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In this essay, the writer looks at the book "Little Men" and also looks at the influences on the author Louisa May Alcott. The writer points out that the Alcotts, both father and daughter, lived in an exciting time in history, when liberalism was a nascent concept. In this article, the writer studies the novel "Little Men" and maintains that it is a correlation of true-life experience and the "Plumfield School" is built on the ideals and premises with which the author's father experimented at his Boston Temple School. Further, the writer notes that although 'Little Men' is a condensed, highly idealized tale, it reflects the romanticism inherent in transcendentalism. The writer concludes that although Little Men seems sugar-coated by today's standards, it reflects an important movement in education that, in some modified form, could be useful for today's students.
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- Gallogly, Jean Louisa May Alcott: her life, her times, her literature. Yale-New Haven Teachers' Institute, Hartford: 1999.
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