(Louisa May Alcott)
Not having the material things in life to give, you give richly of yourself. It is when one gives this gift of love
in its' purest form do you reap a true joy of the heart. In the story of Little Women there is a generous flow
of love between the four sisters. Love in this story was also, a learned act of survival taught and shown through
Poverty tends to make or break a persons' spirit; and this book depicts strength and courage in the lives of
this family, hence making them (unbreakable). A father who is off to war, in a time period when a woman is
dependent on her husband for provisions of their home, and whos' shoulder is to be her leaning post. However
this book portrays well, the faithfulness of a wife and a mother as well as her having a role as a servant in her
neighborhood and the community. She possesses many skills that were wisely used and passed them on to
These four sisters have a unique bond, they are humorous, vain, selfish and kind, prideful and humble also
strong and loving. They had a special insight towards one another, that could hurt or show compassion. Their
actions provides the reader of this book an appreciating view of how sisters should and can be in sisterly re-
lationship. Yet, these sisters are far from perfection, just like all families and they do get into the usual alter-
cations with each other and others.
Learning to reach out to others and being receptive when others are reaching out to you is a valued lesson,
and one that this family had to learn, especially when pride stands in the way.
Little Women is a book that allows the reader to journey with a special family through its' good and its' bad
through its' sorrows and its' joys, one to be remembered.