Jo shows her true colors in this scene from Little Women, Episode 3, as seen on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
- Florence's first season was such a spectacular success
that we are now intending an entire program
of new activities for her, aren't we dearest?
- Yes, mother.
- Not that she will neglect any opportunity
to share her advantages with those less fortunate.
And what about you Josephine?
- Oh, my scribbling keeps me too busy for charity schemes.
- Do you mean drawing dear?
- Oh, Josephine doesn't draw.
She writes romances in a general way with a dash
of the spectacular thrown in as a makeweight.
- I see. Does that amuse you dear?
- It pays me.
- And how do you fare with your languages?
- Oh, I don't know a word of anything, only English, and
I can't keep at any sort of study and I can't bear French.
It's such a slippery, silly sort of language.
Don't you think?