In the book Little Women, what is rigamarole and explain why it is a good game to play when people are trying to get to know one another.I read the book and I am having trouble with this question....

In the book Little Women, what is rigamarole and explain why it is a good game to play when people are trying to get to know one another.

I read the book and I am having trouble with this question. If you could please help me I would be so delighted. I will give ten points to the best answer and it might be you. Thank's for your help!!

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The game "Rigamarole", as described in Little Women, is one children have played (and not known this name for) for generations. Basically, to play the game one begins a story. Right before something dramatic is to happen, the speaker stops and passes the story onto the next person, and so on. The story, therefore, becomes the creation of the group as a collective whole.

The reason that this is a good game to use when people are getting to know each other is that it can be used as an ice breaker. People tend to open up a little more when they are not being asked the typical questions which could cause some anxious moments. By taking focus off of the individual, and placing it on the story at hand, people tend to forget that they are in an unfamiliar environment or surrounded by unfamiliar people.

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