SMALL WOMEN AND FEMALE ACTIVISM – Louisa May Alcott: Novels to open up to dialogue, through the meaning of natural forms

When feminist identity is behind the mask of a small woman

Concord’s historic sites and buildings provide goals for lots of walks, drives and bike rides. Your 2-hour Concord walking tour, takes you from central Monument Square on a walk through for 5.2 miles (8.4 km), ending at Monument Square. A 10- to 15-minute walk northeast brings you to Authors Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, resting-place of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Little Women author.

Together with teamwork and work ethic, her concept of female unity grew in the educational realism of the mother. She lived in very difficult economic conditions, according to her father’s transcendentalist ideals. Second daughter of a large family, Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown (Pennsylvania) on a November day, in 1832. For two years, her family had moved to Utopiah Fruitlands, but after that experience, they preferred to buy a cottage in Concord, a city in Massachussets.

Due to the difficult financial situation of the family, Louisa May Alcott worked as a tailor, housekeeper and teacher, also going to do the writing activity, drawing inspiration from the sisters Brontë and Goethe. Sensitive to women’s rights, she published Flower Fables. He supported the movement for the abolition of slavery and the right to vote for women. During the American Civil War, she served as a volunteer nurse, contracting typhus. Her instinctive faith in work emerged in the novel Work: A Story of Experience.

She had become a supporter of the abolition of slavery and a feminist, starting to write articles and short essays for a monthly magazine. Her book Tales from the hospital obtained good critical reviews and literary success. Louisa May Alcott‘s short stories have commercial success, becoming literary models for their readers. Little women, her great literary success, told the story of the American family and four sisters looking for a dignified life. She had become an abolitionist after being rescued by a black boy, who saved her from drowning in a pond full of frogs. After the death of her mother and younger sister, she adopted her granddaughter Louisa May Nieriker. After visiting her dying father, Louisa May Alcott died on a March day in 1888, leaving us over three hundred literary works.

She awaits you in Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, along with Hawthorne, Thoureau and Emerson. Go there, and remember one of her poems: DO NOT DRIVE ME AWAY – Do not drive me away, but hear what I say. Bad men want the gold. They will steal it to-night, and you must take flight. So be quiet, busy, and bold. Slip away with me, and you will see what a wise little thing am I. For the road, I show no man can know, since it is up in the pathless sky.

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