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Little Women - Part 1: Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 18 Summary

It doesn't take long for Laurie to realize that Jo has a secret of some sort, and he is desperate to drag it out of her. He is able to learn that the secret involves Meg and Mr. Brooke, and decides to play a prank to get back at Jo for not sharing her secret.

Laurie writes a note allegedly from Mr. Brooke to Meg. Meg responds and Laurie sends another in the name of Mr. Brooke. When this note arrives, Meg recognizes the prank and is deeply embarrassed. Mrs. March seeks to sort the whole mess out and confronts Laurie, who apologizes sincerely to both girls. Because of the prank, Meg learns of Mr. Brooke's intentions.

Part 1: Chapter 18 Analysis

This chapter reminds us again of the differences in the sisters. Meg is very concerned with social status and the perceptions of other people. She...

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