Writing in the 19th century, Louisa May Alcott was a vibrant and eloquent personality, a decided feminist, and a great deal of her vivacity is captured in the strong female characters that highlight her classic novel, Little Women. Chronicling the lives of a mother and her four unique daughters, whose father is off fighting in war, Alcott details the endearing antics of sibling friendship, and the maturation of four very different women. Centering the novel is Josephine “Jo” March, who has a limitless imagination and a deep love of writing. Jo is the second oldest, her elder sister being the demure and beautiful Meg, and her younger sisters are Beth, kind and shy, and the incorrigible Amy, an avid artist. As the four sisters navigate romantic intrigue, sickness, monetary difficulties, and crushed dreams, they respectively come into their own, discovering and cementing their strong individuality. Perfectly encapsulating four vivid personalities, as well as a beautiful character portrait of the redoubtable Marmee, Alcott produced a well-loved American classic, one that endears and vibrates with the resolute strength of her female protagonists.