Essays Tagged: "Little Women"

A Biographical View of "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

A Biographical Interpretation of Little WomenThe novel, Little Women, is an accurate symbol of nineteenth century ideals; however it ... the novel itself, it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction. The main characters found in Little Women are clearly based upon Alcott and her family; moreover, the maternal instincts and inte ... themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women" (232). Alcott's feelings of guilt and remorse for not being all that her father wanted ...

(7 pages) 56 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A View of Women in the Writings of Louisa May Alcott.

male "ideal." In this paper I have analyzed Alcott's view of woman in three of her acclaimed works: Little Women, "A Whisperer in the Dark," and Behind A Mask.Due to strong Protestant influences, nine ... d as to what their status was in this society (Stern, Biography, p. 76). Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women, tries to illustrate a favorable portrait of the upstanding lives that four young girls ...

(9 pages) 82 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Angel in the House: Gladys in "A Modern Mephistopheles" by Louisa May Alcott

el for a few weeks to write A Modern Mephistopheles, a gothic thriller that was a major change from Little Women and her other youth books that Alcott called "moral pap for the young" (Strickland, 1). ...

(6 pages) 21 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Louisa May Alcott

t fiction, is one of the most prominent writers of juvenile fiction today. Her biggest success was "Little Women" a series of novels captured perfectly the ideals and values of middle class domestic l ... , told her he wanted a "girl's story" from her. Two and a half months results later the result was "little women" a novel based on her experiences as a child. It was a big hit and sold more than 2,000 ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.7 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Louisa May Alcott

out the world.Louisa was born November 29, 1832 at a hospital in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Like her Little Women classics, she had three sisters. She grew up in a Transcendentalist home that gave life ... view. She did in 1868, Louisa published one of the most famous self reflective novel ever written, Little Women. It was so popular, customers begged for a second volume. A year later she published Go ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Women after 1850

ddle-class girls in England or America, in need of cash, might sell their hair, as Jo March did in "Little Women".In 1876 The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine announced that the use of false hair was ... as domestic servants or assistants in workshops or retail stores was no doubt common, but there is little direct evidence to explain which women did this work or what their conditions of employment w ...

(9 pages) 86 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


process is often affected by time, experiences and knowledge. The focus text I have decided upon it Little Women and it is complimented the Robert frost poem "out - out", the short story, The Death of ... ent personas have to deal with experiences in their lives that have made them change.My focus text "Little Woman" is a movie set in the 19th century. Changing self can be represented through the chara ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Little Woman

BOOK REPORT In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in "response to a publisher's request for a 'girl's book'". Louisa wrote this book by c ... ned, like when one of the sisters, Beth, dies. By the end of the book, they really have turned from little women into real women.Jo was the second oldest of the four sisters. Her birth name was Joseph ... gh tough times, but perseverance and a good attitude will fend off the blows life delivers everyday.Little Women is definitely a classic that will continue on through the ages. Everyone should read th ...

(4 pages) 341 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pre-teen Fashion And The Role Of Women In Society

t protective shield of innocence is breaking open fast. Young girls are not being made into "˜little women' but "˜little tramps' would be an appropriate word to use. Cosmetic companies are ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Patriarchy In Little Women

wer." So basically men control the population and women must adhere to there commands. In the movie Little Women, directed by Gillian Armstrong, the patriarchy is in full effect in numerous ways such ... t a women does shall not be discussed and anything about a women should be left to her. Contrary to Little Women, "The Birthmark" written by Nathaniel Hawthorne has a patriarchy, but is displayed in d ...

(4 pages) 10 0 5.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is a very interesting and moving novel with many wonderful characters. My favori ... her, and the rest of her family.Work Cited Alcott, Louisa May with introduction by Cheever, Susan. "Little Women." 2000 Modern Library Paperback Edition. Modern Library, New York, N.Y. 10171.

(3 pages) 12 0 1.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Changing Of The Times

ke care of their husbands - expectations that are mirrored in books such as Pride and Prejudice and Little Women. These two classics which include this same theme remain bestsellers - showing that tho ... and successful and possibly offers her the utmost happiness whether now or then. In Alcott's Little Women, the main character Jo March is gifted with the ability to write and even makes a livin ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


n and some men to help create her installation. These volunteers provided these services doing what little women could do at the time; sew, sculpt, socialise and entertain. The use of the collective o ...

(9 pages) 82 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Little Women by Louisa Alcott and Persuasion by Jane Austen

Both Persuasion by Jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott tell stories of families of sisters in the nineteenth-century in E ... e can compare the charaters from one novel to the next. To begin with one of the main characters in Little Women Jo March, can compare to Persuasions main character Anne Elliot. They both are the seco ... nt difference. Jo March is a tomboy and Anne Elliot is beautiful. Furthermore, the oldest sister in Little Women, Meg March can compare to the older sister in Persuasion Elizabeth Elliot in which a wa ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

sally benson

extreme stereotype of the women from the late 1800's to early 1900's. Penny WAS the definition of "Little Women". She was small in stature and in mind. Throughout the story, she is referred to as "ti ... king comments like "It's all very well for you to talk" "Your feet are decent size, not disgraceful little Chinese feet like mine." I believe in the back of her mind she subconsciously was disgraced d ...

(7 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Little Women: Louisa May Alcott

s and experiences on paper, authors express their emotions and convey a message to the readers. The Little Women by Louisa May Alcott addressed how women had to deal with social expectations in the 19 ... ies of the century and depicts how it changes throughout the years. In fact, in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, the author's life, the environment where she lived in, and the world at the time have ...

(11 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies