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Greta Gerwig's Little Women Discussion Questions

  1. Let's discuss Emma Watson and her role as Meg. Emma Watson is a really well known feminist advocate, with major career and academic success. Why do you think Gerwig chose to have her play Meg and not Joe? What were some of Meg's moments in the movie that stood out to you and why?

  2. Let's talk about Amy's character. Compare the portrayal of Amy in the book/past adaptations to this one. What are some key differences and why are they important in regards to fifth wave feminism?

  3. Let's talk about Joe's monologue at the end. "I just think that, women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they've got ambition, and they've got talent, as well as just beauty, and I'm so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for, I'm so sick of it. But I'm...I'm so lonely." Let's discuss this monologue through the lens of feminist theory.

  4. Let's discuss Amy's monolouge to Laurie through the lens of feminsit theory. "Well. I'm not a poet, I'm just a woman. And as a woman I have no way to make money, not enough to earn a living and support my family. Even if I had my own money, which I don't, it would belong to my husband the minute we were married. If we had children they would belong to him, not me. They would be his property. So don't sit there and tell me that marriage isn't an economic proposition, because it is. It may not be for you but it most certainly is for me."

  5. Comment any other thoughts you had about the film!

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