Invincible Louisa Topics for Discussion

Cornelia Lynde Meigs
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1. Louisa's family moves twenty-nine times in twenty-eight years. Considering that the Alcotts repeatedly return to homes or areas they already have lived in, are these moves prudent?

2. Invincible Louisa focuses on the positive aspects of Louisa's temperamental personality. Why do you think Meigs chose this focus?

3. When Louisa is in Washington, D.C., deathly ill with typhoid fever, her father decides not to bring her home against her will. Why does he allow her to remain in an unclean, infectious atmosphere?

4. Ralph Waldo Emerson tells Louisa that her "father might have talked with Plato." What does he mean by this comment?

5. The members of the Alcott family are abolitionists who choose to conceal runaway slaves, an illegal undertaking. Are they justified in breaking the law?

6. When Louisa takes a job as caretaker for an invalid and then realizes the position has been misrepresented, she...

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