Navigator Heritage Series: Little Women Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
This story follows the four March girls---Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy---through their lives during and after the Civil War. Through Louisa May Alcott’s seamless writing and detailed descriptions, readers learn about the daily in’s and out’s of life in mid-1900s New England. Their audience shares in the joys, the laughter, the catastrophes, and the sorrow of the March family, getting to know each girl and their family and friends. However, this heartwarming classic is more than a historical tale or a series of moral lessons. Alcott’s style represents a genre of American literature that is both optimistic and realistic. Her style instructs young writers in the use of time and place to create a setting that allows the characters and events to be believable. Alcott also provides future writers with lessons in the development of characters and plot that engage readers emotionally. As the family is pulled together and apart, learn how the March sisters adapt to their new roles and the new experiences that life brings to them.