The classic novel Little Women, much loved the world over, has been re-made into a new film and come back once again into our lives. The film, based on the literary classic Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott, has won 55 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director at film festivals around the world, including the 77th Golden Globe Awards and the 92nd Academy Awards.
The film, released in Korea on February 12, 2020, had a successful run. According to Naver Movies, the audience figures who watched reached 513,213, and it successfully finished with a high rating of 9.1.
Little Women takes place in Concord, Massachusetts, in the 1860s during the Civil War. The story is about the March sisters: Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy. As their father goes to the battlefield, the family situation becomes difficult. However, not only do they rely on each other without losing their dreams and hopes, but also share the pain of first love. This movie is a coming-of-age period drama film that gives the audience a great impression. Sometimes, they argue with each other because of their different personalities, but eventually they respect and support each other and grow into independent personalities.
At the time when the novel was published, it was not only difficult for women to stand on their own, but they also had limited statuses. However, during the initial emergence of a women’s rights movement, the March sisters had an open mind about women’s rights, and we can see that in the movie. For example, this can be seen by Joe’s behavior and willingness to stand on her own as a writer in an era when women’s social activities were limited. Little Women is a movie worth re-examining in the context of the long evolving feminist movement.
“I intend to make my own way in the world.” is one of the famous lines said by Joe March in Little Women. As Joe said, we must treat ourselves preciously and trust ourselves. If you are not sure about yourself or need confidence, why do not you watch this movie? It is sure that you will find the answer to your question.