Little Women

Little Women

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The Turquoise Ring Symbol Analysis

The Turquoise Ring Symbol Icon
When Amy goes to live with Aunt March during Beth’s bout of scarlet fever, it is revealed that Aunt March plans to give her a turquoise ring as a reward for her “good behavior and charming manners.” It’s during her time at Aunt March’s house that Amy becomes a more religious and pious person. This ring can be seen as symbolizing the reward of Heaven after a life of earthly toil. It can also be seen as symbolizing the worldly riches that Amy will inherit as her life unfolds, given that she is able to cross class boundaries and enter the upper class.
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The Turquoise Ring Symbol Timeline in Little Women

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Turquoise Ring appears in Little Women. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 19: Amy’s Will
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Christianity, Morality, and Goodness Theme Icon
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...dies. Amy is delighted to learn that Aunt March also has plans to give her a turquoise ring when she leaves for home, given that she’s been well behaved. She resolves to be... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 20: Confidential
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Genuineness, Simplicity, and Natural Beauty Theme Icon
Mrs. March notices that Amy is wearing a turquoise ring , and Amy explains that Aunt March gave it to her. Amy asks her mother... (full context)