Little Women: Who Does Jo End Up With?

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Greta Gerwig's Little Women

The most anticipated release of “Little Women” as a K-Drama is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know. Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel “Little Women” has multiple adaptations. Be it film, stage drama, audio drama, musicals, or TV series, “Little Women” was loved in every form. It was adapted seven times as films, starting from the 1917 silent film to Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’, which starred Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, and Saoirse Ronan. Now, ‘Little Women’ is about to be released as a K-Drama series on Netflix as ‘Ag-eun Assideul’ on 3rd September 2022 at 21:10 KST (17:40 IST). 

The 2019 “Little Women” was both written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Even after all the adaptations, the period drama did not fail to impress the audience. Gerwig and all the amazing cast members managed to bring a new freshness to the film to keep it evergreen. The family dynamics, and its cozy and homely aesthetics, are all kept intact while also questioning the idea of marriage. After watching the film, one can tell that Gerwig is not a stranger to Alcott’s “Little Women”, which makes it such a pleasant watch.

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Meet The “Little Women”

As the title suggests, “Little Women” is the story of four sisters of the March family.  The eldest, Margaret March, who is nicknamed Meg, is introduced as a 16-year-old teenager. She is the motherly figure who takes care of the household when their mother is absent. She is the most beautiful of all her sisters and is often referred to as the perfect “little woman”. She’s the embodiment of society’s expectations of how a woman should be. Meg takes pride in the title and encourages her sisters to follow her path.

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The sisters
The Little Women

Jo, or Josephine March, is only 15 years old but already a headstrong girl. She goes against the conventional understanding of a “woman” and is often treated as a boy. Jo is intelligent and creative but struggles with keeping her mood in check. She often suffers from uncontrollable rage and strives for freedom. It is often believed that Louisa May Alcott fabricated Jo after herself since she considered her childhood self a tomboy.

Elizabeth March, or Beth, is a shy and quiet 13-year-old. She’s the person who keeps her family together during an argument. Beth is a homely person who likes to stay in and knit. However, she is soon drawn to death by scarlet fever. Being a very lovable character, Beth’s death is the most tragic part of the book.

Amy Curtis March is the youngest of all and much pampered. As a result, she is often inconsiderate of others and most unlikely to yield to others. Amy is also a great artist and very ambitious. As she grows older, Amy learns to be more considerate and works hard for her success.

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Who Does Jo End Up With?

From the beginning of “Little Women”, Jo has mentioned multiple times how she doesn’t want to marry. She dislikes marriage mainly because she fears losing her family. Throughout her teenagehood, she dedicated her life to reading, writing, and composing plays and short stories. Originally, in the book Jo rejects the marriage proposal from her childhood friend Laurie. She suspects that Laurie’s love for her is platonic and not romantic. Later, she moves to New York for her career to meet a German professor named Friedrich Bhaer, whom she marries years later. 

Little Women Scene
Jo and Laurie

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” tells a slightly different tale. Granting the fans’ wishes, Gerwig writes a different fate for Jo and her future life. Through the 2019 period drama, Gerwig sends a bigger message. The film seems to have two different endings. In the first ending, Jo is seen with her husband in front of the school she established in her aunt’s mansion. In the second ending, which is her actual reality, Jo is an author- successful and independent. This can be seen as if Gerwig is mirroring Alcott’s wishes as Jo’s book is also titled “Little Women”. This ending gives a different perspective to Louisa May Alcott’s novel and justifies the fame Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” has received. The next thing is to see how the K-Drama presents our Little Women.

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By AntaraM

I'm Antara Mallick, an Intern in web content writing. You can find me writing about TV series, reality shows, and Kdramas.

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