By H. G. Wells
In A sleek Utopia, tourists fall right into a space-warp and abruptly locate themselves upon a Utopian Earth managed by way of a unmarried international Government.
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The March girls struggle with real problems舒vanity, restraint, shyness, envy. In large part, the terms of their struggles make the difference. If pickled limes are no longer the forbidden vogue in school, as they are at Amy舖s, perhaps illegally downloaded MP3 files are. Although the restrictions on Jo舗s behavior and future doubtless are stronger than those today舗s teens face, Jo舗s choices demonstrate how she can begin to learn to live satisfactorily within those restrictions: She does marry, but we hope she only postpones her plans to travel the globe and her ambition to be a world-famous writer.
Beth, a household saint in her homely shrine, wears a metaphorical hair shirt and practically flagellates herself daily, even within her transcendental universe. One wonders how much Beth舗s fate itself is actually a sacrifice in Alcott舗s mind. Such a typical Marmee maxim as 舠a kiss for a blow is always best舡 is a bit disturbing when taken with her other advice as a reinforcement of the need for female sacrifice, even if it does echo New Testament doctrines to turn the other cheek. Marmee displays her tremendous devotion to God in a few preachy monologues, particularly in chapter 9, yet the family, although clearly Protestant, is not described as belonging to any particular sect舒perhaps another extension of the novel舗s planned universality.
And Meg shook her head, as she thought regretfully of all the pretty things she wanted. 舠But I don舗t think the little we should spend would do any good. We舗ve each got a dollar, and the army wouldn舗t be much helped by our giving that. I agree not to expect anything from Mother or you, but I do want to buy Undine and Sintrama for myself. I舗ve wanted it so long,舡 said Jo, who was a bookworm. 舠I planned to spend mine in new music,舡 said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth brush and kettle holder.