Little Women – Monologues

Little Women Monologue – Amy March – Marriage Is An Economic Proposition

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


I’ve always known I would marry rich. Why should I be ashamed of that? Well, I believe we have some power over who we love, it isn’t something that just happens to a person. 

Well. I’m not a poet, I’m just a woman. And as a woman, I have no way to make money, not enough to earn a living and support my family. 

Even if I had my own money, which I don’t, it would belong to my husband the minute we were married.

If we had children they would belong to him, not me. They would be his property. 

So don’t sit there and tell me that marriage isn’t an economic proposition, because it is. It may not be for you but it most certainly is for me.

Amy March – What I Honestly Think Of You Monologue

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


Do you want to know what I honestly think of you? I despise you. Because with every chance for being good, useful, and happy, you are faulty, lazy, and miserable.

Selfish people do like to talk about themselves. 

Yes, very selfish. With your money, talent, beauty, and health — ah you like that, you old vanity -with all these good things to enjoy, you can find nothing to do but dawdle.

[He (Laurie) drunkenly puts his hand over hers. He wears a ring on his pinky finger, which he never takes off:]

Aren’t you ashamed of a hand like that? It looks like it’s never done a day of work in its life. And that ring is ridiculous.

Amy March – I Want To Be Great Or Nothing/I’m A Failure Monologue

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


I’m a failure. Jo’s in New York being a writer and I’m a failure. Rome took all the vanity out of me and Paris made me realize I’ll never be a genius, so I’m giving up all my foolish artistic hopes.

Because talent isn’t genius and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great or nothing.

And I will not be some commonplace dauber and I don’t intend to try anymore. 


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Amy March – You’re Being Mean Monologue

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


No no no, Laurie you’re being mean. Stop it stop it. I have been second to Jo my whole life in everything.

And I’ll not be the person you settle for just because you cannot have her. 

I won’t, I won’t do it. I won’t…not when I have spent my entire life loving you.

Little Women Monologue – Jo March – I’m So Sick Of IT/ I Want To Be Loved Script

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


I’ve always been quite content with my family. (pause) I don’t understand it. Perhaps, perhaps I was too quick in turning him down, Laurie.

I think if he asked me again I would say yes. Do you think I’ll ask me again? Because (pause) because I think I care more to be loved.

I want to be loved. And I know that’s not the same as loving somebody I know.

I just feel like, I just feel like women, they have, they have minds and they have souls as well as just hearts

and they’ve got talent and they’ve got ambition as well as just beauty and I am so sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for I am so sick of it.

(pause) But I’m so lonely!

Jo March – Marriage Proposal Monologue Script

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


You’re a great deal too good for me. And I’m so grateful to you, and I’m so proud of you, and I just…I don’t see why I can’t love you as you want me to.

I don’t know why. I can’t change how I feel and it would be a lie to say I do when I don’t. I’m so sorry Teddy. I’m so sorry but I just can’t help it.

Teddy, it would be a disaster if we married. I can’t, I can’t, I’ve tried it and I’ve failed. I can’t. I can’t say yes truly, so I’m not going to say it at all.

And you’ll see that I’m right eventually. And you’ll thank me for it. Listen, you’ll find some lovely accomplished girl who will love you and adore you and…

she’s going to make a fine mistress for your fine house, but I wouldn’t. Alright? Look at me. I’m homely and I’m awkward, and I’m odd.

And you’d be ashamed of me. And we would quarrel because we can’t help it even now.

I’d hate elegant society, you’d hate my scribbling, and we would be unhappy. And we would wish we hadn’t done it, and everything will be horrid.

Teddy, I don’t believe I will ever marry. I’m happy as I am. And I love my liberty too well to be in any hurry to give it up. 

Jo March – I Figured You Love Me Monologue Script

A monologue from the screenplay by Greta Gerwig


NOTE: This is Laurie’s monologue, but is used for Jo instead.

It’s no use, Jo, Jo we’ve got to have it out. I’ve loved you ever since I’ve known you Jo I couldn’t help it.

And I tried to show you and you wouldn’t let me which is fine but I must make you here now and give me an answer because I cannot go on like this any longer.

I gave up everything you didn’t like. I’m happy I did it and it’s fine and I never complained. Because I (pause) I figured you love me, Jo.

And I realize I’m not half good enough and I’m not this great …


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