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Little Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 31 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 31 Summary

Laurie devotes himself to his final year of study and graduates with honors. When he returns home, the moment Jo has been dreading arrives. Laurie insists that they talk about their future together. He declares his love for her and says he has worked hard to win her love by giving up things she didn't like. Jo does not love Laurie romantically. She wishes she could but she refuses to be dishonest. When Laurie asks Jo if she loves the professor, she says, "I haven't the least idea of loving him or anybody else."

Laurie takes Jo's refusal hard and tells her he will never be able to love anyone else. As he and Mr. Laurence are leaving to travel abroad, Laurie makes one last appeal to Jo, who once again declines.

Part 2: Chapter 31 Analysis

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