Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women" Analytical Essay by The Research Group
Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women"
Examines plot, characters, family relations, and the feminist theme of this 19th Century novel.
# 22069 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 1995 |
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Feminism)
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From the Paper:"The novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott stands as an archetype of feminine writing from the nineteenth century, a story emphasizing the choices facing women in terms of home and family, career choice, and aspirations. Much of the sense of choice is placed in the hands of Jo, the strongest female in the novel and the one who becomes the center for her family as well. It is this power of choice and inner strength that has attracted generations of readers and that was the attraction for filmmakers recently when they produced a new version of Little Women and successfully shaped the story for a feminist age.
Little Women is not a complex novel nor a complex study of human nature. It is largely about Jo and her struggle to be good and to improve herself in the world, and as such it is believed to represent Louisa's own struggle with the same issue..."
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