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Alyssa (hawkstar) | 73 comments Mod
You can discuss Little Women, one of our March 2010 books, here.

message 2: by VWrulesChick (new)

VWrulesChick wooohoo - finally got the book from the library. Now I just need to study for my exam tomorrow and then start reading it. (hopefully fast) hehehehe

message 3: by VWrulesChick (new)

VWrulesChick I have another 75 pages to read and then I am finished this book.

I have a couple more discussion questions for the group.

Do you find it surprising that once Laurie is rejected by Jo, he falls in love with Amy? Do you feel his characterization is complete and he is acting within the "norm" of the personality Alcott has created for him, or does Alcott simply dispose of him once our heroine rejects him?

What purpose does Beth's death serve? Was Alcott simply making a sentimental novel even more so, or was this a play on morality and philosophy? Do you think Beth was intended to be a Christ figure?

The last two chapters find Jo setting aside her buddingliterary career to run a school with her husband. Why do you think Alcott made her strongest feminine figure sacrifice her own life plans for her husband's?

Alcott was a student of transcendentalism. How and where does this philosophy affect Alcott's writing, plot, and characterization?

Do you believe this is a feminine or a feminist piece of work?

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