Yes, yes I AM a grownass man reading this, but I m not ashamed I also read the Twilight sa ha ha ga a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember Some rules simply do not apply.
What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama and embrace the cut outs fat trimmed out of the Winona Ryder film I was on the hunt for all the new ha stuff that the regular person, well informed of the plot involving four young girls growing up or in the case of Beth, not never even knew existed But it seems that the film did a great job not adding many scenes than direly needed like the Byrne Ryder night at the opera scene it explains why she doesn t choose Laurie after all nor taking indispensable scenes from the century and a half old novel to the cutting room floor Alas, there s a good reason why Entertainment Weekly once decreed that the film was a great comfort to all post 911 victims The story has no great battles to speak of no violence, no terrible disasters The minutiae is symbolic of fragile domestic existences important and very fun to read about this coming from a Bridget and Carrie Bradshaw fan of course Little Women is at its core all about Old School American values, such as temperance, forgiveness, hard work It has astute lessons aplenty to rival even old Aesopus himself Laurie and Amy have the best lines, and there are plenty of groans amidst cute vignettes and harsh but necessary life lessons for Americans and non alike This is relevant today, so than On the Road or other so called quintessential American classics that s a genuine PLUS This one stands as outstanding soap opera theatrics woven intelligently with American history herself Good stuff, like a wise mentor of American Lit would say Also, mega appropriate for the season Don t try to make me grow up before my timeThe March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common love Their love for their mother and father, their love for adventure and for each other unites them in this troubled time.
The Civil War is afoot and all the sisters can do is think about their father away and in battle Their mother tries to distract them but often she can barely distract herself Jo, a radical tomboy and aspiring author rallies her family with her amusing plays and scribbles I like good strong words that mean somethingMeg, the beautiful sister, often puts her family first and holds them together when her mother cannot You don t need scores of suitors You need only one if he s the right one.
Amy, the youngest, was spoiled as a child and oh my, it shows But even she can rally when life looks darkest I d rather take coffee than compliments just now.
Beth, sweet and good natured, valiantly cheers on her sisters but her frail health often keeps her at the sidelines There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping The sisters must face hardships their New England home They must face things that they never would have thought possible.
But, even in the darkest of times, they will have each other.
And that is most important of all Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.
This is probably my fifth or sixth time through and yes, I am totally going to read it again There s just something about this book that s absolutely gorgeous andtimeless.
I love the sisters and their relationships with each other I see so much of myself and my cousins with their day to day interactions.
Jo, the darling, is the perfect mix of strength and fear Watching her grow from a brash girl to confident young woman just makes my heart happy You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.
And the message of the book Ahh My heart So full.
It often feels like the messages from books in the mid 1800s are saccharine sweet or so heavy handed with their themes that they re ridiculous Just look at the later Anne of Green Gables if you d like an example But this one had just the right mixture of loving family religion life lessons It was beautifully balanced Be worthy love, and love will come.
That being said, I do absolutely hate that view spoiler Beth has to die hide spoiler