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The characterization of jo march and the lasting impact of little women

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ELA Middle School High ELL

The Lasting Legacy of 'Little Women'

When Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” at the request of her publisher it became an instant hit. The story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March, still inspires young women nearly 150 years later. What do these four women represent? How can we understand Jo’s independence in the context of her era? And how does the novel reflect and differ from the life of its author Louisa May Alcott? Listen to learn more about the lasting legacy of “Little Women.”

Gender Fiction American Literature Women's Rights

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AIR DATE: 06/09/2008

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