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Jo's Increasing Maturity in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

Summary: In her novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott used many elements to show how Jo, the protagonist of the story, matured in her thinking and behavior throughout the story as she struggled to find herself. The ways in which Jo showed maturity include her view of men, her demand for independence, and her sense of realism in her views of herself and of others. The changes in Jo's style, attitude, and outlook on life helps the reader to see the degree to which the the influence of family and friends is important in one's life.
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is an excellent novel portraying the lives of four young girls as they make the transition from adolescence into adulthood. Alcott used many elements to show how Jo, the protagonist of the story, matured in her thinking and behavior throughout the story. Jo's style, attitude, and outlook on life are changed by the end of the story, which helps the reader to see how important the influence of family and friends is in one's life.

One way in which Jo showed increasing maturity is in her view of the opposite sex. In the beginning of the book, Jo was a complete tomboy, wanting nothing to interfere with her writing. After meeting Laurie, her next door neighbor, Jo began to feel an attraction to him, but still remained only friends. When Laurie went off to college...

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