"Louisa May Alcott" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Little Women

    from the early 1870s Author(s) Louisa May Alcott Country United States Language English Genre(s) Coming of Age Publisher Roberts Brothers Publication date 1868 (1st volume) 1869 (2nd volume) Media type Print Followed by Little Men Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). The book was written and set in the Alcott family home‚ Orchard House‚ in Concord‚ Massachusetts

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  • An Old-Fashioned Girl

    In An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott‚ Polly Milton is a simple country girl who journeys to the city to spend a month with her friend‚ Fanny‚ and her family. In the beginning of her stay of her stay‚ she was fascinated by all the pretty things that came with the life Fanny had lived‚ as she had been so used to a basic life in the country. However‚ as the days go by‚ Polly finds herself more and more uncomfortable with the city life and all that comes with it. After what seemed like countless

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  • A Personal Tragedy

    protoplasm and bioplasm” (Phelps 8). She writes a kunstlerroman novel of young woman who has the ability to go far with her artistic talent and looses her inspiration after being married. Another author who tackles similar issues is Louisa May Alcott and her novel “Little Women”. Alcott conveys different perceptions for women and conventions what they must adhere to. Conventions in this retrospect deals with ideology that at a certain age young women give up their what is determined‚ a ‘childhood passion’

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  • Little Women - Transcendentalist Analysis

    Little Women Louisa May Alcott was greatly influenced by the transcendentalists of her time. Transcendentalists believed that humans should pay more attention to their inner beings‚ rather than dawdle on superficial ways of living. In the novel‚ Little Women‚ published in 1868‚ Alcott uses her characters’ ordeals to stress that wealth is not the key to happiness. To begin with‚ it is important to stay genuine and not yearn for material items. Meg‚ the oldest of four sisters‚ attends a party

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  • Comparison of “Little Women” and “Pride and Prejudice”

    and fears‚ the troubles they each go through in life‚ and the strong bond shared between them even though they are all different in their own unique ways. We walk through each daughter ’s struggles in life and how they overcome the pains of life. (Alcott‚ 1994) Characters Mr. March‚ the father is more of a side character as we do not see him much in the story. At the beginning of the story‚ he has already gone off to war. He was a very logical and calm man who gives the right advice at the right

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  • Abuela Invents The Zero, From Little Women By Judith Ortiz-Cofer

    Marmee must have a new pair.’ ’I thought I’d get her some with my dollar‚’ said Beth. ’No‚ I shall!’ cried Amy. ’I’m the oldest‚’ began Meg‚ but Jo cut in with a decided‚ ’I’m the man of the family now Papa is away‚ and I shall provide the slippers’" (Alcott para 2-5). Since the sisters argued over who should buy the slippers‚ they are trying to be Marmee’s favorite. If they wanted to buy slippers for Marmee’s gain‚ it would not matter who bought the slippers. The only thing that would have mattered is

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  • Abuela Invents The Zero Summary

    the family since Meg was born‚ and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant” (Alcott para. 17). Mrs. March is known for being extraordinarily giving and always aiding in people who are in need. Consequently‚ the March sisters saw their mother’s example and followed it. In the text‚ Beth says‚ “‘Let’s each get [Marmee] something for Christmas‚ and not get anything for ourselves’” (Alcott para. 6). The March sisters decide that they would like to give gifts to their mother instead of

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  • Book Report on Little Women

    A Book Report on Little Women Louisa May Alcott Submitted by: Submitted to: asdasda asdasdas I. Title and Author Little Women by Louisa May Alcott II. Characters A. Primary Characters Margaret “Meg” March- Meg is 16 years old and the eldest. She is very pretty‚ with plump and fair skin. She has large eyes‚ soft

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  • Little Women

    loves writing‚ dreaming of being a famous writer and making money to have her family live a better life. She looks like a boy‚ and reacts with impatience to the many limitations placed on women and girls. Her character is based in large part on Louisa May Alcott herself. Beth is thirteen‚ with a shy manner‚ a timid voice‚ and a peaceful expression which was seldom disturbed. She has a close relationship with Jo‚ despite their different personalities. She seemed to live in a happy world of her own

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  • Little Women - a Literary Comparison of Movie and Book

    Karen Petty – Student # 21229141 Advanced Composition Examination 50080500 October 12‚ 2012 Little Women – A Literary Comparison of Movie and Book Little Women” written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868 has been recreated in four television series‚ four made for TV movies‚ and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version made in 1994 featuring such well known actresses as Wynona Ryder as the beloved Jo‚ and Susan Sarandon as Marmee. Rarely does a reader find satisfaction with

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