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Little Women - Part 1: Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 17 Summary

A few days later, Mrs. March visits Beth, who shows her mother the little closet chapel. Marmee is pleased that Amy is learning to seek help daily from God. Amy is wearing a turquoise ring, which Aunt March has recently given her. At first, Marmee objects, saying Amy is too young to wear the ring. Amy says she wishes to wear the ring to remind her not to be vain or selfish.

Jo tells Marmee about the glove of Meg's that Mr. Brooke carries in his pocket. During their time in Washington, Mr. and Mrs. March have grown fond of Mr. Brooke, or John as they call him. They are aware that he loves Meg and would like to court her. Jo is extremely upset by the prospect and begs her mother to forbid it. Mrs. March says that while Meg is very young (only...

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