04 secs

13 – Castles in the Air

21 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 49 secs

13 – Castles in the ...

21 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 49 secs

14 – Secrets

20 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 12 secs

14 – Secrets

20 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 12 secs

15 – A Telegram

19 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 12 secs

15 – A Telegram

19 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 12 secs