Analysis Of Little Women By Louisa May Alcott And A Celebration Grandfathers
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What shapes an individual’s values? Many people believe that a person’s values are shaped by their life experiences. This can clearly be seen in the characters from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and “A Celebration Grandfathers.” by Rudolfo Anaya. In Little Women ,the March sisters value their family the most. They also value kindness and selflessness. In “A Celebration of Grandfathers,” Rudolfo Anaya also values family and displays kindness and respect towards his grandfather and other elderly people. Both stories demonstrate what people often say about values, one learns what one lives.
In Little Women ,the March sisters learned to be kind and selfless from their life experiences. In chapter 1, the reader can see that Beth, Amy, Jo, and Meg are selfless. When Jo noticed that their mother’s slippers were old and worn out she stated “Marmee must have a new pair.” (Louisa May Alcott). That started an argument over who would get to buy their mother new slippers. They decided they would each buy her a gift for Christmas instead of getting anything for themselves. This was a little more difficult for Amy because she still wanted to buy something for herself. She said, “I’ll get a little bottle of cologne. She likes it, and it won’t cost much, so I’ll have some left to buy my pencils.” (Louisa May Alcott). Meg got Marmee a nice pair of gloves, Jo got her army shoes, Beth got her handkerchiefs, and Amy got her a cheap little bottle of cologne. In Chapter 2, Amy learned to be