Literature remains relevant and essential because it relates as it conveys and carries us beyond ourselves and our world - metaphorically and literally - so that we might experience fresh perspectives, receive challenges to our knowledge and sensibilities, reach new understandings, perhaps even attain wisdom, through such things as poetry, plays, novels, short stories, memoirs, and all the other literary forms.
Brooke goes to Washington to help Mr.
It has been said that a lot of Louisa May Alcott shows through in these characteristics of Jo. Beth recovers from the acute disease but her health is permanently weakened. He encourages her to become a serious writer instead of writing "sensation" stories for weekly tabloids. They have two sons of their own, and Amy and Laurie have a daughter.
Aunt Josephine March — Mr. She is withdrawn from the school by her mother. This division signaled a beginning of polarization of gender roles as social constructs "as class stratification increased".
This is the unifying imaginative frame of Little Women. Three of the children die of scarlet fever and Beth contracts the disease while caring for them.
Laurence as a bookkeeper. Literature has innumerable qualities and purposes and can open doors to unique situations and worlds which are never wholly removed from our own.
In Little Women, she imagined that just such an evolution might begin with Plumfield, a nineteenth century feminist utopia.
Ultimately, Amy is shown to work very hard to gain what she wants in life, and to make the most of her success while she has it.: The family runs a boarding house. Some editions listed under Little Women appear to include both parts, especially in the audio book versions.
The Hummels — A poor German family consisting of a widowed mother and six children. She is the shyest March sister. One of her challenges is trying to control her anger, a challenge that her mother experiences.
Inspiration[ edit ] The attic at Fruitlands where Alcott lived and acted out plays at 11 years old. After he is wounded, he returns to find work so he can buy a house ready for when he marries Meg.
Each of the March sister heroines had a harrowing experience that alerted her and the reader that "childhood innocence" was of the past, and that "the inescapable woman problem" was all that remained.
Jo also writes the first part of Little Women during the second portion of the novel. This provided an alternative to the previously normalized gender roles. She is of Irish descent and very dear to the Family.
The middle siblings, Fred and Frank, are twins; Frank is the younger twin. In reading and interpreting literature we help to keep it alive, thriving, pertinent, personally interpretive and interesting.
Miss Crocker — An old and poor spinster who likes to gossip and who has few friends. Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: These sisters, and in particular Jo, were apprehensive about adulthood because they were afraid that, by conforming to what society wanted, they would lose their special individuality.
To continue reading about the wonders and benefits of literature, consider one or more of these titles in the library system catalog: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansionPlumfield.
Alcott readily corresponded with readers who addressed her as "Miss March" or "Jo", and she did not correct them. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women.These are some of the many databases available to you as a member of Middletown Thrall Library: Artemis (now Gale Literary Sources) Searches the following databases (described below): Literature Criticism Online, Literature for Students, Literature Resource Center, and Something about the Author.
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New introductions commissioned. Placing literature "Placing Literature is a project in which the locations in your favorite novels are mapped onto the exact places from the books.Download