Your search returned over 400 essays for "Louisa May Alcott Little Women"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

Little Women, By Louisa May Alcott

- The connotation of the word “little” in Louisa May Alcott’s infamous novel, Little Women, has been a very controversial topic. Many critics argue the point that “little” has a negative connotation that diminishes women and therefore Alcott’s book is encouraging women to become little. While others argue that the word “little” refers to the physical miniaturization which still includes the same good qualities of an ideal woman (Armstrong, Here Little 453). Although these viewpoints may be valid in some instances throughout the book, they are not valid for the whole book....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Better Essays
776 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Little Women, By Louisa May Alcott

- Poverty is a crisis which has been known to the world since its existence, for centuries it has eaten away human souls, due to its harshness and the financial struggle it causes. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott uses a third person account to represent many different scenarios, in which poverty is a problem within the March family, usually regarding to materialed items, and envying other girls and what they have. The conflict of poverty doesn’t usually cause problems for the whole community, but mainly affects the March Girls and their jealousy of others....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Strong Essays
1007 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

The Importance of the Family in Louisa May Alcott Little Women

- Many times people are asked to think about what is important to them. A person may say their home, car, children, material items and some may even say family. In the book Little Women (1868-1869) written by Louisa May Alcott illustrates several family values. The story of the March family starts out during the civil war in New England. The family is left to survive on their own because their father went to protect his country. During the years of life the March children, Margaret (Meg), Josephine (Jo), Beth and Amy, had to face the fact that they were very poor, and couldn't have everything that they fancied....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

Better Essays
868 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- It is interesting that Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women, in which she incorporates her own feelings and experiences. In fact, Jo's character is a near replication of Alcott herself. This makes the novel all the more interesting and personal, with the author speaking directly through the protagonist. Alcott writes the novel from third person limited point of view, focusing chiefly on Josephine March. She develops the characters brilliantly throughout the entire work, especially the March girls....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

Free Essays
940 words | (2.7 pages) | Preview

The Power of Love in Louisa May Alcott Little Women

- The Power of Love in Little Women         "Truly, love does work miracles!" (335)  The March family portrayed in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, was the classic American family. The father is fighting in war, the mother is all knowing and wise and the four daughters are budding seeds of independence. In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to all four of the sisters. Meg, the oldest, is wise and very concerned with class and the styles of the times. Jo was the least like any of her sisters....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]

Powerful Essays
1842 words | (5.3 pages) | Preview

Realistic Dual Natures in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

- Realistic Dual Natures in Alcott’s Little Women “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual′s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is” - Carl Jung Each of us has the capacity for virtue or vice, and our daily actions reflect the combination of both.  In literature, however, people are sometimes depicted as being completely one or the other, giving us inaccurate views of human nature.  We identify better with characters who are more like us--neither completely good nor bad.  Meg, Jo and Amy March in Alcott’s Little Women do not flatly portray complete good or complete evil, but their realistic dual natures increase their believability and...   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]

Powerful Essays
2114 words | (6 pages) | Preview

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It in a town in New England in the 1800’s. It about a family and the girls growing up during the 1800’s and the things they have to face. The growing pains that all girls have to go through even now. This was a very sad book at the end when Beth dies. The four main characters are Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth the story centers around the four girls and the life they have during the time they are growing up. Marmee the girls mother is another main character because she is always supporting them in every decision and helping them to make through bad times even when they did not get anything for Christmas....   [tags: Little Women Louisa Alcott Essays]

Strong Essays
1461 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives they live and how they transform into “little women.” Since there is really no antagonist or bad guy portrayed in this novel, Jo March is considered the protagonist....   [tags: Essays on Little Women]

Good Essays
673 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women in a Man's World

- ... Her parents, Bronson and Abigail were particularly active in Louisa’s writing. Initially, Louisa’s parents raised their kids with Unitarian beliefs. “The Alcott’s ate a strictly vegetarian regimen. They rejected the use of any sort of animal products. Although cotton would have been a practical alternative, the family refused to use it out of principle, since cotton fabric was the product of slave labor” (Morrow). Because of these beliefs, her father spent most of his time promoting the cause....   [tags: character and story analysis]

Term Papers
1922 words | (5.5 pages) | Preview

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- ... Davis, Amy’s teacher whips hers on her hand for bringing pickled limes to school, she grows paranoid of the situation and so do all her sisters. Marmee even pulls her out of the school. To us, all thit seems quite extreme. But the narrator really wants us to understand why they reacted so strongly: "To others it might seem a ludicrous or trivial affair, but to her it was a hard experience, for during the twelve years of her life she had been governed by love alone, and a blow of that sort had never touched her before." (119) The narrator's affection for Amy and sympathy for her situation is strongly communicated to us in this example, as it is throughout the novel for each of the sister...   [tags: symbolism, poverty, religion]

Better Essays
814 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins and Little Women

- Louisa May Alcott was said to be “the pioneer in the delineation of sprightly young-girl life, brim full of animal spirits, yet overflowing with a desire to be true and brave and helpful”(Delamar). As a classic, inspiring author, Alcott is best known for her novels concerning poverty and family struggles to overcome obstacles, and female independence. Alcott incorporated these ideas through her works in Eight Cousins and Little Women. Even though Rose in Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins and the March sisters in Little Women are brought up in different types of socioeconomic environments, they share common traits and themes, such as moral lessons, feminist ideas, coming of age, and illness a...   [tags: Struggles, Orphans, Poverty]

Better Essays
811 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Aesthetic of Character: Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

- ... For example, while men were allowed to be active, assertive and dominant, women should have been submissive, dependant and passive. Exceptions, both for men and women, were not gleefully accepted in the society. This is the main reason for appearance of another term, which is closely connected to the terms gender roles and gender performance, called gender stereotypes. Examples for gender stereotypes can even be found in the book Little Women, mainly through the characters of Mr and Mrs March, Meg, Beth and Amy....   [tags: anthropomorphised animals or objects]

Better Essays
612 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of Little Women By Louisa May Alcott

- Is it common knowledge that in a large group of adults in America, 45 percent still says that society favors men over women. Female’s position in the society has improved since the 19th century. For example, in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, the main characters struggle with gender inequality and the lack of women’s rights. Stereotyping and gender roles could lead to a dangerous situation in some cases. Gender roles and stereotyping led some females to suicidal thoughts or even suicide because of the pressure to be the women society tells them to be....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Female]

Strong Essays
1168 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Film Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott´s Little Women

- Little Women Film Adaptation Louisa May Alcott’s powerfully written story Little Women has been famous for generations. Alcott wrote was about four young women in the March family who struggled against societal norms during the time of the Civil War. Multiple film adaptations have attempted to retain the emotional impact of her material while retelling her story on the big screen. The most recent adaptation, directed by Gillian Armstrong in 1994, was able to capture many hearts with its feminist twist on the classic novel....   [tags: Sisters, Novel, Screenplay]

Better Essays
1139 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of The Novel ' Little Women '

- Kayla Smith Mrs. Sullivan American Literature College Prep 4 May 2016 Coming of Age in Little Women Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an example of Jo March 's coming of age. Jo March experiences love, loss and the struggles of family life as a young woman. Her character is set apart from other characters because she lives her own way in the world. In this work, the journey of the main character transitions from childhood to womanhood which is shown through literature. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an example of Jo March’s coming of age as can be seen through moral lessons, family values and loving relationships that she experiences....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Strong Essays
1420 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women by Louisa Alcott would definitely appeal to women of all types and ages. Little Women appeals to a broad audience, its full of the values and beliefs, and it paints a very real picture of most American’s lives at the time. The reason for this book appealing to such a broad audience lies in all the characters’ personalities. Mrs. March is a strong, independent woman who never falters, therefore she relates to all independent women; but she is also a mother who plants strong values in her girls and is the rock foundation of the family, with that she relates to all mothers....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
571 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

Little Women, A Satire Of Traditional Chick Literature

- ... Alcott’s satire on the over use common literary elements is seen when she was forced to have all four March girls marry in “Dismembering the Text: The Horror of Louisa May Alcott 's Little Women” by Angela M. Estes and Kathleen Margaret Lant writes about Alcott’s feelings toward about marrying the girls as “Publishers are very perverse & wont let authors have their way so my little women must grow up & be married off in a very stupid style. (Myserson and shealy 121-22)” Alcott is against the idea of marrying off the girls, and admits her plan that the girls will “be married off in a very stupid way” that the girls will be married off in an unrealistic way as a form of satire against her...   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Better Essays
1113 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Little Women Big Minds : The Role Of Women

- Little Women Big Minds: The Role of Women in 19th Century America For over 300 years women in the United States have been trying to rewrite their roles in society. From Abigail Adams to Hillary Clinton women throughout American history have fought to break down the barriers set before them in order to gain equal rights. During the 19th century, Louisa May Alcott dedicated her life’s work to such issues. In her classic fictional novel, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott uses the literary devices of self-insertion, setting, and specific characterization to analyze the position of women in society....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Strong Essays
1192 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide

- Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide Little Women was published in 1868, just a few short years after the Civil War that had devastated the country came to an end. People across the nation were trying to come to terms with emancipation and its implications, and many felt somewhat lost after witnessing the gruesome ideological struggle. In Little Women, Louisa May Alcott attempts to guide the nation’s children through this delicate period of social upheaval by giving them a moral guide to follow....   [tags: Little Women]

Powerful Essays
2571 words | (7.3 pages) | Preview

Comparing Persuasion by Jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Both Persuasion by jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott tell stories of families of sisters in the nineteenth-century in England and in America. The former is the story of Anne Elliot who had given up Fredrick Wentworth eight years prior to the novel's setting after she was "persuaded" to do so by her old family friend, Lady Russell. Realizing that she has made a terribe mistake once Fredrick returns, wealthier and more professionally sucessful, Anne struggles within herself regarding how much to reveal her feelings for him....   [tags: literary criticism, literature analysis]

Strong Essays
1081 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Independence of the March Sisters in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women shows the independence of the March sisters, what actions make them independent, and how they become independent women. The Laurence and March family show every different kind of love in this story, from love of family to romance. The March girls and Laurie Laurence face challenges and are taught that, in the end, experiencing problems in life are there to teach them to learn from their past mistakes, ultimately helping them grow and make wiser choices in the future. Unbelievably different from when they were teenagers, Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, and Laurie grow tremendously by learning happiness, love, and independence....   [tags: love, wealth, values]

Better Essays
2290 words | (6.5 pages) | Preview

Death and Love in Little Women

-   "Four women, taught by weal and woe To love and labor in their prime. Four sisters, parted for an hour, None lost, one only gone..." (365-366). Jo wrote these lines in a poem, after Beth died. This is the most significant struggle for Jo. Jo and Beth are the two middle sisters in the classic novel, Little Women (1869) written by Louisa May Alcott. This is a classic novel about an American family of four daughters, a father who is off at war and a mother who works for the food. Jo and Beth are best friends and Jo sets the example for Beth....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

Better Essays
885 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Women 's Literature Among Young Girls

- Brock Warren Dr. Holly Blackford American Children’s Literature 27 April 2015 Research Proposal Jo March from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women remains one of the most enduringly popular characters in children’s literature among young girls. The wild irony, however, is that Jo is anything but the model of girlhood one typically sees in children’s books. One may easily read Jo as a queer figure—more male-identified than female, and with stronger ties to the women in the novel than the men. What does one make of the ending, though, when Jo has finally married a man and the family is gathered together, with Marmee telling her daughters she could not wish them a greater happiness than their curr...   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

Strong Essays
1380 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

The Development of the Hero in Little Women

-  Louisa May Alcott furnishes a probing look at the hero through recognition of how the imaginary hero of romantic fiction is not always the ideal while bringing the reader to see the heroic in the everyday lives of four young women with the primary emphasis falling on Jo. In the chapter, "Castles in the Air," as each of the characters envisions the distant future (ten years hence anyway), Jo remarks, "I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle-- something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

Better Essays
912 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

Book Report On The Novel ' I Never Can Wish You A Greater Happiness Than This ! '

- Journal Entry #2 “Oh, my girls , however long you may live , I never can wish you a greater happiness than this !”(449) These are the concluding words to Little Women, and concludes the message presented by the novel . Marmen tries to teach the girls that a woman can go through life as they choose , but that no matter what a woman should always make sacrifices for their family , one 's family should be a sacred and valuable thing , and by making sacrifices for one 's family , happiness will come out of it ....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Orchard House, Little Women]

Strong Essays
1342 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott: Daughter, Author, and Transcendentalist

- While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalist, ]

Better Essays
995 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

Biography of Louisa May Alcott

- “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age ill bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success” (Alcott). The wise words of an All-American author who lived a boundless life. From journal and diary entries to novels, short stories, and poems Louisa Alcott had great success and published many books in her lifetime. Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832....   [tags: literature, nineteenth century, Little Women]

Powerful Essays
1672 words | (4.8 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson were similar in many ways. They both grew up in poor households during the eighteenth century and were widely published and well-known writers as well as transcendentalists. However, Emerson never had to use a pen name like Alcott’s “A. M. Barnard” in order to be respected, and he was able to attend Harvard College to further his education. His writing would always be regarded more highly than that of Alcott, simply because at that time women were meant to stay at home and supposedly had no need for extended knowledge, advanced thinking, or personal opinions....   [tags: writers, rethoric, little man, little woman]

Powerful Essays
1749 words | (5 pages) | Preview

From Poverty to Fame: Biography of Louisa May Alcott

- Who was Louisa May Alcott. Alcott was a nineteenth century author who wrote numerous famous books, such as the book series Little Women. However, Alcott did not start out famous. As a child, Alcott’s family lived in poverty. Though her family lived in poverty, Alcott had an extremely vivid imagination, especially for a girl during the time period that she lived in. Even when she was young, Alcott’s biggest dream was to become a famous author. She wrote one of her first poems at the age of eight when she saw a robin....   [tags: little women series, nurse, civil war]

Strong Essays
1144 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Little Women

- “Captured the nuances that still move me to laugh and cry” (Delamar xiii). Louisa May Alcott is such a wonderful woman who was known not only as a great writer, but also a fighter for justice and advocate of human rights. No matter how many difficulties Louisa faced in her life, she had succeeded in achieving her dream. She wrote one of the greatest books of her era, Little Women. She participated in anti-slavery activities, and was a non-official feminist. She worked hard for fans and neither for fame nor money....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Louisa May Alcott]

Good Essays
1104 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Biography of Louisa May Alcott

- Biography of Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator and philosopher, and Abigail May, the energetic, philanthropist. Louisa grew up in Concord and Boston, suffering from poverty as a result of her selfish idealist father's inability to support his family. Bronson Alcott habitually sacrificed his wife and daughters by refusing to compromise with a venal world, most conspicuously when he subjected them to an experiment in ascetic communal living at Fruitlands farm in 1843....   [tags: Louis May Alcott Writers Essays]

Strong Essays
1369 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

Discovering Alcott

- Discovering Alcott When I was a child, I spent all my free time reading. I loved the Nancy Drew series of mysteries and even read a few Hardy Boys. I also read every other book available in our house, especially the children’s book I read to my younger brothers and sisters. Each of them had a favorite book. Those books were read over and over at bedtime or to entertain them while my mother was busy. As I grew older, the responsibility of reading to the other children passed to my younger sister, Cathy....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Writers Essays]

Free Essays
2453 words | (7 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott

- Louisa May Alcott. Alone, these words mean nothing, but together they spark to life a real, highly spirited, and independent person. Louisa May Alcott is a famous children’s American author with a rebellious spirit, having ideas that challenge the society of that time. She lived from November 29, 1832 to March 6, 1888, passing from this world at age 56. Her surroundings certainly influence her works, for she lived during the Transcendentalism and Romantic periods, not to mention the ghastly, but necessary Civil War....   [tags: Biography, American Author]

Powerful Essays
1690 words | (4.8 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott

- Louisa May Alcott. Alone, these words mean nothing, but together they spark to life a real, highly energetic, and independent person. Louisa May Alcott is a famous children’s American author with a rebellious spirit, having ideas that challenge the society of that time. She lived from November 29, 1832 to March 6, 1888, passing from this world at the age of 56. Her surroundings certainly influenced her works, for she lived during the Transcendentalism and Romantic periods, not to mention the ghastly, but necessary Civil War....   [tags: American Author, Biography]

Powerful Essays
1659 words | (4.7 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott Bio

- Louisa May Alcott Biography Best remembered for her books about the March family, especially her children’s masterpiece, Little Women, Alcott also wrote sensational novels and thrillers for adults. She was a very creative, difficult, and willful girl who was both moody and loyal. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832, Louisa was the second daughter of Abby May and Amos Bronson Alcott. Being one of four sisters, who were Anna Bronson, Elizabeth Sewall, and Abba May, the Alcott sisters had a very happy childhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
497 words | (1.4 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott and Her Work

- Louisa May Alcott and Her Work      Louisa May Alcott was a great writer of her time and is the perfect example of how mixed messages during the American Renaissance affected the lives of young women everywhere. In the book Little Women Louisa gives Marmee the appearance and attitudes of her own mother, Abba Alcott. Her mother once wrote women should assert their, "right to think, feel, and live individually·be something in yourself." In contrast, Louisaâs father, Bronson Alcott, felt that Louisa was more of a challenge because she was willful like her mother and should be taught to control her impulses....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

Strong Essays
1343 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

Women Empowerment: The Construction of Female Gender in Anne of Green Gables & Little Women

- Introduction The antebellum period brought about many changes in American society. One of those changes was the manner in which American households were organized. Robert Max Jackson argues in his account on gender inequality that up to the 1820s a patriarchal ideology predominated the American household giving fathers absolute authority; they would rule their homes as “communal enterprises” in which husband and wife worked together in order to earn a living. However, from the 1820s onwards the economy rapidly expanded as a consequence of the industrial revolution and many men started to work away from home in industrial and commercial firms, leaving their wives at home to carry out the dom...   [tags: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women]

Better Essays
856 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Women of the Civil War

- Women of the Civil War Women may have been little recognized for their contributions to the war effort, but they were not untouched (Civil War Women). The women of the Civil War held many jobs and contributed greatly to the war. Loreta Velazquez disguised herself as a Confederate soldier and Rose O’Neal Greenhow was a spy for the Confederates and Louisa May Alcott was a nurse for the Union soldiers. During the Civil War, women disguise themselves as men to help the war efforts. They disguised themselves for many reasons including: to fight for their country, to fight for their rights, to fight along side their husbands (A, B, C.) Loreta Velazquez was one of many women soldiers, she disguis...   [tags: Loreta Velazquez, Rose O'Neal, Louisa May Alcott]

Strong Essays
1365 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

Women's Identities in The Color Purple by Alice Walker and Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott

- Women's Identities in The Color Purple by Alice Walker and Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple has a rich array of female characters to examine when answering the above question. I feel that Louisa May Alcott’s short story, “Behind A Mask” offers an equally rich array of female characters to consider. Through the course of this essay I will show how Walker and Alcott used different narrative techniques and made different use of language and dialogue to create their characters; and how they each respectively created very powerful pieces of work, identifying with their characters and the problems and obstacles faced by them in their everyday lives....   [tags: Literature Female Characters Society Essays]

Strong Essays
1555 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

Individualism in the Film Jane Eyre

- ... Tom’s essay speaks of how “historically, people have not been kind to that which is different”, yet however, she encourages this drive within individuals as she goes on to say, “this [in fact] is what has driven the evolution of society.” Though many historical events such as the Holocaust and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have not been greeted with gratitude nonetheless, Tom explains that the acknowledgement of such events results in the evolution and change of an individualistic society. The importance of embracing one’s individuality through recognition of the barriers set by one’s society, is further exemplified in Alcott’s novel, where Marmee March, a mother of four wonderful daugh...   [tags: creativity, little women, alcott]

Better Essays
1037 words | (3 pages) | Preview

Little Women Bliss

- In Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, some of the recurring themes include learning to appreciate what you have and that having money does not guarantee happiness-- family and love are just as important for the well being of oneself. These themes are taught to the five girls of the March family- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy- by their thoughtful, affectionate mother. The mother’s wisdom is gradually passed down to her four daughters, teaching them the importance of love, gratefulness, and selflessness....   [tags: self-acceptance, family, love]

Good Essays
527 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

The Female Struggle to Fit into Society in Little Women

- The Female Struggle to Fit into Society in Little Women The Victorian Era hailed many prolific authors, which were mostly male. A woman who wanted to be a writer at this time was not respected and would have been accused of being whimsical and flighty. However, women such as Louisa May Alcott redefined the norms and followed her heart with her pen by writing Little Women. The novel follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood trying to find their place in society....   [tags: social issues, women's role]

Term Papers
1798 words | (5.1 pages) | Preview

Alcott and Hawthorne's Portrayal of Feminine Roles

- In the nineteenth century domestic, maternal women were considered the ideal. Several authors challenged this ideal while others glorified it and showed it as completely pragmatic. After all, who better to raise and feed the family than the one who is responsible for giving life to them. Louisa May Alcott shows her primary female figure in Transcendental Wild Oats, Hope Lamb, in a strong traditional female role. Hope is arguably the strongest character in the story and serves as an alternative to the typical modern feminist society promotes today....   [tags: American Literature]

Better Essays
1371 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

Little Women

- Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Book Theme: In the arduous journey from childhood to adulthood, a young woman is faced with two things that need great attention and balance - the progress of her individual social standing, and the welfare of her immediate family. Main Conflict: The book does not really follow the traditional single plot line characteristic of many stories (especially during the time it was written). Alcott illustrated the roads the four March girls Amy, Beth, Jo, and Meg take in their lives as they become young women....   [tags: essays research papers]

Good Essays
650 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

Little Women - Movie vs. Book

- Little Women - Movie vs. Book According to the Internet Movie Database's exhaustive records, Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has seen itself recreated in four TV series, four made for TV movies and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version appeared in 1994 and features Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Susan Sarandon, and Gabriel Byrne. As a long time fan of the novel, who has happily carted her large leather bound gold-gilded unabridged edition whenever she has moved, I find that I was disappointed in this newest movie version....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

Free Essays
805 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Feminism and Society in "Little Women"

- The story Little Women takes place at a time when women were taking on uncustomary roles like physical laborer, family protector and provider, and military volunteer while their husbands served during the Civil War. Keeping within the boundaries of the time, Louisa May Alcott uses herself and her own three sisters to create this classical novel from personal experiences. Each sister is different. They each set goals and dreams for their selves whether it goes along with their contemporary society or not....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

Powerful Essays
1718 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

Little Women: Musical Reproduction

- Little Women is a musical based on a novel by an American author named Louisa May Alcott. The novel follows the lives of four sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March and it is loosely based on the author’s own childhood experiences with her sisters. The musical is a production by the Repertory Philippines, which is directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who has been an actress for Repertory Philippines for more than 15 years. Lauchengco-Yulo describes the play as, “ a beautiful story based on one of the most heart warming stories ever written.” Little Women is set in the Alcott family home during the 1800’s in Concord, Massachusetts....   [tags: Analytic Essay ]

Powerful Essays
1536 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

Light

- Louisa May Alcott was said to be “the pioneer in the delineation of sprightly young-girl life, brim full of animal spirits, yet overflowing with a desire to be true and brave and helpful”(Delamar 150). As a classic, inspiring author, Alcott is best known for her novels concerning poverty, family struggles to overcome obstacles, and female independence. Alcott incorporated these ideas through her works in Eight Cousins and Little Women. Even though Rose in Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins and the March sisters in Little Women are brought up in different types of socioeconomic environments, they share common traits and themes, such as moral lessons, feminist ideas, and coming of age....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Alcott]

Strong Essays
2046 words | (5.8 pages) | Preview

Louisa May Alcott's Behind a Mask

- Behind a Mask is a book that demonstrates the power a woman possesses. During a time in which those who are not rich are considered mere human beings, Louisa May Alcott creates a character by the name of Jean Muir who surpasses the society she lives in. Muir is a woman who seeks to have a prestigious title that will give her the recognition she desires. As governess to the Coventry family Muir puts in play a plan to marry Sir John, the old uncle in the family, whose title she wants. In the process of getting sir John’s tittle Jean causes controversy in between the family which results as a positive thing for the family as a whole....   [tags: A Woman's Power, story analysis]

Better Essays
851 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Hospital Sketches By Louisa May Alcott

- ... The Civil War was a major turning point for America. It pushed America into the future and it couldn’t have happened without influential leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant, and William A. Hammond. Each one of these influential and strong leaders made others see their great ideas and their strong leadership skills helped them to gain followers to implement these ideas and actions. All of those factors helped to advance American into the future in different ways. Abraham Lincoln was President during the Nineteenth century when the Civil War took place....   [tags: American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant]

Better Essays
1430 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Little Women

- Title: Little Women Number of Pages: 562 Original Copyright Date: 1868 Date Completed: February 23, 2000 Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Plot Summary: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the March sisters. Their father is off to war and they rely on their mother, Marmee, to see them through the hard times of the Civil War. In the first part of this book the reader is introduced to the characters. Meg is the sensible one, Jo is the tomboy , Beth is the sweet one, and Amy is the artistic and feminine one....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1247 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

Gender Roles in Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott

- ... Jean Muir is trying to seduce Ned Coventry because she calls him Mr. Coventry knowing that the real Mr. Coventry in the house is of a much higher rank than Ned. Early in the novella, Alcott strives to introduce Jean Muir as a woman who is manipulative towards men. Jean Muir is trying to make Ned feel good about himself because she wants him to fall in love with her so she is able to receive what she wants from the Coventry family, such as money and power, which is very important to people in this time period....   [tags: sociological analysis]

Strong Essays
1092 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Analysis of Louisa May Alcott´s Behind a Mask

- Behind a Mask is a book that demonstrates the power a woman possesses. During a time in which those who are not rich are considered mere human beings, Louisa May Alcott creates a character by the name of Jean Muir who surpasses the society she lives in. Muir is a woman who seeks to have a prestigious title that will give her the recognition she desires. As governess to the Coventry family Muir puts in play a plan to marry Sir John, the old uncle in the family, whose title she wants. In the process of getting sir John’s tittle Jean causes controversy in between the family which results as a positive thing for the family as a whole....   [tags: Woman, Manipulative, Smart]

Better Essays
851 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

A Worn Path, The Bean Trees, Little Women, How It Feels To Be Colored Me, and the The Piano

- Courageous and Heroic Women in A Worn Path, The Bean Trees, Little Women, How It Feels To Be Colored Me, and the The Piano   Women have been heroic and courageous throughout history, though not all of these heroic (or courageous) adventures have been shown in any way.  Some of women’s heroic and courageous adventures are portrayed through short stories, books, and movies.  Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path,” Barbara Kingsolver’s book The Bean Trees, Louisa May Alcott’s book Little Women, Zora Neale Hurston’s story “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” and the movie “The Piano” all show women going through their own amazing and heroic adventures.  In these stories, the authors and direc...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

Powerful Essays
1657 words | (4.7 pages) | Preview

Voices In The Park by Browne, Mortal Engines by Reeve and Little Women by Alcott

- ‘Some idea of a child or childhood motivates writers and determines both the form and content of what they write.’ -- Hunt The above statement is incomplete, as Hunt not only states that the writer has an idea of a child but in the concluding part, he states that the reader also has their own assumptions and perceptions of a child and childhood. Therefore, in order to consider Hunt’s statement, this essay will look at the different ideologies surrounding the concept of a child and childhood, the form and content in which writers inform the reader about their ideas of childhood concluding with what the selected set books state about childhood in partic...   [tags: Novel Analysis]

Term Papers
2659 words | (7.6 pages) | Preview

Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie

- Building an Empire through Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie Children’s literature of the Nineteenth Century is notoriously known for its projection of expected Victorian gender roles upon its young readers. Male and female characters were often given specific duties, reactions, and characteristics that reflected society’s particular attitudes and moral beliefs onto the upcoming citizens of the empire. These embedded concepts helped to encourage nationality and guide children towards their specific gender roles which would ensure the kingdom’s future success....   [tags: Little House on the Prairie Essays]

Research Papers
2315 words | (6.6 pages) | Preview

The Little Mermaid : Story Analysis

- In most to all folktales and fairy tales there is always someone who wants or needs something and is on a mission to achieve what they desire (Ingwersen). Of course the authors of the stories are not just going to come right out and give them what they want. There are always some complications and test that the character or heroine must pass to achieve their goal. The Little Mermaid short story is a perfect example of this. The little mermaid is on a mission to gain the love of the prince and an eternal soul and she has a series of test that she has to go through in order to achieve that goal....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Love, Short story, Soul]

Better Essays
1330 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

Amos Bronson Alcott

- Amos Bronson Alcott Amos Bronson Alcott was a man of many talents and professions, including, but not limited to, educator, philosopher, conversationalist and poet. He was born on a farm near Wolcott, Connecticut, and formally educated only until he was 13, as his family did not have enough money to educate him any further. His dreams of attending Yale, therefore, died. However, he did continue teaching himself. And never really stopped reading and self-educating. Despite this, he never became very wealthy, and in fact, struggled most of his life to make enough money to support his family....   [tags: Amos Bronson Alcott Transcendental Essays]

Strong Essays
1076 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None) by Agatha Christie

- Ten Little Indians, published as And Then There Were None when it débuted in America brought a wonderful sense of mystery into the life of the American. Written by Agatha Christie, it was published in 1939 as a fiction murder mystery. The story is set on the coast of Devon, England during the thirties. Ten Little Indians is a classic murder mystery, which involves ten unsuspecting average people. While it seems that one of these people would be the main character, everyone is equally important in shaping the story....   [tags: Ten Little Indians]

Good Essays
688 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Why Drinking A Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You

- ... Alcohol is a depressant and thus would cause alterations in a person’s mentality and sleep patterns as experienced by the author. Flax also noted that he felt the emotional weight of regret, (Flax, 2016, p. 2). Here the text and article are again in agreement. As Flax shows, there is a stigma attached to alcoholism that may cause some people to be reluctant to seek assistance. He goes on to state that treatment is now moving toward moderation instead of abstinence, (Flax, 2016, p. 2). The term moderation as it concerns alcohol, means up to one drink a day for women and two for men....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, Wine, Alcoholism]

Better Essays
2115 words | (6 pages) | Preview

The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

- Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes shows a large amount of feminism throughout the play. Lillian intertwines economical independent with feminism several times. Regina Hubbard is constantly the main character involved with the economical independence and feminism. Birdy and Alexandra Hubbard are portrayed for their ability to rise above the oppression that surrounds them during most of the play. Hellman’s portrayal of Regina shows her as the wickedest character. This serves as a foundation to the message that when women are powerless they will do anything to over come it (Friedman 81)....   [tags: The Little Foxes]

Free Essays
1055 words | (3 pages) | Preview

Economic Gains ( Alcott )

- economic gains (Alcott). Prior to colonization many African states relied on agriculture to meet the level of subsistence and selling or trading excess crops. The British did not recognize this type of economic system as a sufficient, alternative method. They did not respect the African’s cultural differences and lifestyles; instead, they saw the lack of technology and modernization as merely unacceptable. Instead of respecting ethnic differences across the continent, the British began to exploit them for their own gain....   [tags: Africa, Colonialism, Sub-Saharan Africa]

Strong Essays
1237 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

The Little Mermaid: Hans Christian Andersen vs Walt Disney

- The Little Mermaid is well known to everyone, but which version is known best. Hans Christian Andersen or Walt Disney, both are very similar mostly because Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid was the most popular version of the story before Walt Disney. Although Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” published in 1837, contains many patronizing nineteenth-century attitudes towards women, a value system that at least acknowledges the legitimacy of femininity shapes the fairytale. Unfortunately, Walt Disney’s 1989 film version of “The Little Mermaid” eliminates the values that affirm femininity in the original story (Trites 145) Walt Disney needed to change his version and many...   [tags: The Little Mermaid Essays]

Strong Essays
2433 words | (7 pages) | Preview

Louisa, Please Come by Shirley Jackson

- “Louisa, Please Come Home,” by Shirley Jackson, is a first-person narrative story that tells the experience of Louisa in the small town of Rockville during the 1950s. The main characters are Louisa Tether, Mrs. Peacock, Carol Tether, Mrs. Tether, Mr. Tether, and Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Tether, Mrs. Peacock, and Paul worked together to solve the problem of Louis running away from home. The main character Louisa Tether is a nineteen-year-old-girl, who is fair-haired, five feet four inches tall, and weights one hundred twenty-six pounds....   [tags: Character Development, Narrative]

Better Essays
902 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough

- An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough   The text written by Dylan Thomas is an interesting semi-autobiographical one, that may seem to be a simple piece of prose at a first glance,  but goes a lot deeper,  by playing with the language,  and cultural peculiarities.       One of the things that distinguishes this text from a lot of his others,  is the fact that it is partially written in a narrative form.  The author takes two roles in this piece of prose.  Some of the time he takes on the role of a narrator,  and is telling the story,  as if he were telling the reader about something that happened to him as a child....   [tags: Extraordinary Little Cough]

Free Essays
1430 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Little Red Riding Hood : Sexual References And Messages

- “Little Red Riding Hood” A Fairy Tale created by adults for adults. The Fairy Tale has sexual themes and messages that come out as you read and tell the fairy tale. Telling little kids the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” when they are not of the age to understand the meaning behind such sexual material has no point to it. The sexual references in Little Red Riding Hood can not be understood by kids nor do parents want to try explaining these sexual references. I bet parents wouldn 't like trying to explained to a six year old kids how in Grimm 's version Red Riding Hood coming out of the wolfs belly is referencing giving birth or how the wolf has sexual desires to Little Red Riding Hood....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Knowledge]

Strong Essays
1512 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

Little Red Riding Hood By Anne Faundez

- ... Student Objectives Students will • Demonstrate the ability to sort words into word families by identifying rimes. • Practice reading words containing the –ing and –ang pattern accurately and fluently • Spell words using –ing or –ang correctly Instructional Plan Materials: • Little Red Riding Hood by Anne Faundez • Manipulatives- Magnetic letters for each child. Each set will include one –ing and one –ang magnet and an assortment of one letters onsets (c, p, m, t, h, l, g, r) and one or two consonant blends (fl, cl) • Teacher-set of the same manipulatives and a pocket chart or board for displaying them....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Vowel]

Better Essays
1001 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

The Little Red Riding Hood By Charles Perrault

- God, Allah, Buddha, Izanagi……these names may be important and divine for some people, but I don’t think there is actually someone who lives above the cloud and watches everything we do. Similarly, I don’t really believe anything that is supernatural. However, I also don’t think one man’s fate can be totally controlled by himself, there are so many things that can decide one person 's life, for example, in Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, if the man who meets the little girl is truly a gentle, handsome young man instead of a wolf, the little girl may have a happy life and receive a lively relationship....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Patient]

Better Essays
1034 words | (3 pages) | Preview

The Power of Carver's Little Things

- The Power of Carver's Little Things      To a reader unfamiliar with his work, Raymond Carver's short story, "Little Things" may seem devoid of all literary devices owning to good writing. Fortunately, these people are mistaken. With his minimalistic style, it is what Carver doesn't write that makes his work so effective. Most of Carver's short stories describe situations that many people could find themselves in and that is why his work is so appealing to readers. They are not restricted to harsh explicative details or over-dramatized language, but are allowed to create their own rationale for the actions of the characters and the consequent results....   [tags: Carver Little Things Essays Papers]

Better Essays
824 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

The Little Rock 9

- • Introduction • The controversial topic of race • "Beyond religion, beyond class, beyond politics and ideology, for centuries race has been the single most controversial question in America’s dialog. Even three years after the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education deemed that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the arrival of the nine black students to the all-white southern school was a threat to white Americans."(Dickerson) • There were over 100 black students who signed up to go to Little Rock Central High, but only 9 ended up there....   [tags: The Little Rock 9]

Free Essays
1310 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

The Little Mermaid By John Alvin

- In 1989, John Alvin created a stunning movie poster for the soon-to-be iconic movie, The Little Mermaid. His visual contains movement and depth that creates a sense of wonder when the viewer looks at the poster. At first the viewer might look at John Alvin’s The Little Mermaid and see a story about a forbidden romance between the two main characters that are artfully rendered in the middle of the poster. However, when looking closer at the visual, the viewer can begin to gather all sorts of messages from John Alvin’s use of symbolic colors to project certain meanings and his placement of specific images to portray sexual attraction....   [tags: Green, Color, The Little Mermaid, Red]

Better Essays
1028 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Fairy Tales By ' Little Red Riding Hood '

- When anyone thinks about a children’s fairy tale the most common ones that can come to mind is “Little Red Riding Hood”. Fairy tales convey a hidden message to children. Like how in “Little Red Riding Hood” the message is to not talk to strangers. Fairy tales have been created to help children understand things in a fun and enjoying way. Not every kid can learn and understand things the same way; it all depends on what they have been taught and exposed to in their life. There is controversy between the way these messages are conveyed to young children, like how in “Little Red Riding Hood” the story ends with Riding Hood and her grandmother being eaten by the wolf which can be frightening to...   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm]

Better Essays
1021 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Essay on What Dreams May Come

- What Dreams May Come When mortality is contemplated, issues of life, death, and the hereafter are usually the first of a myriad of topics to spontaneously arise as if they are from the dark depths of a person's soul. I believe that this is most eloquently stated by Hamlet: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. (III. i.) This passage served as inspiration for Richard Matheson, the author of the novel, What Dreams May Come....   [tags: What Dreams May Come]

Free Essays
698 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Louisa, Please Come Home by Shirley Jackson

- “Louisa, Please Come Home,” by Shirley Jackson, is a first-person narrative story that tells the experience of Louisa in the small town of Rockville during the 1950s. The main characters are Louisa Tether, Mrs. Peacock, Carol Tether, Mrs. Tether, Mr. Tether, and Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Tether, Mrs. Peacock, and Paul work together to solve the problem of Louisa runs away from home. Throughout the story, Shirley Jackson shows the life of Louisa, and ultimately, aspects of this character’s personality shine....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Character Development]

Better Essays
896 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

- Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives....   [tags: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Essays]

Free Essays
1977 words | (5.6 pages) | Preview

I Am A Little Girl

- ... Since this was my first conference that I was dragged to, I had no idea what to expect. As we entered the library there were these huge metal book shelves that were on wheels that were opened with all kinds of books in them. My mom explained to me that it was called a book fair, and that you could buy books and other little items such as pencils and book markers there. She told me to stay there and look around and watch my sister while they went in and spoke with my teacher. Within the first five minutes of my parents being gone I was already bored, and my sister had run to some books that caught her attention with Barney on the cover....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Little Golden Books, Family]

Better Essays
1086 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of Disney 's ' The Little Mermaid '

- ... Ariel goes against every norm imaginable to be with this man on land; nonetheless, she is a sexualized Disney princess, even though in she is only sixteen years old. In the film she is seen with curves, long red hair, a shell top that looks like a bikini. Her curves and long flowing hair represent her feminine beauty. Because Ariel sacrifices her voice to pursue this stranger, the only thing she has left is her body, which she uses her to attract him into falling in love with her. In The Atlantic Lekina Cruz writes about male’s perceptions of Ariel....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, The Little Mermaid]

Better Essays
1168 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

New Meaning to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood

- New Meaning to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood   There is more to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood than meets the eye, or perhaps that is exactly where the analysis comes into play because the formalistic approach of analyzing literature consists of looking at a piece of literature and stating what is obviously there. The formalistic approach does give the work a deeper meaning than it first had, but the details are usually plain and easily noticeable. Generally they are very obvious, thus easily overlooked....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

Free Essays
792 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood

- A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood Sigmund Freud, the key developer of the psychoanalytical approach to the human mind, created a theory that can explain the driving force behind all forms of human life. In his theories he uses the desire for sexual pleasure as one of those driving forces, but very often, according to Freud, those desires are not met, weather they are through the actual event of receiving pleasure or through some alternate form of dispersing the energy that the desire builds....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

Better Essays
603 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

Psychological Approach to Little Red Riding Hood

- Psychological Approach to “Little Red Riding Hood”       By looking at Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood you can apply the three Freudian zones of the psychological approach to the poem, which are the id, superego, and ego. The three Freudian zones allow the reader to look at different aspects that is believed to rule our lives.  Each zone has a different meaning that interrelates with the other.  Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood has lots of evidence that gives clues to what the main character may have been proposing to her mother....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

Better Essays
742 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Louisa May Alcott Little Women"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>