All These Men Were Inspiration For Professor Bhaer In Little Women

Anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you know who was an inspiration for the character of Friedrich Bhaer? Thank you.

Friedrich is a mixed character who was inspired by a lot of people who were influential in Louisa´s life.

Those were: Henry David Thoreau, Waldo Emerson, Johan Wolfgang Goethe and Charles Follen.

There are Alcott scholars who have done specific studies on Friedrich´s character. Some of my favourite studies are: “Singing Mignon´s song” by…