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Little Women - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 39 Summary

Amy and Laurie begin to unpack and settle into the Laurence family home. Laurie announces that he intends to go into business to "prove he is not spoiled." Amy's first intention is to be a good wife to Laurie. Amy and Laurie dream together or how they might use their wealth to help others.

Amy and Laurie realize that Professor Bhaer is intending to ask Jo to marry him. When Laurie assures Amy that he would be very happy to see Jo marry the professor, Amy puts to rest her last insecurities about her husband's affection.

Part 2: Chapter 39 Analysis

The ongoing theme of poverty is explored from a slightly different angle. Amy, who once had little, now has much. As she and Laurie discuss Jo's impending match, Amy ironically finds herself saying that a woman should never marry for money. She believes Jo...

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