Question: English & Literature

Discuss the role that wealth and poverty play in the novel, Little Woman, by Alcott.

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In Little Women, the role of wealth and poverty is a central theme. In fact, the novel opens with the girls bemoaning the fact that they don't have the means to have a lavish Christmas. However, as the story unfolds the reader realizes that though the Marches are poor, they are not as bad off as others living nearby. The disparity between the haves and the have nots is embodied in the juxtaposition of the March family to the Laurence family.

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