to finish reading Little Women. Is it bad that I find the greater tragedy being Laurie and Amy getting together, rather than Beth dying?
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I get so angry when Jo refuses Laurie.
but I will always and forever resent Little Women for shipping Amy and Laurie. Jo and Laurie. Forever.
BITCH BITCH BITCH BITCH
Louisa May Alcott remained a sturdy independent literary spinster, and so should Jo have done. In fact, that is what Alcott herself said, in a letter to her friend Alf Whitman. “Jo should have remained a literary spinster, but so many enthusiastic young ladies wrote to me clamorously demanding that she marry Laurie or somebody, that I didn’t dare refuse, but out of perversity went and made a funny match for her.”
Everyone’s marriage was a little bloodless. I said it, shoot me NOW!
I very much enjoy 19th century novels and was curious about this classic. Well, it was a mistake indeed—but not in the way that I expected! The book itself was a joy to read, engaging and engrossing and wonderful; but man oh man, never, ever have I experienced such disappointment at two literary characters not ending up together. The chapter entitled “Heartache” left me as crushed as if I had been in Laurie’s place, and when I began to see a Laurie/Amy match beginning to take shape, man… it really bummed me out. The Bhaer stuff I could barely stomach.
So yeah, Team Laurie here.
(Damn you, Louisa May Alcott.)
Ah, Jo and Laurie. The first couple I ever shipped. Of course they ended up togheter in my world - that would have been the proper ending. Argh, I love Jo & Laurie and I’m *STILL* bitter about Laurie/Amy and Jo/Professor Bhaer.
I hate how Jo ended up with the professor and Laurie with Amy. I feel Louisa May Alcott was high or something and ran out of good ideas and just let it end so poorly.
This fate could have been avoided if Jo had a sassy gay friend.
and I will never understand why Jo rejected Laurie.
So I’m reading Little Women, and its a cute book not what I normally read but I liked it.
And I know that it’s been around for a LONG time but since I’m reading it for the first time I’m certain there are people who have yet to read it and may one day end up reading it and don’t want it spoiled so if your ones of those people I for your sake will put a readmore :)
If you dont care or already read it read on :)