Little Women

create a comparison between Jo and Amy.

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Jo is a tomboy with a hot temper, who also has scads of tenacity..... she's smart, loves books, and hates sitting still. Throughout the novel we see her mature and become more ladylike.

"You are old enough to leave off boyish tricks, and to behave better, Josephine. It didn't matter so much when you were a little girl; but now you are so tall, and turn up your hair, you should remember that you are a young lady."

"I'm not! And if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty," cried Jo, pulling off her net, and shaking down a chestnut mane. "I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China aster! It's bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boys' games and work and manners! I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy; and it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa, and I can only stay at home and knit, like a poky old woman!" Chapter One

Amy on the other hand is a hoity-toity little lady from the get-go. She's a snob, temperamental, and has no problem burning Jo's books......

"You laugh at me when I say I want to be a lady, but I mean a true gentlewoman in mind and manners, and I try to do it as far as I know how. I can't explain exactly, but I want to be above the little meannesses and follies and faults that spoil so many women." (Chapter 30)

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Little Women