Louisa May Alcott
Character Traits in the beginning
Josephine (Jo) March is an opinionated tomboy that loves literature. All she wants to do is join her father in the war effort.
The oldest of the four sisters, Meg is the typical 19th century girl. She is the only one of the girls that actually remembers being rich. She dreams of the finer things in life and wants to grow up marry her prince charming and move into a large mansion.
Beth is basically the perfect child. She is shy and does what she is told. She loves music and playing the piano.
Amy is the youngest of the four girls. She is the typical spoiled youngest child. She doesn't remember being wealthy at all because she was a baby when they lost their fortune.
The girls' mother puts in many hours at work but still always has time to love and care for her daughters. She also tries to help with the war effort as much as possible. She is always kind and never gets very angry.
He is the March's neighbor who is around the same age as Jo. His grandfather wants him to become a merchant like the rest of the family, but he wants to become a composer.
"I’d have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle—something heroic, or wonderful—that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream." -Jo
The girls are all talking about their dreams and what they want in life. All the others want fancy things, a big house and someone to share it with. All Jo wants is to become a famous writer.
Little Women Movie Trailer (1994)
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"Ill Seen, Ill Said: Inspiring Women: Jo March." Ill Seen, Ill Said: Inspiring Women: Jo March. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2013. <http://seenandsaid.blogspot.com/2010/08/inspiring-women-jo-march.html>.
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Monfried, Lucia, and Louisa May Alcott. Little Women. New York: Baronet /Playmore, 1989. Print.