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Louisa May Alcott - 599 words
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, PA, on Nov. 29, 1832, and she was the second daughter of Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott. She had an older sister Anna and two younger sisters Elizabeth and May. The family moved to Boston, MA in 1834, where her father set up an experimental school that failed because of the lack of students. Since the Alcotts were relatively poor, Ralph Waldo Emerson financially supported them while they moved to Concord, MA. Amos and Abigail were both progressive educators and part of the Transcendental Movement in America so they instructed Louisa and her three sisters in this progressive educational style. Her father advised Louisa to keep a journal. She bega ...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience - 1,428 words
... s House. After leaving the Customs House, Hawthorne published the novel The Scarlet Letter. In the introduction to the novel, Hawthorne dedicated two paragraphs to express his contempt of the town of Salem. Although this angered many Salemites, the book became very popular, even with many Salemites. According to John Clendenning, The novel is controlled by a single idea the suffering that results from sin(114). In the book, Hawthorne reveals that in Puritan New England, a sinner was not necessarily physically isolated, but socially isolated. This isolation led to the suffering of Hester Prynne. This romance can be easily felt by its audience as well as understood. We sympathize with Hes ...
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The Inheritance - 1,016 words
The Inheritance is a beautiful story book tale spun with all the irony and innocence of Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Written by Louisa May Alcott, at age seventeen, it presents one of the only classics created by a teenager. Although some may only read this novel due to the popularity of the author and her other works, many will be pleasantly surprised at the talent contained in the pages. This talent in Alcotts The Inheritance is manifested in the areas of character, theme, and irony. Character is such an important part of a novel because a character can influence so much of what a reader thinks and feels. Edith Adelon, is a poor orphan living as a companion to a rich girl, Amy Hamilton, ...
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Critical Analysis Of The Themes In "little Women" - 463 words
Little Women is a book in which the author, Louisa May Alcott, tries to instruct the reader through each of the girls mistakes and lessons. The characters try to teach each other helpful lessons about life, virtue, and morality. This in return teaches the reader, which Alcott intended this novel to do. Growing up in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century, the March girls are torn with their father away at war. Each girl strives to better herself by trying to get rid of faults. They strive to be good, which is different in each girls eyes. Beth believes that being good means to not be as shy. Meg has a weakness for luxury and leisure. Jo vows to become more of a girl while still acting as th ...
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Transcandentalism - 1,867 words
Mark Twain was a catalyst for the American education reform movement and the social changes that it brought. By writing in a style that the common man could relate to, he opened a nations eyes to problems, within the nation, that may have gone undetected. Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, which was two months sooner than expected. At this time Missouri was a slave holding state. However, Twain's father, a local storeowner, was against slavery in all forms and instilled this belief in his son at a young age. Twain 's hometown was small. He describe it as having two main roads only 100 yards long with a population of no more than 50 peopl ...
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Little Woman - 1,467 words
by Louisa May Alcott This book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It in a town in New England in the 1800's. It about a family and the girls growing up during the 1800's and the things they have to face. The growing pains that all girls have to go through even now. This was a very sad book at the end when Beth dies. The four main characters are Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth the story centers around the four girls and the life they have during the time they are growing up. Marmee the girls mother is another main character because she is always supporting them in every decision and helping them to make through bad times even when they did not get anything for Christmas. The setting was in New Engla ...
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