March Questions and Answers

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March’s idealism finds expression in many ways, but primarily it is made known by his commitment to abolitionism and his attitude toward black people. For instance, even though he is struck by the...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2017 10:30 am UTC

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Many quotes from Geraldine Brooks' novel March are thought provoking. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. “You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 12:31 am UTC

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Another theme that you could write about for an essay on March is March's views on education. He relates, for example, the perspective of Miss Dav, who says that female education is almost...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2018 1:52 pm UTC

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March is first drawn to the slave woman named Grace. He meets her when he is a young man working as a peddler in the southern United States. Grace is a slave to Mr. and Mrs. Clement, who are...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:31 am UTC

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Grace was vital in forming the grown up March who decides to enlist and fight in the Civil War against slavery. It is the account that he gives ofhis time at the Clement's plantation, and of the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 9:45 am UTC

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March is a fairly complex character in Brooks' novel. On one hand, he authentically believes in convictions. He believes that slavery is wrong and is worthy of condemnation. He does this in...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2011 5:18 pm UTC

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The eNotes study guide to Geraldine Brooks' novel March (linked below) is an excellent place to begin any study of the novel and its main character, John March, who is based on the historical...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 5:08 am UTC

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This book reveals another side of the story Louisa May Alcott tells in her nineteenth-century novel, Little Women. As in Little Women, we see the role of women as primarily that of being...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 8:36 am UTC

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Mr. March is an abolitionist from the opening of the novel. He fights in the Union Army because he wants to battle injustice, including slavery. This conviction only strengthens as the novel...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2016 2:34 am UTC

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Brooks' novel March is the story of Mr. March, the father of the March family in Louis May Alcott's Little Women. In Little Women, the father is away at war, and Alcott focuses on the story of the...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2011 5:10 am UTC

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Chapter 11 is a key section of this novel that compars the idealism of March when he decides to go to war and then the knowledge that he gains through his first year that shakes his innocence to...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 9:24 am UTC

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The literary work titled March: The Difficult Journey from Innocence to Experience is a work of fiction, a novel, that is based on an earlier novel, Little Women, by Southern writer Louisa May...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2010 6:57 am UTC

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There are many conflicts that are brought out in Brooks' novel. Given the time period of the Civil War, this makes sense. I think that the first chapter, though, sets up an interesting conflict....

Latest answer posted July 31, 2011 12:14 pm UTC

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One of the most important characters in March, Grace, is a symbolic character who exists to demonstrate the unjust nature of slavery. While Grace functions primarily to illustrate the themes of the...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2017 12:09 pm UTC

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My answer is the answer above, but apparently the links didn't work the first time, so here they are again.

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012 11:34 am UTC

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The fascinating basis of this account is taken from the historical interest that Geraldine Brookes discovered when she moved to an area that was full of history of the Civil War. This encouraged...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2013 6:46 am UTC

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I think that Brooks' work shows the need to stand up for one's beliefs in a couple of ways. The first would be through March, himself. He refuses to remain silent when he recognizes that there...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

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Both Emerson and Thoreau were for emancipation and against slavery. According to the novel March, by Geraldine Brooks, Emerson was "passionately eloquent" on the subject and did not mind taking...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2015 6:39 pm UTC

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In Geraldine Brooks' March, the title character, John March is an ardent abolitionist. It is because of his dislike of slavery that he joins the Union Army. He wants to be a chaplain so he can...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2009 10:09 pm UTC

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The clearest description we receive of March in this book is actually in Chapter 14, when Marmee travels to visit him in hospital when he is greviously ill, and sees the transformation that his...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2013 7:25 am UTC

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The quotation referred to in this question comes from Chapter Eight of this book, which is when March writes to his wife of his experience of working at the cotton plantation belonging to Mr....

Latest answer posted August 26, 2013 7:36 am UTC

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One example of a minor character who helps reinforce the central theme of the inequality between the genders is Prudence, the small black girl that Grace convinces the eighteen-year-old March to...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2013 7:48 am UTC

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Throughout the account that March gives of his time in the Civil War, exceprts of his letters that he writes to his wife are included. Yet, from the very beginning, it is clear that there is a...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 9:36 am UTC

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The term "morally ambiguous" can be interpreted in several different ways; it is not necessarily a negative trait, but is often interpreted to only include the negative. In this case, it should be...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2013 7:13 pm UTC

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The two shared several difficult experiences together, and it is through these experiences that they became close. In addition to that, each was physically attracted to the other. March and Grace...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2015 4:46 pm UTC

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Brooks' novel reflects the Southern reality regarding the education of slaves. There is little doubt that some of the slaveowners were simply cruel, regarding their slaves as objects or non-...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 7:13 pm UTC

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In Brooks' retelling of Little Women from John March's, the father's, point of view, the focus seems to be more on the conflict between the ideal and reality than between thoughts and actions. In...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016 6:45 pm UTC

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