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Little Women - Part 2: Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 37 Summary

Jo now finds herself alone and lost. She misses not only caring for Beth, but Beth's inspiration and encouragement. Mrs. March suggests that Jo try writing again. Jo does eventually write a short story that is published and praised.

When Jo learns that Amy and Laurie are engaged, she is reflective and then happy for the couple. She does begin to experience a new emotion, however. She finds herself longing for a soul mate to share her life with. As she is going through items in her trunk, she finds a note from Professor Bhaer that reads, "Wait for me, my friend. I may be a little late, but I shall surely come."

Part 2: Chapter 37 Analysis

For the first time we see Jo wishing for a companion. She is recognizing the importance of relationships and especially of family. Without Beth to take care...

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