That Louisa May Alcott as Jo March was married to the professor as a believable ending to her story is presented in the movie with emotional intelligence. I photographed the copy of the book to show and the poem in the prelude encourages me to go ahead and share these photos at the holiday time.
“Go then, my little Book, and show to all
That entertain, and bid thee welcome shall,
What thou dost keep close shut up in thy breast;
And wish what thou dost show them may be blest
To them for good, may make them choose to be
Pilgrims better, by far, than thee or me.
Tell them of Mercy; she is one
Who early hath her pilgrimage begun.
Yea, let young damsels learn of her to prize
The world which is to come, and so be wise;
For little tripping maids may follow God
Along the ways which saintly feet have trod.”
Adapted from JOHN BUNYAN.