What’s So Great About Little Women: An Advocacy

Women they have minds and souls as well as just hearts, and they got ambition and talent as well as just beauty. And I am sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for.”

And that is correct!

If you’ve heard of this particular quote, then you are up to date with the latest film that has been circulating on the web.

Little Women was a book written by Louisa May Alcott in the late 1868. It is a story about the March sisters, how they lived a life filled with joy and innocence even though their society was corrupted with judgement, dependence and vulnerability. Faced with challenges, they were able to stand firm about their opinions, beliefs and perspective as a woman in the late 1860s.

Even though this story was written decades ago, it’s still relevant in our society today.

It focuses on women showing how they can strive for the independence they want for their own good, whether it’s through themselves, with a partner or their future endeavor. Giving them a voice on what they want as a human being.

Good thing Greta Gerwig created a literary adaptation of this astonishing book filled with amazing actors such as Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet and more. 

What’s so great about this literary adaptation is that it still has the taste of the late 1800s but has created a modern twist with the help of the characters personalities, subtle dialogue, and the overall mood of the film. Little Women’s production was filled with powerful women who were able to create a masterpiece that would be pleasant to watch by many but has a strong voice for the little girls who are still scared to come out of their shell.

Quoted by Amy March, played by Florence Pugh, The world is hard on ambitious girls.” And to be fair, it’s true. When you’re young and innocent, small judgements can affect you in ways that can carry on as you grow up.

Just like Amy March, who was childish and playful, who grows up into a young lady, became wise and full of wisdom, is a great example for adolescent girls who is on the same boat as her.

Being a great independent woman, Jo March who always wanted to be a writer, found her confidence and passion as she continues to do so, also showing that women can stand on their own and provide for oneself.

These little women are true examples of what a woman is capable to do and with that, thank you Greta Gerwig and Louisa May Alcott for giving us the inspiration to stand for what is right.