Little Women Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Pilgrimage, Traveling, and Journeys
For a stay-at-home novel about private, domestic concerns, Little Women sure is full of traveling, journeys, and pilgrimages, both metaphorical and literal: Jo's trip to New York to experience the...
Several of the characters in Little Women are lovers of music. Beth's only passion is playing the piano and singing, and she reminds old Mr. Laurence of his musical granddaughter who died young. La...
From the thorny red rose that draws Laurie's blood when he tries to pick it to the simple orange blossoms that Meg wears on her wedding day, flowers play a constant but subtle symbolic role in Litt...
Dresses, Gloves, and Clothing
The March sisters are often defined by their clothing and accessories. Jo's tomboyishness comes out in her burned dresses and dirty gloves; Meg and John Brooke's romance is symbolized by one of her...
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