10 Empowering Female Characters in Literature

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2) Jo March – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott                          (2 of 10)

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2) Jo March – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott                          (2 of 10)

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Jo March was practically everybody’s favorite character in the book. Creative but not imaginative and naïve, she was the tomboy in her family. She was bold and was never afraid to speak her mind, and all of us loved her streak of independence.

She was the leader while her father was away (“Son Jo”). She was also passionate about her family and about literature. Her friendship with Laurence was heartwarming and she showed that not all male-female friendships lead to marriage.

Her love for Friedrich, however, was beautiful as it showed that she cared nothing for money, age, or status. Jo March was more than a literary character as she has set standards for girls to follow.

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