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Little Women - Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

Meg has been invited to spend two weeks with Annie Moffat. The chapter opens with all of the sisters helping Meg prepare for the occasion. As the days at the Moffat's pass with shopping and social events, Meg becomes increasingly envious of the fine clothes and accessories the other girls have. When flowers arrive from Laurie, the other girls assume that Mrs. March is trying to arrange a match between Meg and the wealthy young Laurence boy.

The other girls feel sorry for Meg and offer to dress her properly for a big party. Mrs. Moffat invites Laurie to attend the party as a compliment to Meg. Laurie barely recognizes Meg in all her "fuss and feathers" and makes it clear he likes the simple Meg much better. He also reminds Meg that her mother would disapprove of her flirting and champagne drinking...

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