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KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS
The story is set in New England; specifically the Boston, Massachusetts area during the American Civil War. The domestic lives of the March family as the four girls and their mother survive on their own during hard times is the setting of the story.
LIST OF CHARACTERS
The four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
Mrs. March, called Marmee.
Laurie, Mr. Laurence’s son.
Hannah, the house keeper.
Mr. Laurence, the next door neighbor
Mr. Brooke, Laurie’s tutor-marries Meg
The Moffats (Sally-best friend of Meg’s)
Fred and Frank Vaughn-English friends of Laurie’s. Fred proposes to Amy in France.
Aunt Carrol-the Aunt who goes to Europe and takes Amy as a companion for herself and a cousin named Flo.
Aunt March-wealthy widowed aunt for whom both Amy and Jo work as a companion at different times. Puts up the money for Amy to go to Europe. She wills her house to Jo.
Professor Bhaer-German teacher in the house in New York. Marries Jo.
Mr. Dashwood-editor of the Weekly Volcano, a sensational paper of the day.
Daisy and Demi-Meg’s twins.
The Scotts-neighbors to Meg and John.
The Chesters-wealthy people in the community who put on a fair and ask Amy to participate.