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Exposition of Little Women
Transcript of Exposition of Little Women
Honors English 10 About the Author... Historical Backround Civil War era; 1800's
Women's role in society Genre Exposition Born In Germantown Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832
2nd of four sisters
Studied with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker poverty; held several jobswent to Washington D.C to work as a nurse during the Civil War
Influenced later novels
success as a writer Died March 6, 1888 Didactic: A class of work intended to teach a lesson Romantic: Coming-of-Age story: Childrens Literature young person's transition from childhood to adulthood when a plot revolves around the love between two characters (protagonists) for children from birth to adolescence, covering topics of relevance and interests to children of those ages, through prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Feminism Jo's constant desire to wear the attire of men Chronological Dramatic or Progressive Plot: a chronological structure which first establishes the setting and conflict, then follows the rising action through to a climax (the peak of the action and turning point), and concludes with a denouement (a wrapping up of loose ends).
Episodic Plot: a chronological structure that consists of a series of loosely related incidents, usually of chapter length, tied together by a common theme and/or characters. Setting New England (Massachusetts area) at the girls' home
during and after the Civil War Quotes about the setting Literal Plot Four sisters in New England who are dealing with poverty. "Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented" (54) Dad in the Civil War Introduction to the Marches, their hobbies, morals, etc. “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.” (98) “Laurie, you're an angel! How shall I ever thank you? "Fly at me again. I rather liked it," said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.” (225) Laurie "I'll try and be what he loves to call me, 'a little woman,' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else," said Jo, thinking that keeping her temper at home was a much harder task than facing a rebel or two down South." (12-13) Characters Josephine "Jo" March Margaret "Meg" March Elizabeth "Beth" March Amy March Marmee March Mr. March Theodore "Laurie" Laurence Mr. Laurence Mr. Brooke Hannah Aunt March Frederick Bhaer Mrs. Kirke Kate Vaughn Sallie Gardiner The Hummels Works Cited Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. New York: Dell
Yearling, 1987. Print. SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on Little Women.”
SparkNotes LLC. 2002. Web. 3 May 2013. "...we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters who sat knitting quietly away in the twilight while the December snow fell quietly without and the fire crackled cheerfully within." (6) "