Louisa May Alcott

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  • Louisa May Alcott Contributions

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    Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was a nineteenth century American author who wrote short stories, novels, and poems. She was a feminist pioneer who believed in the rights for women. She made it clear through her characters in Little Women which is one of her mostly known works till this day. The novel shows women's struggle between family duty and personal growth, the danger of gender stereotyping, the necessity of work, and the importance of being genuine. Louisa May Alcott was born on

  • Contributions Of Louisa May Alcott

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    the more enjoyable"- Louisa May Alcott. There are so many novels that have changed American literature because of their authors. One of which is Louisa May Alcott. Examples of her work consist of Little Women, Hospital Sketches, Little Men, and so many more. These novels all have their own personal story and genre. Although Alcott was raised in poverty, she proved to be an incredibly inspiring American author because of her realism and the variety of her writing. May Alcott was a passionate, driven

  • The Power Of Louisa May Alcott

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    their audience to follow the author’s principles and beliefs. Louisa May Alcott, born in Pennsylvania in 1832, was the type of writer to use her power to influence her lectors’ views on the topics and issues that she was passionate about. Alcott’s father, Amos Bronson Alcott, was a writer, lecturer, and educator, and her mother, Abba May, was a strong-willed and independent woman and bright educator. Her brilliant parents helped Alcott grow to be an intellectual, an independent female, and, as mentioned

  • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

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    Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, was published in 1868 and follows the lives, loves, and troubles of the four March sisters growing up during the American Civil War.1 The novel is loosely based on childhood experiences Alcott shared with her own sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth, who provided the hearts of the novel’s main characters.2 The March sisters illustrate the difficulties of girls growing up in a world that holds certain expectations of the female sex; the story details the journeys the

  • Sojourner Truth And Louisa May Alcott

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    of insignificant quality compared to that of English Literature, and was rarely recognized in the literary world. However, this opinion did eventually change because of the success of some very creative American authors. Sojourner Truth and Louisa May Alcott were two women who not only produced unforgettable works of literature and presented powerful speeches, but also had a monumental impact on American Literature as well as American history. These women represent the unique American spirit because

  • Little Men By Louisa May Alcott

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    Louisa May Alcott is the author of many novels written back in the nineteenth century. Her most successful books, and the books she is most known for is the “Little Women Series”. These books consist of: “Little Women”, “Little Men”, and “Jo’s boys”. In these books Alcott shows the same writing style and each of the different books share the same theme and ideas. In Alcott’s book “Little Men”, (one of the three in the Little Women series) the theme is that nothing is impossible. This theme is supported

  • Louisa May Alcott Research Paper

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    Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father was Bronson Alcott, and her mother was Abigail May. She also had three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May. Alcott began writing at an early age, and the sisters would often act out her stories for their friends. Her father was the one who taught her until 1848, and she studied under family friends, like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She spent most of her childhood in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts

  • Little Women, By Louisa May Alcott

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    Louisa May Alcott was born and raised in Massachusetts from a financially struggling family, which will soon change due to Louisa’s writing talents. Louisa was homeschooled the majority of her childhood, which sparked her writing career. Many of her life experiences influenced her writing but the main one, that got her started, was her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, a philosopher and teacher. As she grew older, she befriended abolitionists, she soon becomes a part of, which greatly influence her later

  • Little Women By Louisa May Alcott

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    novel written in 1868 also known as the 19th century. Louisa May Alcott, the author of the Little women captures values of social class and characteristics of the 19th century that are then reflected in the characters in her book. The characters in the book are written about the actual people in Louisa’s family. Little Women has themes such as coming of age, developing self-knowledge, overcoming personal faults, and female independence. The way Louisa wrote Little Women makes all the women characters

  • Racism In The Brothers, By Louisa May Alcott

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    Louisa May Alcott’s “The Brothers,” highlights the wickedness of slavery and the issue of racial superiority through the depiction of Bob’s story, which is told primarily through the narration of Miss Dane. Through Miss Dane’s interaction with Bob, one can deduce that she is rather complacent in the quest against slavery and does little to break down the racial divide. In addition, Miss Dane claims authority over Bob’s identity right away, which prohibits Bob from attaining a sense of liberty and