Tonight, we’ll read the next chapter to “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “The PC and the PO”.
Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her sisters.
If you would like to start at the beginning, find the first episode that aired on December 18th, 2019. If you would like a refresher from the last chapter, it aired on October 14th, 2020.
In the previous chapter, Meg allows herself to be made over as a wealthy belle of the ball by the Moffat family she is staying with. She has an emotional roller coaster at the actual ball- pride, embarrassment and finally tipsy revelry. She hears more talk about her and her family that she doesn’t appreciate. Meg feels glad to be home, and gets heartwarming advice from her mother. Marmee tells her that it is more important to be a good person, and to be happy, than to be too focused on marrying into wealth lest one be miserable.