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Little Women - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 25 Summary

Chapter 25 brings us up to current as to life at the Dovecote. John and Meg have moved beyond the idealism of the first weeks of marriage. They have their first major disagreement over an incident involving jam that Meg tries to make unsuccessfully and an unexpected dinner guest. Both must choose to forgive and to move toward each other rather than retreat into their own corners.

After a year of marriage, the Brookes are blessed not once, but twice when Meg gives birth to twins. The boy and girl are called Demi and Daisy.

Part 2: Chapter 25 Analysis

Once again, Alcott touches on the theme of gender roles. We see John and Meg trying to excel as an excellent husband/provider and wife/caretaker. They quickly fall short of the ideal, but have the grace to be gentle and flexible with each other. They practice the...

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