Hooper, Elise Writing Styles in The Other Alcott

Hooper, Elise
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Point of View

Hooper writes the novel from May Alcott’s third person perspective. She writes from this perspective to give the reader May’s insight and point of view, while also providing a more objective analysis. Hooper models this perspective off of Little Women, which is also written in the third person perspective of mostly Jo March, the character modeled after Louisa May Alcott herself. As she wants to feature the other Alcott sister, May, she employs a similar technique except with May’s third person perspective instead of Jo’s or Louisa’s. As Jo feels wanderlust, ambition, yet the pressures of family life in Little Women, so does May in The Other Alcott.

Hooper also includes letters throughout the novel written from the first person perspective. Some of the letters are written from May’s first person perspective, but she also writes letters from Louisa...

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