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Little Women

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

    Little Women

    "Little Women" is a book written by Luisa May Alcott in 1868. Most people consider it to be a "girl's book", but I think that everyone can learn some valuable life lessons from this book. The story is about four young girls Meg, Joe, Beth and Amy who live with their mother, and struggle against poverty, while their father is serving as a doctor in the Civil War. At the beginning of the novel they are all young and innocent, unprepared to face the reality, but as the story continues they learn the hard way that life is not a fairy tale.
    Joe is one the sisters and also the main character of the novel, who has to face many obstacles in life: saying goodbye to her older sister when she gets married, coping with the death of her younger sister Beth and struggling to become someone in this world through writing. She has a unique personality, yet she has many things in common with us. Even though she is the rebel of the family, she has a nice heart and cares about the others.
    Another important character in the novel is Mrs. March, the mother of the girls. Since Mr. March is not there to support the family, they do not have the money that they had before. Mrs. March knows how her daughters feel about this and she makes sure that even though they are struggling economically the girls do not complain about anything. She is that kind of a person who would sacrifice herself for other people. Mrs. March is a wonderful mother, who provides wisdom and advice for her children and leads then through the narrow path of happiness.
    This book is not only fun to read but also provides you with words of wisdom about life. I learned a lot by reading "Little Women" and I am really happy that I had the chance to read such a wonderful book. By reading this book I learned to important things: the role of the family in someone's life and no matter how difficult the situation may look you should never give up. The family plays a vital role for everyone, because it is always there to support you or pick you up if you fall. I find it really hard to get through life without the love and the support of my family. Perseverance is also and other important thing if you need to succeed in life, seeing Joe struggling with her writing but succeeding at the end because she never gave up motivates you to do the same thing.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Book/DVD

    This book is one of my favorite classic stories. Also, this movie version staring Winnona Rider is my favorite rendition. I strongly recommend buying the combo of the movie and book. What a great buy for your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Prefer the 1949 and 1933 Versions But This is Good Too!

    I loved Louisa May Alcott's book and I have seen three movie adaptations of the book and while I prefer the 1949 version with June Allyson and the 1933 version with Katharine Hepburn I liked this too. It's not entirely faithful to the book but does have the spirit of the book and has a good cast, especially Susan Sarandan, Gabriel Byrne, Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst and I like that in this movie they made Amy the youngest because she was the youngest of the girls in the book and the older movies made Beth younger than Amy and I liked how they got it right in this version and I have to assume that reviwers who compained that Amy was younger than Beth in this version must not have read Louisa May Alcott's book and only saw the older movie versions because if they had read the book they would know that Amy is supposed to be younger than Beth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Little Women movie

    This movie is one of those feel good dramas that make you all warm inside. It's a nice movie to a good book and Winona Ryder does a good job portraying Jo March, one of the March sisters. Her mother and sisters go through some events but learn something from it. Entertaining film none the less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I can't believe my reaction to this movie!

    What can I say? I actually cried at the end of this movie. I always wanted to grow up in a house with many sisters as my mother did and this film gave me all the feelings and emotions of a household full of women. There was joy, anger, happiness, etc. There was pain and sadness as well as laughter! Winona Ryder was excellent as was all the other sisters! Watch this on a rainy day with some popcorn and tissue! A great movie and an absolutely greater cast! Bravo to you all!

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