“As a child, my hero was Jo March. But as an adult, it’s Louisa May Alcott.”
Now, the movie has received critical acclaim and Oscar nominations. The movie opened with a quote from Alcott which is "I had lots of troubles; so i write jolly tales." When one look closer to the Little Women tale, you could tell that Alcott's childhood was much similar to Jo March's. The Alcotts settled in Massachusetts right after New England just like the fictional March family. Alcott was the second daughter in her family just like Jo March.
Alcott's poverty upbringing inspired her as a writer. She worked several jobs, including a maid,governess teacher,and a seamstress. After work,she would write tirelessly. In Alcott's ending of Little Women, Gerwig state in the New York Times:
“Jo should have remained a literary spinster. I didn’t dare refuse and out of perversity went and made a funny match for her.” Jo’s marriage, which was originally written in the back half of the book in a sequel called Good Wives, was written because readers in the 1860s could not understand that a woman wouldn’t marry. In real life, Alcott herself never married.
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