Jo wasn’t a heroine; she was only a struggling human girl, like hundreds of others, and she just acted out her nature, being sad, cross, listless or energetic, as the mood suggested. It’s highly virtuous to say we’ll be good, but we can’t do it all at once, and it takes a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together, before some of us even get our feet set in the right way.
This is an old photo, but since it’s all over the internet anyway, I thought I might as well tell everyone the story behind it! I painted my stairs a few years ago, and put all my favorite books on it. My father said that if I was going to paint the stairs, he got to choose a book to put there. Hence, Wealth of Nations. Since I posted it on reddit, it has been thousands of times, and is all over tumblr, pintrest, facebook, and dozens of other crafting sites!
Meg’s high-heeled slippers were dreadfully tight, and hurt her, though she would not own it; and Jo’s nineteen hair-pins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable; but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful work inside your mind, your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage.
Reading Little Women, and i must say i love the character of Amy.
She is immature but she’s only 12 and she has a kind heart, she will grow.
I ship also Laurie/Amy , don’t get the hate for the pairing, i’ve read things…like hating “little women” just because their fav pairing (JoLaurie) didn’t happened…WHAT? you hate a book because of shipping??? Just because the pairing you made up in your mind didn’t happen?? CRAZY, and immature, much more immature than Amy.
Some people are still wondering why JoLarie didn’t happened, well you know, to make a pair you need two, and Jo didn’t love Lourie that way, for her he was a friend and a brother, it’s so difficult to get it? Do you say yes to any boys you get along with? No of course- if they respect Jo character the way they say they should respect her decision.
Jo March - I’m ugly and awkward and I always say the wrong things. I fly around throwing away perfectly good marriage proposals. I love our home, but I’m just so fitful and I can’t stand being here! I’m sorry, I’m sorry Marmee. There’s just something really wrong with me. I want to change, but I - I can’t. And I just know I’ll never fit in anywhere.
Marmee March: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and - and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.