Louisa May Alcott Overview

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Louisa May Alcott Portrayal of Strong WomenBy: Adrienne Joubert

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<ul><li> 1. Louisa may alcott<br />And Her Portrayal of Strong Women in a Male Dominate Society<br />Created By Adrienne Joubert<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Louisa May Alcott History<br />a female American Novelist born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania <br />She had three sisters, a philosopher/teacher for a father, and a loving Mother <br /> 3. Alcotts Inspiration<br />Her family is said to be her primary inspiration for her success in literature and also served as the foundation for her most popular book, Little Women. <br /> 4. Women in Society in the 1800s<br />In early 1800s women were still held to the stereotype of a gentle home supporter<br />War disrupted this structure providing a platform for woman to expand their influence on society<br />By mid 1800s Women's Rights had increased significantly across America, but not all woman progressed<br /> 5. Body of Works<br />Louisa May Alcott wrote:<br />56 poems<br />11 plays<br />Over 200 short stories<br />18 Novels<br />24 collective works<br />Information obtained from: http://philandsusantolbert.com/alcott/lma_wrks.html<br /> 6. Alcotts Literature<br />Her own personal insights and experiences have made all of the stories as real as it could be during a time when the society is dominated by men and women are expected to become mere supporters.<br /> 7. Alcotts Educational History<br /></p> <ul><li>Alcott was educated primarily by her father a well known abolitionist and transcendentalist. </li></ul> <p> 8. Other influential writers and educators of her time such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller also had a hand in her education. 9. Surrounded and educated by these progressive thinkers molded Alcott into a strong woman. </p>