Today, i have read the book "Little Women" .The deepest feeling is it is simple to be happy!
Happiness is kinship, friendship, health, labor and peace of mind. Having it, people just feel normal.But when losting it, people perhaps will find that it can not be replaced by anything in the world! Ordinary is great!
Every night before going to sleep, I want to carry it to read, lying in the bed, holding it in my hand until falling asleep. The book is still next to me when I wake up the next moring.This is what I want. This is the first book I love so much to read, because I like to look into the past from the childhood, I can find my own shadow, my own growth process. In the book, I can forget the sadness as a child can put it all behind.
This book was written by the United States Louisa · May · Alcott. This book can be regarded as a family biography to read, but it is not about the adults' struggle but the growth of the children, telling them how to become mature from a naive, from vulnerable to suffering, from urgent to patient, from self to others. The book is a lively splash everywhere, the young man's innocence, purity, courage and vision for the future. They are really impressive.
They four characters were completely different. Meg was16, Jo was15, Beth was14 , Amy was12.
Meg was beautiful, attractive.And she envied dress.She did tuloring to help the family.
Joe had a eautiful hair, and she was always running around in circles and had a strong personality.Though she often maked things worse, had a bad temper and did something like a boy,she was sincere.She loved writing and she helped family by doing nursing.
Beth,loved by most people, was very cute and shy.She was very quiet and never be angry. There was no wonder that we all call her "little baby." She liked to curl up in her own happy world.And only when she met people she trust in,she would be pulled out timid.Se was very sympathetic to the dolls,and she treated them as small baby by helping them make up new clothes.At the same time,she loved playing the piano. She was very easy to satisfy.
Amy, was the smallest among their four,looked like a young lady.She wanted o be an artist and become the world's greatest master.
Lawrence was 16 years old.he lost his parent when he was a little boy.He was brought up by his grandfather.Not willing to lost his grandson,Mr Lawrence avoided him doing a lot of things he want to do.So he lived a sad and unhappy life with his grangfather and were not on good terms with each other before he knew those four girls.He had a lot of money,however,he did not show it off.He was very enthusiastic and he became a sunny boy.
Mrs Marchi was a wise mother.She allowed her children to experience through the joys and sorrows of life and hoped her children to experience their lives instead of copy the history of generation.She hoped her children would be beautiful, talented, kind, loved and respected by the people.She would encourage children.She loved their country.To their motherland ,she encouraged her husband to the war and never regreted it.She had been learning how to set an example to the children.
At first,every little girl had their share of vanity.However,after going through a lot,they gradually growed.They understand what is true happiness.Each of them had their own castles in the air and their little aspirration.In their view,family was their place of growth and refuge.They would listen carefully to their mother,would use their skillful hands and clever brain to creat the beauty of life and would beautify their soul.
Some people said,four sisters growing up was like a richest interesting educating poem.The author used normal language to show us the great humam family,friendship and love.In the eyes of four sisters,the happiest thing was they could live with those who they loved forever.Indeed,In my opinion,this is also my greatest happiness.
They were very hard woking and they helped the home to support the family by doing various things.They were busy but they did not lack of the luster of life.Once each of them had been lost,regreted,and puzzled,but anyway,they grew up.They were innocent and had no bad opinions.After experiencing a series of trials and life to death,they gradually said goodbye to their childish and became mature.They helped each other ,loved each other,and became a group of little women who could stir up the burdens of life.
Their smile is in my mind,remembering me to be strong,to have a pure heart.They also tell us how to deal with family relationship.From them,I think I have to learn to be strong,learn how to be content and learn how to cherish what we have.Do not undershand their valuable after we lose them.We should treat others sincerely and regard every parting as forever parting.Just as the saying goes,do not cry for the past meteors,or you will miss the others.We should be careful to find others advantages.We should have hopes to the future and set our own goals and then strive to reach them.Allow ourselves to be an independent,strong and motivated people.Just be a real little woman!
Before I read this book, I had watched a cartoon movie made by Japan. So I have a strong interest on it.
It all begins in the dead of winter; The Christmas Season. The coldest one of all, were the war has made fuel for heating very scarce. While her husband is off at war, Marmee is left alone to raise their four daughters: Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy.
On Christmas Eve, Marmee has just arrived home from passing out food to the less fortunate with a letter from her husband, the girls' father. The all gather together around the fire to read the letter. Afterwards, the girls are teary eyed. Marmee kisses them and they are off to bed.
Jo is longing to become a writer. So, every night she stays up late writing the script for soap operas. As morning comes she is the last one awake. The table is set, and food prepared for their Christmas feast.
As dusk falls, the girls are all up in the attic acting out Jo's play, which she reads from the local （fake） newspaper. As they are performing, their rich, next-door neighbors grandson watches from the window.
The 2 oldest girls: Jo and Meg, get ready to attend the Christmas Ball. While Jo is curling Meg's hair, there is a strange smell to the air. Amy screams, Megs hair is being singed. They continue digging through the old clothes bin for a pair of white gloves.
One of the prominent themes in Little Women is the coming of age or maturation of the girls. During the course of the novel we see them grow in many ways -- physically, intellectually, and especially emotionally. One question which readers must ask themselves is whether the views the characters have on the coming of age process are shared by Alcott. If they aren't, what are Alcott's views and how do they differ from those of the women in her story?
It is interesting to examine the last half of Chapter 20, "Confidential." Jo addresses the maturation issue as she speaks with Marmee of the situation between Meg and Mr. Brooke. The possible love between these two represents one of the very important aspects in coming of age for a teenage girl. Jo treats this natural process as if it were some sort of disease, however. Jo cannot understand why Meg would want to stop behaving "like a sensible creature" （p.202）， and refers to love as "such nonsense."
Little Women is a novel published in 1868 and written by American author Louisa May Alcott. The story concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts with her three sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth. Little Women is the story of The Marches, a family used to hard toil and suffering. Although Father March is away with the Union armies, the sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth keep in high spirits with their mother, affectionately named Marmee. Their friendly gift of a Christmas holiday breakfast to a neighbouring family is an act of generosity rewarded with wealthy Mr. Laurence's gift of a surprise Christmas feast. However, despite their efforts to be good, the girls show faults: the pretty Meg becomes discontented with the children she teaches; boyish Jo loses her temper regularly; while the golden-haired schoolgirl Amy is inclined towards affectation. However, Beth, who keeps the house is always kind and gentle. After certain happy times winning over the Laurences, dark times arrive as Marmee finds out about her husband's illness. Worse is to come as Beth contracts scarlet fever in her Samaritan efforts for a sick neighbour and becomes more or lean invalid. The novel tells of their progreinto young womanhood with the additional strains of romance, Beth's terminal illness, the pressures of marriage and the outside world. This is the story of their growing maturity and wisdom and the search for the contentedneof family life. It was written in 1867 and is a fictionalised biography of Alcott and her sisters. It has become a much loved classic tale and, while some of its issues seem outdated, many of the trials of the sisters are all too relevant today as evidenced by its continued following.(www.lz13.cn)