In some ways, Jo has traits that coincide with those we see displayed by Amy. She is rebellious and she is outspoken. However, the fundamental difference between Jo and the other girls, is that her feelings of love and marriage are disparate and she had no intentions to ever accustom to these societal demands. Her portrayal does not make her an unappealing character, but instead, reminds us of her humanity. We feel that our Edith (Auspluto) rose styled in this simple design captures this earthy sense of self we get from the character of Jo March. She is a flamboyant character, yet embodies a relaxed persona hosting a gold, apricot heart which is cocooned by a halo of softer outer pink petals. Despite her more ‘tom-boyish’ outer shell, we see this softer side of Jo March inapparently displayed through her love of reading and writing literature. But, by the end of the novel
“Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally”
as we see her fall into the arms of Professor Friedrich Bhaer.