Posted on April 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The traditional favorite character in Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women seems to be Jo.
But recently, public opinion seems to be shifting toward her sometimes nemesis: Amy.
Novelist Jane Smiley argued for Amy’s respect in the collection The March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women, and Florence Pugh brought new life — and maturity — to the character in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie adaptation of Little Women.
And that, says journalist Kelly Blewett, stays true to the sister upon whom Amy is based: May Alcott Nieriker.
Learn more about Nieriker’s remarkable life and feminist accomplishments in the LA Review of Books.
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