Little Women
Cultural Assumption 1

I have been reading the book Little Women and I have found that the cultural assumption is that women are treated like slaves because they are considered unequal compared to men. Alcott shows the assumptions by using the storyline. For example, by reading the book over the last few lessons I have come to notice that the women are treated unfairly compared to the men. I can see this in the way that Jo, the eldest daughter, chooses to go to New York rather than marry Laurie. She must make a choice and can't have both.

Also, the daughters mother, name, is treated as a just housewife. I feel that it is horrible the way the woman are treated and not fair because today I am allowed to have a job and I am allowed to stay at home and do what I want to do and woman don’t have to choose between being a mum or working, they can have both.

The book Little Women is based on Alcott's childhood, Alcott shows this by outlining events which occurred during her life for example, historically during 1869-70's. Alcott is speaking out about the fact that women were not allowed to have jobs during this time as they were expected to behave in a certain way and live every day with a certain standard but Alcott was lucky enough to become a successful author.

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2 years ago
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The cultural assumption being discussed is that women are being treated unequally when compared to men. ("treated like slaves"). It is outlined and the description is quite clear with two examples of the of the assumption. The examples help me understand the cultural assumption and the inclusion of the comparisons between women rights now and back then are nice. I can identify the elements of the novel however I cannot see which particular element was used, unless it was a combination of elements. The cultural assumption has been linked smoothly to the context and yes there are comments and personal views on the time and place the novel was written. I can identify the author's view of the novel. There aren't any similarities that I could find between the novels (Little Women & Catcher In the Rye) as they are of different time periods and LW revolves around the treatment of women whereas CITR focuses more on teenage delinquency in 1950s.

2 years ago
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😁

2 years ago
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😃

2 years ago
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thankyou selena