Little Women

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“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”—Lao Tzu. Those who listen to what other people think about them, will always be a little afraid, vulnerable, and be willing to do anything anyone asks them to do. However, in both “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Little Women”, we see the opposite; we see two characters that don’t care what other people think about them. In “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” there is a well-respected and reputable young boy named Huckleberry who acts like the tough guy in town and that others look up to. He is the type of child that those mothers who over care about their precious little babies don’t want their children to hang out with. However, this doesn’t stop the adventurous Tom…show more content…
In “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” it states,” Huckleberry was cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town, because he was idle and lawless and vulgar and bad…He slept on doorsteps in fine weather and in empty hogsheads in wet; he did not have to go to school or to church, or call any being master or obey anybody….” This tells us how Huckleberry felt about those strict mothers who drilled the fact that Huckleberry was a bad influence and that they ought to do better with their lives. However, Huckleberry did not mind because others opinions never affected him. Now in “Little Women” Meg states,” You are old enough to leave your boyish tricks, and to behave better, Josephine. It didn’t matter so much when you were a little girl, but now you are so tall, and turn up your hair, you should remember that you are a young lady.” Then Jo states,” I’m not! And if turning my hair up makes me one, I’ll wear it in two tails till I’m twenty.” This proves to us that Jo also does not care about others opinions because when Meg told Jo that she is a young lady, Jo did not consider her opinion, but instead said to herself that she would always be a…show more content…
That proves that she has a family that cares about her and wants the best for her which is why they don’t let her do whatever she wants to do like Huckleberry can. Huckleberry is a rebel because he is not willing to obey to anybody’s rules and does whatever he wants which is harming him and his future. However, Jo’s family doesn’t want her to turn into a rebel or be a tomboy which is why Meg tried to remind her that she is a young lady because after all if she is not disciplined then she will end up doing what Huckleberry wants all the children to do. Even though Jo might be angry with Meg as she is overprotective, at the end of the day, she won’t be anybody’s
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