This is a brighter, more cheerful chapter, eh? Although Amy is having trouble understanding (and being understood by) Aunt March, overall she has life pretty nice. Especially compared to the terrible worries and fears Meg and Jo are enduring! Still, she has her little worries, and draws up her own will in all earnestness.
Some old people keep young at heart in spite of wrinkles and gray hairs, can sympathize with children's littl ecares and joys, make them feel at home, and can hide wise lessons under pleasant plays, giving and receiving friendship in the sweetest way (p. 171).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Have you ever made your own will, either recently or when you were a child?
What might the inclusion of a sympathetic Roman Catholic character, who is a servant and a Frenchwoman, tell us about Alcott's own views on religious differences?