In Little Women - In Little Women, the girls play pilgrims....

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Unformatted text preview: In Little Women, the girls play pilgrims. How does this game and the book on which the game is based reflect the larger scheme of the novel? In Little Women the girls play pilgrims, not the kind of pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock. The type of pilgrims Alcott is describing are the ones from the classic Christian based story by John Bunyans popular 17 th century allegory Pilgrims Progress (Perkins and Perkins, 119). The March girls face many burdens such as in the story of the Pilgrims Progress Their mother Marmee tries to keep them grounded with faith a morals. The chapter begins with Christmas wont be the same without any presents (Alcott, 114), the girls are facing the burden of a Christmas without presents due to the familys new financial status. This is just one of the many burdens the girls have to carry such as the bundles of the Pilgrims in the story that they reenact. Marmee states that it is a play we are as the bundles of the Pilgrims in the story that they reenact....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course LITR 221 taught by Professor Cramer during the Spring '11 term at American Public University.

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